The Act Of Making Things: To Inform & Delight   2 comments

I’m reblogging this post from July 2011 as a follow-up to my post this morning on Glaser’s death at 91. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes, and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.”Milton Glaser

Tuesday evening, we went to see Bob Dylan at the Casino Del Sol AVA Amphitheater. When I listen to Dylan’s music, many images come to mind. One such image is the Dylan poster by Milton Glaser, which in turn reminds me of a line from the Chronicle’s Rick Mitchell’s review several years ago of Bob Dylan’s CD, “Time Out of Mind,” in which Mitchell said the title should have been, “Mind Out of Time!” I felt like writing the Houston Chronicle to express my disagreement, but I didn’t. However, in Dylan’s live performance, there are times when I began to think Rick was correct.

If you, like I, appreciate the work of Milton Glaser…

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Posted June 27, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “The Act Of Making Things: To Inform & Delight

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  1. I saw him briefly as he was a teaching colleague of a father-in-law back in The Sixties, and like you I knew him first from that Dylan poster, once “ubiquitous everywhere” in rooms around that time. The two men (FiL and Glaser) sort of looked like each other and were contemporaries in many ways. The documentary and interviews always made Glaser seem so admirable in that must-be-about-making-things drive you mention being so struck by.

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