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Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

I’m running a little contest for my friends at Art House Films to promote their new documentary, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight.

Yes design nerds, that’s the Milton Glaser“the designer who created the famous I heart NY logo.

The prize is Milton Glaser’s latest book, Drawing is Thinking.

The film will be playing on June 19th in San Francisco at the Roxie. Here’s the official synopsis:

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring I ? NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton: To Inform and Delight. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Artfully directed by first time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser’s personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, and the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.

How to enter

Simply, post a comment below about why you heart Milton Glaser.

Comments should be substantive. I’ve got a little clever robot who will kill anything shorter than 12 words.

Be sure to include your email address when filling out the comment form. I need this so I can let you know if you win. Don’t worry, the address will remain private.

On June 19th, I will pick a winner and contact the user via email about the prize.


  • fulltext

    gravatarJun 10, 2009
    12:05 pm

    He is an icon of design. His book covers alone are masterpieces.

    Was that 12? I think so.

    Would love to win!

  • Jim

    gravatarJun 10, 2009
    12:58 pm

    I attended my brother’s graduation from Cooper Union where Milton Glaser bumped into me (hard) and never looked back or apologized. Edward Sorel was right behind him and he stopped to talk to me. Nice guy. As far as I can tell personally, Milton Glaser is a jerk.

  • Christine

    gravatarJun 10, 2009
    5:20 pm

    I am completely inspired by the fact that Milton Glaser still teaches – besides being 80, for goodness sakes – and in his golden years has stayed a vocal voice in the graphic design scene. He hasn’t rested his heels on his icon status, but rather, has stopped up to the plate in discussion panels, and he isn’t afraid to voice his (sometimes controversial) opinion. Lastly, I have heard he is an incredibly dedicated teacher, giving each of his students lots of individual attention and responding to each email.

    This is a guy who is genuinely energized by the power of design, 60-some-odd years later. I will forever heart Mr. Glaser for that.

  • Rose

    gravatarJun 11, 2009
    9:32 am

    As a plebeian that was influenced by his work, I feel that I should know more about this leader in the industry. I promise to donate the book to the college library when I have finished reading, it will educate hundreds of aspiring artists.

  • jason

    gravatarJun 11, 2009
    10:35 am

    Although not a designer ( I work in health care), I am enamored with the field. Design informs nearly every aspect of my daily life. From the “tools” I use to the sites I read (like LifeClever) designers envision and create the world.

    Glaser once said, “To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” This is an observation that applies as well to medicine as design.

    I look forward to the film and the book.

  • Seth

    gravatarJun 13, 2009
    10:29 pm

    Glaser is a role model who is working to solve major issues such as social injustices around the world. This is one of the few things that give the field of graphic design greater relevance. I have his book “The Design of Dissent” and it simply spectacular.

  • Rui

    gravatarJun 15, 2009
    7:14 am

    How I wish to know how to draw, because 12 words are few to talk about all Glaser has contributed for the modern design and art.

    The only problem he has is the logo he made. I think “I [heart] Lisbon” would be more beautifull. ;-)

    Hugs from the other side of the atlantic pound, Rui

  • luftmensch

    gravatarJun 15, 2009
    2:12 pm

    In 1967 I was a very young singer/songwriter/artist working hard to find my identity. Milton Glaser ignited my love of graphic design and reinforced the mystery and incredible talent of Bob Dylan with his design. I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m now an aging singer/songwriter/artist who still receives inspiration from his work.

  • Jimmy Vu Nguyen

    gravatarJun 18, 2009
    6:30 pm

    I heart Milton Glaser for his inspiration. His dynamic control of design has undoubtedly influenced anyone directly, or indirectly, involved with the craft. Good design conveys a clear message. Glaser’s design is great. His iconic “I <3 NY” logo evokes powerful emotions. A symbol of pride. A feeling of status. A sense of home. Whether his intentions were to create this phenomenon or not, I am unsure. But the fact of the matter is that he has given the city, state, and – dare I say – nation a rich visual representation, one that we are proud to purchase in souvenir shops on coffee mugs and white t’s even today, because it is still accurate.

    Screenprinting is one of my passions. I aspire to create a movement as powerful as Glaser’s. I know that he has contributed much more to the world, including the DC comicbook logo and the New York Magazine. I, however, heart him for his brilliance in the simple, American Typewriter font with red heart composition that speaks accurately for the millions that wear it.

    As far as the prize, I have no doubts that it has invaluable information between its covers. If I were so lucky as to win a copy, I am more than happy to create a mind map for the book and will post it on my blog so that everyone can access at least a summary of the book.

    Thank you for the opportunity.