This DesignCast package includes 2 events: Event 1
The Milton Glaser
event was recorded on October 7, 2010. To coincide with his exhibition at the AIGA in New York, Milton Glaser will discuss his recent work in this webinar, exploring the backstory, context, and the challenges and interconnections of influence. "The phrase 'In Search of the Miraculous' has persisted in my memory," Glaser writes. "One could easily say that all human experience is a miracle: memory, color, taste, walking, skin, affection, Vermeer, stars, watermelon, and so on. ... The act of making things that move the mind is our deepest aspiration in regard to miracles."
The presentation will be divided into three parts: One Thing Leads to Another
Here, Glaser will contextualize work from the last five years and demonstrate how one influence can lead to another. He'll also discuss instances in which he discovered that work or ideas he thought were brand-new actually had root in his imagination many years earlier. The Client Didn't Get It
In this section, Glaser will look at work that the client rejected - like every designer, he has a closet full of proposals that were rejected by clients. In many cases, these works represent our most transgressive and imaginative efforts. But failure and ambiguity are difficult ideas to sell to a client who may simply want to move more cans of tomatoes. Stumbling in the Dark
The final section will focus on a discussion of his most recent prints and will continue the inquiry into the nature of perception. Does the difficulty of seeing these images - because of their darkness and lack of contrast - provoke the viewer to pay more attention? Or does it produce indifference and irritation? The interval between looking and seeing is one of communication's most profound issues. To create the new requires doubt. Or to quote the old man Picasso, "Art is a lie that reveals the truth."
Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2004, he was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. He was the first graphic designer to receive the National Metal of the Arts award (2009). As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day. This DesignCast is made possible with our partners at Adobe and the AIGA. Event 2
In her on demand designcast, titled "I Wake Up and Walk, First Reading the Obituaries": Maira Kalman on finding inspiration in ordinary things , Maira Kalman
talks about the two exhibitions of her work now on view in Philadelphia and New York, plus her collections of ordinary things, why she loves walking, how she sees the world, the nature of inspiration, and many other strange and wonderful topics.
• Learn how Maira Kalman approaches her daily design routine
• See where she gets her inspiration
• Look at her most recent work on view exclusively in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York City
• Find out the back story behind your favorite pieces
About the Presenter:
Maira Kalman is one of the best-loved illustrators working today. She has been involved in multiple aspects of art and design for almost forty years.
Self-taught, she has authored twelve children's books, has illustrated the "Elements of Style" and authored two blogs for The New York Times, "The Principles of Uncertainty" which was subsequently published as a book, and "And The Pursuit of Happiness" will be published later in October. A picture book for young readers, "13 Words," with the author Daniel Handler, will also be available in October.