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Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2009)

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For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring I Love NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser's remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait "Milton Glaser: 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

Apr 27, 2010

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Diverting as Glaser is being retrospective, it's so much more interesting -- not to mention truer to his achievement -- watching him being creative.

July 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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...will leave an audience feeling both lightened and illuminated.

June 19, 2009 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Collaborators testify to the continuing influence of Glaser, now almost 80, but seeing is believing in director Wendy Keys' pleasantly conversational documentary. Expect to mutter "He made that too?" at least a dozen times.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A breezy look at the man somebody says "may be the best-known graphic artist in the world."

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
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May leave you with the impression that the spirit of modern New York was conjured out of thin air by its subject.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
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What elevates the film to something more than a talking-heads documentary is the rapport established between Mr. Glaser and Ms. Keys on a project they both saw as a visual and verbal love letter to New York City.

May 20, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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a wonderfully intelligent portrait of a surprisingly verbal visual artist. At 80, Glaser is a wise and ever engaged advocate for improving the worldthrough stylistic invention.

May 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Unfortunately, the portrait first-time director Wendy Keys paints of the 80-year-old is more about myth building than anything else.

May 27, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

An illuminating, compelling and well-focused documentary. Just like Milton Glaser's artworks, it concurrently informs and delights.

May 24, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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Even casual filmgoers should be intrigued, while film buffs and cineastes will find the doc's inside-show biz stories a real treat.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The quantity and depth of Glaser's work is awesome

May 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Keys succeeds in limning an engaging portrait of an artist and mentor who's spent a lifetime affirming the power of art to inform and delight, and, if he can help it, effect positive social change.

May 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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