The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

March 30, 2015
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Studio Visit with Milton Glaser

The New York Times T Magazine visits designer Milton Glaser, co-founder of New York magazine and Push Pin Studios, in his studio:

May 13, 2011
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Milton Glaser: Embrace the Failure

To promote their graduation exhibition in May, students from Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm asked prominent creative figures to discuss their ‘fear of failure.’ In this video veteran designer Milton Glaser offers his insights into creative failure (which apply … Continue reading

February 11, 2011
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Something for the Weekend

Steven Heller, editor of I Heart Design and author/editor of countless other books about design, at 10 Answers. And Steven Heller is one of the designers featured in BBC Radio documentary I Heart Milton Glaser about the iconic I (Heart) … Continue reading

August 4, 2010
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Midweek Miscellany

The typographical cover for Oscar Guardiola-Rivera’s What If Latin America Ruled the World designed by Sarah Greeno at Bloomsbury UK. The Gall — The inimitable  John Gall, VP and Art Director of Vintage / Anchor Books, interviewed for a rather … Continue reading

January 28, 2010
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Dan Mogford’s de Bonos

Earlier this week, London-based graphic designer Dan Mogford kindly alerted me to a series of fresh Edward de Bono covers he designed for the Penguin UK: At the BPPA book cover panel last night, David Gee was lamenting publishers’ current … Continue reading

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