Milton Glaser Poster+Book Giveaway

Posted by Alex

UPDATE: Comments are closed, we’ll be picking a winner today. Thank you to everyone who entered!

To Inform & Delight is a new documentary about the life and work of Milton Glaser. It’s currently playing in San Francisco, at the Roxie Theater, and will be in other selected US cities this summer. Further info on the site.

In support of the film, we are doing a giveaway of a couple signed posters and Glaser’s new book Drawing is Thinking. The grand prize will be one hand-signed (by Mr. Glaser himself) film poster and one copy of the book (displayed above). The runner up will receive one hand-signed (by Mr. Glaser himself) film poster. To enter, just comment on this post and be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you if you win (email will not be publicly visible). The winners will be chosen at random from the comments on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Click here to enter!

If you’re in the San Francisco area, make sure to get out to the Roxie and catch this before it’s gone. It will be showing through the 25th of June. Also worth checking out is the Hilman Curtis short film on Glaser if you haven’t already.

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Andrew says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I must have this poster! I lost the contest here in AZ. Maybe i’ll have better luck here. :)

Good Luck on friday! #lyt


a.claudia says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I just recently saw the documentary last week and it was just absolutely eye opening how he envisions things. Wonderful, wonderful man.. So smart with talent dripping everywhere.


faber. says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Looks sweet! I’m in.

Incidentally, I just watched his TED talk the other day and it was amazing. From ’96 or so, but still so poignant. Can’t wait to catch the documentary.


Jess says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for even having a giveaway like this. :)


Taylor says:

June 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I love Milton Glaser so much that I named my hermit crab after him. If that’s not love I don’t know what is.

I love this blog and this is an amazing giveaway.


Stuart McConaghy says:

June 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

That is a fantastic prize, I’ll be keeping a lookout for any screenings of the documentary in NYC


Sherri McConaghy says:

June 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Very, very cool. Milton Glaser is certainly one of the masters. His work is so inspirational…..


Justin says:

June 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

If that poster were to make its way to Dallas it would automatically become the coolest thing within city limits.

Just saying.


Meredith says:

June 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I would make room on my space-starved wall just to display that gorgeous poster. Milton Glaser is one of my favorites.


RA_OUL says:

June 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Amazing news about one of the legends of Graphic Design! I am very excited and look forward to seeing the video. I have a nice collection of some of his work and a signed poster would definitely top that. This is really awesome what your doing to support the film.


Ryan says:

June 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

wow, thanks for doing the giveaway! I’ve spent the morning trying to find out how i can see the film anywhere close to my distant dusty desert town of Tucson. i’d love to read that book…


Sean says:

June 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I could really use something to be happy about. They rarely show good films in my area. I’m dying for some inspiration.


Stewart says:

June 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Gimme a P
Gimme a O
Gimme a S
Gimme a T
Gimme a E
Gimme a R

Gimme an Email telling me I’ve won.


Mo. says:

June 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Theme & Variation: That’s a brainstorming technic I learnt from Milton. You will come up with lots of ideas with it and all you’ll have to do is pick the best. seriously.


Bailey says:

June 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm

My boyfriend named his hermit crab after Milton, but it’s joint custody so I’m entering, too. :)

Dedication right there.


Andrew Brown says:

June 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Milton is great! I had a book design project for school last year which was to be based around a well known designer, who’s name we pulled from a hat. I ended up with Milton Glaser. It was definitely a great learning experience researching his work.


Corey Tegeler says:

June 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I was gonna go see this at the Woodstock Film Festival but never got around to it and now I’m sad. But if I win this contest I’ll be happy again.


Justin Park says:

June 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Love all of Milton’s work! It always comes up as good reference material and I’m glad to see that his posters are just as relevant today as they were when they were made.


Eric Guess says:

June 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Awesome that you’re able to do things like this Scott.
Here’s hopin’…


Joseph K says:

June 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Drawing is thinking… I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment.
Actually, I now wish I’d come up with this succinct phrase for that twitter #whyIsketchlogos competetion that was around a while back. Alas.
This time, though…

Also, you guys have some brilliant musical taste. Your articles and colours are rad, but it’s the possibility of new musical tips that keeps your tab up permanently in my browser.


Jakub says:

June 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm

LOL @ Stewart’s

“Gimme a P
Gimme a O
Gimme a S
Gimme a T
Gimme a E
Gimme a R

Gimme an Email telling me I’ve won.”


Alupa says:

June 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Best. Idea. Ever.

Mr. Glaser is a personal hero of mine. Good to hear that the film is getting the publicity it deserves. Makes me wish I still lived in the LA area so that I could catch a screening. Unfortunately, I think that unless it hits the threshold of 150,000 semi-wide release I will have to wait until the DVD. Which, makes me sad.


Ben de Silva says:

June 24, 2009 at 1:35 am

What a great giveaway!

Shame the UK is a little far away to catch the screening.


Misho Zivanov says:

June 24, 2009 at 1:53 am

Milton is a true inspiration to the generations of new designers world wide. His works are the right example that great design with the right idea can produce a tidal wave impact of creative thinking.
I also think that I have 0% chances of winning giveaway, because I’m from Serbia, a country that’s lightyears away (by the postal terms) from the US.
Nevertheless, I still enjoy looking at Bob Dylans poster that I have printed and taped together out of A4 sheets of paper, back when it was the only way for me to have it on my wall. My room changed but I never had heart to take the poster down. It is worn down and some edges are torn, but it was the first thing I printed on my jet printer almost 10 years ago. I think it’s going to be hanging there for a lot more time.


CLEER says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:07 am

Glaser is a legend for a reason I live in Ohio I may never get a chance to see the movie in theaters but maybe on dvd


Miriam Figueras says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:22 am

If only I could achieve what he has accomplished as a designer, I’d be the most fortunate professional in the world.


Brandon says:

June 24, 2009 at 5:59 am

I’ve been dying to see this film, but I’m going to miss the showing at the MFA in Boston because of some other commitments. A real bummer, because I’ve heard some good things.


K.Piatkowski says:

June 24, 2009 at 7:04 am

I was fortunate enough to see the movie in NYC. It’s a great to finally see Milton’s accomplishments as designer in this form.


Scott Strickland says:

June 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

His work is such an inspiration to me as a designer. That, and my dad keeps hording his original dylan glaser poster, so this way I could one-up him! Would absolutely love to have this.


Ben Anthony says:

June 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

His work reminds some of Edward Tufte, whose thoughts about information and the surprisingly beautiful way that information and ideas can be communicated.


Jonathan says:

June 24, 2009 at 7:50 am

Awesome… Will have to wait for the dvd because the film will probably never make it to Jacksonville… but I’ll be looking forward to it!


Paul Hess says:

June 24, 2009 at 8:31 am

Great promo. Fingers crossed! Thanks for reminding me about the Hillman Curtis interview. I love the shot from his storage room, so many posters.


jacobe says:

June 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

Hi Alex:

Have you had a chance to see the film yet?

I’m going to the late showing this evening… should be good!



okapi says:

June 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

I ordered Glaser’s monography just yesterday! Looking forward to watch the documentary! :)


Martin Linde says:

June 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

winning prices would be dandy! Looking forward to catching the movie when it comes to Portland.


Brandon says:

June 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

Thanks for everything guys, your content, and you contests, are always top notch and inspiring :)


Aaron says:

June 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

I love that original poster of Dylan, its the first thing I saw when I entered my design room at college.


Anu says:

June 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

The website doesn’t seem to have a schedule of when and where the film will be shown. Is that information available somewhere? Hope it makes it to Milwaukee sometime soon.

Great poster!


phetens says:

June 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

I’m comment number 230…I hope I get it too. I’ve always loved that poster…


Jonathan says:

June 24, 2009 at 10:04 am

Milton is truly design legend. His work should be carefully studied by all designers, from students to seasoned pros.


Steve says:

June 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I hope I win.
I’ve been looking for an original Bob Dylan Vinyl so that I could get an original poster that comes in it.
This signed poster would be better.


Alan says:

June 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Glaser is a bona fide design genius.

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking. – Milton Glaser

That poster has a special place on my wall ;-)



Ben says:

June 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm

ISO50 rocks my socks and so does Milton Glaser.
It it wasn’t for Milton Glaser we wouldn’t be designing today. :)


Moka says:

June 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Wicked! One question: How do you choose the winner in these sort of things? It’s hard to randomize comments.


yawooska babooska says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm

i want to make my mark in art but i always feel helpless when i am uninspired. i hope i win this. i have no money for such books. Milton Glaser seems like a really interesting person.


shane says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:14 pm

i’ve always wondered what the world would be like without “i heart ny” t shirts all over the place.


Corinne says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm

This man is the artist who took graphic design from trade to triumph. When the history of graphic design in the U.S. is written, the book can be divided into sections: before and after Milton Glaser. I am thrilled he’s being honored for the genius and visionary artist that he is…


Bryce Driesenga says:

June 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Can’t wait to see this movie when it comes out on disc, unless I am lucky enough to have it come to Grand Rapids, MI, but that is unlikely. I think this poster would be awesome.


Lemon says:

June 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Excellent giveaway, you guys are awesome and I can’t wait until I have a chance to see the film.


Richard L. says:

June 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I hope the documentary makes it to the midwest, specifically Madison WI, soon but I’m willing to wait until it arrives on dvd to see.


Misho Zivanov says:

June 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I’ll try sending my comment again. Send one yesterday but it never showed up in the list. Maybe it’s a conspitacy?
To bad I won’t be able to see this film, because I live in a country far, far, away… But stuff like tha sure need publicity and because of sites like this, we, mere mortals, have the opportunity to get some information and may have some chance of googlin’ for the way to find out more. Thanx for that. Here is a cheer for you – YAY!


Uriah says:

June 25, 2009 at 4:02 am

I hope AGDA runs a short screening here in Australia. Glaser is such a fantastic designer. I love his ideas for the supermarket he did.


smalldifferences says:

June 25, 2009 at 5:33 am

Thats a lot of scrolling down indeed!

funny how the longer the odds get the more you think …F*&k it … probably a waste of time… but maybe I’ll just comment anyway…. gotta be in to win, no?

Heres to hoping (caveat: but only as long as chances are slim enough to not be disappointed when you dont win.) :o)


Matt Smith says:

June 25, 2009 at 5:44 am

I hope this is coming to the uk at some point. Looking forward to seeing his design on the big screen. Great giveaway.


Nicholas says:

June 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Super keen to check this doco out. No doubt will have to wait till its on DVD as there dosent seem to be any Australian screenings any time soon.


Flea says:

June 25, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I got to meet him once 20 yrs ago, and was surprised at how big a man he is. The gentle works that come out of his large hands! Truly a giant in the field of graphic design. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie!


Jim says:

June 27, 2009 at 8:11 am

I was excited about the giveaway…Milton Glaser has been a hero since my childhood! One of the reasons I became a graphic designer, art/creative director was because of his simple and powerful images. I love the way he communicates through art and type! I was not aware of the book and I’m looking forward to an inspirational read!


HeLô says:

June 27, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Glaser and Push Pin just make my day more colourful and wild since I’ve met them. :)


Anton Jeludkov says:

June 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

<3 Mr. Glaser :) There is a spot on my shelf reserved just for that book!

-Big Fan.


Ricky Salsberry says:

June 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Wicked! Good luck to me I suppose.

I wonder if the film will be accessible to those not able to go to screenings? I haven’t seen it coming anywhere close to where I live :(


Zack Spreacker says:

June 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I really hope this film comes to Seattle like Tycho has for tonight ! Yeah, can’t wait!


StigC says:

June 28, 2009 at 3:21 am

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Hillman Curtis short film. What an impressive body og work this man has. And he has some very interesting things to say.


Jonathan Lewery says:

June 28, 2009 at 5:29 am

“Art Is… Whatever Remains.” – Absolute genius. One of my favourite TED talks.


M. England says:

June 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Its funny. I frequent this blog every couple days. It seems on average the comments are around 4 to 16 tops. But on this give away, it reaches a staggering 370+.

People like free stuff.

*By the way, I’m not trying to be witty and ironic to get a chance at the prize. Just an observation. Good blog though!


lauren says:

June 29, 2009 at 1:39 am

Long time fan of the blog and Milton Glaser. Where else could I satisfy my typography, synthy gheri curl soul, and eames obsessions in the same convenient place? Cheers!