The Artist Birthday Series

Milton Glaser

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Glaser is the subject of the 2009 documentary film To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser. Also that same year, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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At 86, Glaser still comes in to work at his Manhattan studio each morning, takes a pencil from a basket on his desk, and begins to draw. Recently, when the AIGA (a professional design organization), solicited ideas from him for a “2016 get-out-the-vote poster,” he didn’t hesitate. He’s dabbled in this arena before, sketching a poster with the motto “To Vote Is Human” in 2010. This time, he echoes René Descartes (“I think, therefore I am”) and challenges voters to prove they’re among the living.

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