Seymour Chwast:
American Graphic Designer,
Illustrator, and Type Designer


(1931 - Present)

Born: Bronx, New York
 
 
 
Biography
 

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 Yorker.

 
 
All Images are copyrighted and strictly for educational and viewing purposes.
 
 
  Various Logos
 
 
  Various Packaging
 
 
  The Push Pin Graphic
Book Cover
2004
 
 
 


New York Times The Pour
Illustration
2008
 
 
  UCLA Extension
Cover
1998
 
 
  The National Bank of Google
Illustration
2005
 
 
 


Earth Day '95
Poster
1995
 
 
 


Weedie Beasties
Font Design
 
 
  Chwast Buffalo
Font Design
1981
 
 
 



Design Talk
89 x 61 cm
Poster
 
 
 





Cadfael
117 x 76 cm
Poster
1955

 
 
 
 
 
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