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Seymour Chwast Collection

The Seymour Chwast Collection contains over 150 posters spanning the length of his career. Chwast is a designer and illustrator and has been active throughout his entire life. He is known for his unique illustrative style and for utilizing a collage of styles within a single piece.

Chwast’s work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. His work has been published in a variety of formats, some of which include posters, advertisements, and children’s books. Chwast’s work often combines social issues and comical illustrations to create an engaging design.

Chwast founded Push Pin Studios in 1954 along with his Cooper Union schoolmates Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins. Though the studio began with freelance work solicited through their Push Pin Almanack publication, they became highly influential in the late 20th century. The studio has affected visual media and culture through print, posters, product design, books, and their own publications.

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Special Collections Management, Special Collections Processing Department, Special Collections, Preservation, and Digital Strategies
Andrea Degener
Job Title
Visual Materials Processing Archivist & Supervisor; Curator for the Dowd Illustration Research Archive (Interim)
Phone Number
(314) 935-9382