Seymour Chwast: Inspiration and Process in Design



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Seymour Chwast (1931-) 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 cofounded 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 Sketches from his vast portfolio of unpublished children's books and his cartoon work, such as Karma for Kats and 1001 Beards, are accompanied by interviews by Steven Heller, which explore Chwast's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.

"Subversive. Personal. Obsessive. Radical. There is no mistaking the work of Seymour Chwast....His pioneering role as a designer, author, and activist continues to influence and inspire 21st-century designers. You could say that Seymour has become a legend in our own minds. And a new book, Seymour Chwast: Inspiration and Process in Design with text by Steven Heller, clearly demonstrates the why of Seymour as a force majeur." -- Design Arts Daily


Seymour Chwast

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap



Publishing Information

New York
Princeton Architectural Press

Physical Description

8.2 inches
5.1 inches
144 pages
color and black & white illustrations
pictorial boards