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 for one of the great modern renaissance men. 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.
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Critic Reviews for Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

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

Full Review… | July 1, 2009
Boston Globe
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...will leave an audience feeling both lightened and illuminated.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
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."

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
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
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.

Full Review… | May 20, 2009
New York Observer
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Audience Reviews for Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

I enjoyed this doc quite a bit, and was surprised to see that Glaser was responsible for the I Heart NY design, which hasn't made him rich, but rather proud that art can inspire others through its reappropriation.

Luke W
Luke W

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