The Quotable Milton Glaser

The 81-year old graphic designer Milton Glaser is a legend in contemporary design. 

Glaser was co-founder and first design director at New York magazine, but has also produced award-winning interior design, logos, posters and signage.

Mr. Glaser spoke today at Creative Mornings, the monthly ten-minute breakfast lecture series run by NYC designer Tina Roth Eisenberg. The talk was enthusiastically documented on Twitter.

Some Glaser aphorisms recorded by attendees included “Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt,” “The idea of trying able to explain why you do what you do is absurd,” and “If you’re bored with what you’re doing you may as well be a busboy in a restaurant.”

Below, a video of Glaser telling a joke. Check out some of Glaser’s recent designs here.

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