The Artist Birthday Series

Milton Glaser

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.


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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