Seymour Chwast: Inspiration and Process in Design

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Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and lasting influence on visual culture. He has authored more than thirty children's books, four graphic novels, and several typefaces. In 1954, he co-founded Push Pin Studios (changed to The Pushpin Group in 1985), whose revolutionary work altered the course of contemporary graphic communication in the 1950s and 60s and continues to inspire the field of design worldwide. Chwast's work as a humorist is plainly felt in this biting collection of illustrative work. Sketches from his vast portfolio of unpublished children's books and his cartoon work, such as Karma for Kats and 1001 Beards, are accompanied by interviews by Steven Heller, which explore Chwast's motivations and process.

Published by Moleskine Books in 2020. Hardcover, measures 8.3 x 5.2 inches, 144 pages. ISBN 9781616899332.

Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and lasting influence on American graphic design. He co-founded Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser in 1954 and has continued to run the practice as The Pushpin Group since 1985. He was honored with the AIGA Gold Medal in 1985 and his work is showcased in numerous museums worldwide.

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