Intro to Text Organism: Homage to Milton Glaser

I greatly admire Milton Glaser. His finely honed approach to lettering in ads and logos had a major influence on how I create my animated texts. Milton Glaser's website posts a Macworld article on Glaser by Andrew Shalat wherein Glaser expresses disdain for computers. He acknowledges computers are useful, but seems to feel they inhibit imagination if relied on too heavily. Naturally, I disagree with Glaser. I committed my life to this website because I firmly believe in the future of computer-based web art. Yet I am convinced Glaser's vision of graphic art will serve as a foundation for how computer generated text and icons manifest on the web. Indeed, as Andrew Shalat points out in his Macworld article, Glaser's impact on the web has already been felt in that webzines can be said to be framed after the modern paper magazine/newspaper model developed by him. Text Organism: Homage to Milton Glaser is my humble attempt to pay tribute to Milton Glaser. Composed of 508 frames, it is a deeply textured web animation, lasting just over 2 minutes and 45 seconds, before looping. A high-speed Internet connection is required and I recommend using Firefox as your browser. Even with a high-speed connection, due to its density, the animation may initially run at a jagged rate. What I learned from posting other deeply textured animations is that they often need to play through once before running at their proper rate. I do apologize for this inconvenience, but I feel it is necessary to constantly stretch the boundaries of the web as a medium.

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