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Mighty Graphic Deseigner Milton Glaser Died on His Birthday

  • New York Magazine obit (Milton Glaser was a co-founder)

    If Glaser had a breakout moment, it was his poster of Bob Dylan, from 1966.

  • Why Milton G was so influential, he studied under Morandi (The Guarduab obit)

  • So many people go through life with their eyes closed and don’t see anything except what they already know. Pay attention to what is, in the Buddhist sense, which means recognizing what is really going on, and not an illusion that is established to make you feel better about what you do. Self-examination, questioning whether or not you’re causing harm, whether you’re willing to lie in order to survive—all of those things are more important than which typeface you use. – Milton Glaser

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    Milton Glaser died on his birthday

    Interview

    About Trump, Milton said.

    Art can’t be done for a client—it has to be internal. But when you’re in my profession, you’re always dealing with clients. Donald Trump came to the studio a few times [when we were working on the Trump Vodka bottle, in 2006]. He paid half the fee, and never paid the second half. He always tried to hustle out of every deal he ever made with anyone. His trick was to make you realize that if you sued him, he’d come back to you with every lawyer in his scope. He was willing to invest millions of dollars to squash you rather than pay the bill. You have to face the fact that there are going to be clients you can work with and ones with which you cannot.


    (Monet Scribble)

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