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 GLASER: TO INFORM & 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.
MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM & DELIGHT opens this Friday at Cinema Village in New York and is also partnering with AIGA chapters for nationwide release. Glaser spoke with former New York Times art director Steven Heller and director Wendy Keys last week at his newly-designed SVA Theater in Chelsea following a private premiere.