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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight has its local premiere at CMA

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 8:18 AM

A documentary about graphic artist Milton Glaser, Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight makes its local premiere tonight at 5:30 and 7:15 at the Cleveland Museum of Art Lecture Hall. Here's our review of the film.

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Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (U.S., 2009) When he was a kid, Milton Glaser discovered that he could draw just about anything — even “naked ladies” — upon request. “There was a short transition between that beginning and what eventually became my career,” admits Glaser, who went on to co-found New York magazine and create the “I ♥ NY” logo, which he conceived while riding in the back of a taxi one night. Various talking heads dicuss his “mixture of talent, play and intelligence” in this straightforward documentary that includes an extensive look at Glaser’s work, including his work for both private (Brooklyn Brewing) and public (Stony Brook University) entitites. Though nostalgic, some of the stories about what went on behind-the-scenes dramas at New York magazine in the ’60s are interesting, and Glaser is certainly articulate as he talks about his craft, something that broadens the film’s appeal. ***

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