Seymour Chwast—a design legend—co-founded Push Pin Studios, where he led a revolution in graphic design in the 1960s and ’70s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium.
He was born in the Bronx and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1951. He co-founded Push Pin Studios in 1954. Marrying social commentary with a distinctive style, he earned great fame for his commercial artwork. He has received numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from Parson’s. He is the author, editor, or co-author of 40 books.
In 1970, Chwast’s Push Pin Studios was honored with an historic retrospective entitled “The Push Pin Style” at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decorativs.