As co-founder (with
Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel) of Push Pin
Studios, Seymour Chwast developed a playful,
expressive approach to type and layout. During
the mid-to-late sixties, Push Pin was on the
leading edge of popular art, producing high-profile
advertisements, book jackets, posters, record
covers, and magazine covers.
In 1970, Push Pin Studios was honored at the
Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decorativs
in a historic retrospective entitled “The
Push Pin Style.”
After Milton Glaser left Push Pin in 1975, Mr.
Chwast continued the Push Pin tradition, founding
Push Pin Press (later Push Pin Editions), and
eventually transforming Push Pin Studios into
The Pushpin Group.
Seymour Chwast’s colorful and witty designs
and illustrations have been used in advertising;
animated films; and editorial, corporate, and
environmental graphics. He has created over
100 posters; designed, written, and illustrated
numerous children’s books; and developed
many typefaces. In addition, he designed and
illustrated The Push Pin Graphic and his current
publication, The Nose.
Many museums, including the Museum of Modern
Art, New York; the Library of Congress, Washington,
D.C.; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, have
collected his posters. Mr. Chwast continues
to lecture and exhibit worldwide and is a frequent
contributor to The New York Times and The New