Yesterday, at the Art Institute of California - Orange County, we had the privilege to have the great Milton Glaser join us for an interview via Skype. The wonderful Wendy Keys' film on Milton was shown first, Milton Glaser - To Inform and Delight then Milton came live from NYC to answer questions from the students.
Milton was the scholar, educator, and professional I have come to know in answering a variety of questions. The students where inspired and honored to hear from Milton who was intelligent, humous, and motivating. One moment that touched me was Milton's response on receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Obama earlier this year. Milton stated he was honored by the award, that he felt the President is the right man to do the job at this time and how humble and intelligent he thought the President was. He then went on to say how he really wished his mother could have seen that moment. Milton talked about some current projects he is working on, recommended a book that he had his studio read, and offered words of wisdom. The experience was pure Milton and one I know all who that attended will long remember.
My deepest and most sincere thanks to Milton for joining us via Skype.
Below are several videos of Milton Glaser's responses. My thanks also go out to xtine burrough for posting these videos on youtube.
Q. Who are your favorite illustrators right now?
Q. What are you reading now?
Q. How do you feel about students or professionals who mimic your work?
Q. What advice do you have for students?
Q. Finally, do you have any parting words for us?