And here we are at Tuesday again! Just a quick moment to wish a very Happy Birthday to Design Legend Seymour Chwast, that's today, August 18th!
"Seymour Chwast was born in New York City and is a graduate of The Cooper Union, where he studied illustration and graphic design. He is a founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. The studio’s name was changed to The Pushpin Group, of which Mr. Chwast is the director."
"Seymour Chwast’s clients have included leading corporations, advertising agencies and publishing companies both here and abroad. His designs and illustrations have been used in advertising, animated films, corporate and environmental graphics, publications, posters, packaging and record covers. He created background images for the production of Candide at Lincoln Center in New York, and The Philadelphia Opera Company production of The Magic Flute. He has designed and illustrated over thirty children’s books and has developed several typefaces. Mr. Chwast published “The Push Pin Graphic,” a magazine with subscribers all over the world. A book entitled The Push Pin Graphic was published by Chronicle Books. With Steven Heller, he formed Pushpin Editions, which has produced books on the arts and graphic design."
"His designs and illustrations have been exhibited in major galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil and Russia. Seymour and Push Pin were honored at the Louvre in Paris in a two-month retrospective exhibition titled The Push Pin Style. He has had several one-man shows of his paintings, sculptures and prints in this country. His posters are in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of The Smithsonian Institution, The Library of Congress, The Gutenberg Museum and The Israel Museum among others."
"The American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded him the medal for 1985. He has an honorary Ph.D in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design and is in the Art Directors Hall of Fame. He lives in New York with his wife, The Graphic designer and painter, Paula Scher."-the artist within: book 2
I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to be able to include this portrait of Seymour Chwast, taken in in his beautiful Manhattan studio, in my Artist Within portrait project, have a look.
You can see more of Seymour Chwast's work on his website here:
and you can see more portraits from the project here: https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-books-1-and-2