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Seymour Chwast

Graphic Designer
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Brooke Sendell

on 7 March 2011

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Seymour Chwast Brooke Sendell Brief Biography Born August 18th, 1931 in Bronx, New York, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1951.
One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. He’s the founder of the world famous Push Pin Studios.
His playful, expressive approach to type and layout was the point of a new design wave based on revivalism- a radical alternative to the Swiss formalism of the time.
He has created a style that is synonymous with the most creative and progressive aspects of graphic art and design
His designs and illustrations have been used for advertising, animated films, TV, graphics, record covers, trade and children’s books, package designs, posters and magazines.
Mr. Chwast is the editor, publisher and art director of the Push Pin Graphic, a bimonthly magazine which boasts thousands of subscribers all over the world.
Chwast married designer Paula Scher in 1973 and divorced five years later. They remarried in 1989
Awards 1972 – Augustus Saint Gaudens Award, The Cooper Union School of Art.


1983 - Art Directors Hall of Fame.


1985 – Gold Medalist, American Institute of Graphic Art


1992 - Honorary Doctorate, Parson’s School of Design


1997 - Masters Series, School of Visual Arts His first piece of artwork
is a unique piece. He put his name
into the artwork to make it of him.
It shows his character, sophisticated,
yet fun and creative. This seems serious
with some jazz (: Artwork Critique #1 I really like this piece.
It's random, yet makes sense.
It has motivating words and
comforting words. The face
on the hand is nice too. It's
like Chwast is saying all of the
words. Artwork Critique #2 Seymour Chwast works in a variety of styles and media. His work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil and Russia Artwork Critique #3 This piece of artwork was
designed for a children's show.
It's cute, and will catch the
attention of younger kids. Of
course every kid wants to see
animals doing what humans do. It makes them more interested in what they
are watching. I know when I was younger, I
would be interested in watching this, just
because it's that intriguing to younger kids. Work Cited "Seymour Chwast Biography." RoGallery.com - Online Auctions & Select Artworks Online. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. <http://rogallery.com/Chwast_Seymour/chwast-bio.htm>.
"Seymour Chwast's Portfolio Samples." Herman Agency -
Representing Professional Artists,
Authors, & Children's Book Illustrators. Web. 03 Mar.
2011. <http://www.hermanagencyinc.com/seymour_chwast.
htm>. As a designer, illustrator and art director Seymour Chwast has gained international recognition for his contribution to the fields of advertising and design, been awarded the AIGA medal and has been inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of fame.
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