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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

Work / Graphic Design

A three minute-long film about Milton Glaser to restore your belief in design

“I knew that I was obsessed with drawing as a child, and that it was a source of my greatest pleasure. There was nothing else I would prefer doing than drawing. Actually that is persistent to this very day.” So begins The New York Times’ short film looking at the spectacular life and career of Milton Glaser, and if this wonderful clip doesn’t restore your faith in design (and in the same amount of time you’d spend making a coffee, too!) then I don’t know what will.

In just two minutes and 57 seconds Milton gives a brief but powerful insight into the highs of his career thus far; from drawing nude girls for a nickel a piece at school, to founding New York Magazine in the late 1970s, and drawing up the “I love New York” logo on the back of an envelope in a cab. Showing rare archival images of the creative hub that was New York Magazine while Milton reflects on the notion of impactful design, this short perfectly condenses Milton’s magnificent and wise influence on the whole of the design industry, and casts a warm glow over everything he stands for.

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)

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Milton Glaser: Directed by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times, T Magazine (still)