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Contact: Ilene Marder, press@woodstockfilmfestival.com, (845) 246-1122
Meira Blaustein, meira@woodstockfilmfestival.com (845) 679-4265


by master designer  MILTON GLASER

(Woodstock, NY) May 21, 2009:  The Woodstock Film Festival is unveiling its 10th Anniversary poster, designed by renowned graphic design maestro, Milton Glaser, creator of the “I (heart) New York” logo, and other artwork that can be seen everywhere from posters, t-shirts, packaging to museum exhibitions.

The design ushers in the 10th annual Woodstock Film Festival, which will be held from Wednesday, September 30th through Sunday October 4th.

“Glaser created a poster for the festival that depicts its artistic character, fierce independence and it’s 10-year milestone. We are thrilled beyond belief to have an artist of Glaser’s caliber create this year’s image and are humbled by his participation,” said film festival co-founder and executive director Meira Blaustein.

“It’s astonishing to think that the festival is 10 years old,” stated Glaser. “That simple fact provided the basis of my design.”

“Glaser is an iconic Woodstock legend,” added co-founder Laurent Rejto, “…for Albert Grossman and Bob Dylan and so many other Woodstock institutions, Glaser’s influence was paramount.  It was a treat last year to end the festival with Wendy Keys’ biopic “Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight,” (*opening theatrically May 22 in NYC) and an even bigger thrill to have him create the poster for our Tenth Anniversary. His groundbreaking art embodies the fiercely independent spirit of the Woodstock Film Festival.”

In addition to the Festival’s commercial usage of the image, one-hundred (100) 18” x 24” limited run, Collectors Edition 10th Anniversary posters will be signed by Glaser, and available on the WFF website at http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/store/poster_glaser.php

Prior posters have been designed by artists including Karen Whitman (2008), Peter Max (2007), Tiziano Magni (2005) and Bill Plympton (2002). Most can be viewed on the WFF souvenirs page.



Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight
which closed the 2008 WFF
opens on May 22 in New York City,
at Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street, NY, NY 10003

Glaser co-founded Push Pin Studios in 1954 and New York Magazine in 1968.  In 1974, he started Milton Glaser Inc. In 1977, Glaser created the
I Love New York logo
, which has become a part of the American pop cultural. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his inspirational work with graphic design from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
"I (heart) NY" logo by MIlton Glaser

Glasers efforts are part of Woodstock lore. In the fifties Milton Glaser and his wife Shirley were among the first to reinvest in the arts colony of Woodstock which had fallen on hard times. Land was cheap and rustic farmhouses made ideal weekend getaways for New York City folks residents. The Glasers’ friends followed their lead. The year 1961 brought Albert Grossman, an up-and-coming music manager who was co-directing the Newport Folk Festival. Grossman’s entourage followed, including a young folk singer named Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan).

The 10th annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place September 30th-October 4th, 2009.  The “fiercely independent” festival includes more than 150 films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Kingston, Rhinebeck and Rosendale. For more information visit www.Woodstockfilmfestival.com

Now in its tenth year, the Woodstock Film Festival premiers exceptional films; hosting the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presenting A-list concerts, parties and panels, and creating stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501©(3) organization whose mission is to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. WFF’s sister organization, The Hudson Valley Film Commission, promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production throughout the region.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity.

P.O Box 1406, Woodstock, NY 12498 - (845) 679-4265
info@woodstockfilmfestival.com - www.woodstockfilmfestival.com