Milton Glaser: How great design makes ideas new From the TED archives: The legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser dives deep into a new painting inspired by Piero della Francesca. From here, he muses on what makes a convincing poster, by breaking down an idea and making it new.

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37 comentarios:

I wonder when people who haven't even spent one second of their life to think about what art and design is, are going to stop mocking videos, that don't fit into their limited view of the world.

this is a video about design. If you are a designer, you realize the great ideas he presents. If your just a consumer, you wont.

Mocking a video like this only shows how stupid most people are.
If you're not interested, don't watch it. If it wastes your time, don't waste more posting a comment!
Wow, cool talk. Did you know that this is the guy behind the rather legendary "I ♥ NY" logo?
Josh Treleaven
Josh Treleaven:
He said "Incidentally I've never understood the conflict between abstraction and naturalism. Since all paintings are inherently abstract to begin with, there doesn't really seem to be an argument there. On another subject . . . "
rest in peace, will forever be remembered.
Ambrose Reed
Ambrose Reed:
This deserves more views. Glaser is so brilliant.
Noah Van Sciver
Noah Van Sciver:
Absolutely brilliant. I cannot imagine we’ll get another man like Mr. Glaser again. Rest In Peace.
"art is what remains"

Eugene Sheshenin
Eugene Sheshenin:
Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. That kind of talent, intelligence, personality and charm doesn't come often in one person. I grew up on his work. Precious influence. He led the life to admire. RIP, Milton GLAZER.
@doupz0r got to be careful, cause real-genius's fail by getting randomly hit by cars as well........
David Roy
David Roy:
Wow, didn't know Gene Simmons was so into design...
Seeing his process on creating an image for that quote is fantastic.
... and it's good to see that dead ends and struggle happens even to the best.
@DrInfidel The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
My favorite video... RIP, Milton Glaser.
This guy is a genius.
@BaileysBeads He didn't say it twice... it's just displaying twice because of Youtube's fail new system.
The whole lecture was based on how he looks at a tree, but he didn't tell me how he looks at a tree, so I could barley hear a word he said after that. So dose thinking about nature mean you can put blotches on everything and that makes it art? Or is that short sighted in some way?
@florencelovme When I hear "Flying Dutchman" I think of the ghost ship portrayed in the Wagner opera. In German it is called "Das fligende Hollender". A mighty, although not easy on your ear, piece of work.
Laurent Toussaint
Laurent Toussaint:
@SagaWrath blur could be explained by the fact that this takes place in 1998... vhs, rings any bell ?
Gareth Davies
Gareth Davies:
He overlooks or ignores the message of Pope's poem and just plays with two words therein.........was looking for more.
"Reliable Dutchman" is interesting; since the nationality is incontrovertible the adjective assumes a similar authority and truthfulness.
Theo Zagrae
Theo Zagrae:
thank you!
Mr. Wowad
Mr. Wowad:
An actual genius
this seems so dry and even scripted... as though he had planned out his jokes in advance... even though he tries to make it seem very natural, seems robotic. I don't like the pictures.
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
Tony Groenewoud
Tony Groenewoud:
This guy is so funny =D
How ironical to say that twice.
timothy hill
timothy hill:
no comment
This guy could really put a guy to sleep just after the guy woke up and had a coffee..
Filipe Moura
Filipe Moura:
Motiur Rahman
Motiur Rahman:
Ok. I’ve just come to be extremely jealous of my brother’s best friend. He’s actually been available always and forever. By some luck, he’s got a model to deeply love him in no time. Just how is that even achievable? He told me he tried the Cupid Love System (Google it!) I wish someone stunning told me they loved me… I don’t recall ever before seeing him so content. Kinda makes me sick.