Product ID: 24837 $56.99
Available 2021/03/28 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
9.0 X 12.0 in 144 pg
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General ART / Individual Artists / General ART / Art & Politics
This collection of over 140 curated posters by the revolutionary graphic artist Seymour Chwast provides context and insight into not only his five-decade career, but the poster genre itself. Since founding Push Pin Studios alongside Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in the 1950s, Chwast’s posters have been widely celebrated for their combination of subversive style and strong political satire. His caustic humor, graphic hand, and visual commentary cleverly synthesize in a way that is both wry and immediately understandable. Posters are arranged by type—Causes, Commerce, Information, Exhibits, and Lectures—rather than chronology, which, along with the large format, invites readers to engage thematically with the designs. Commentary on each poster makes this a valuable resource for students, educators, historians, and all who appreciate the unique ability of posters to subvert notions of popular culture, politics, and design at once. Essays by Shepard Fairey and Steven Heller contextualize Chwast's impact on 20th-century design.
Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer and founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose revolutionary work altered the course of graphic communication and design. He maintains an active presence in the graphic arts and illustrators community.
Steven Heller, former art director of the New York Times Book Review, is the cochair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Program. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than 180 books on design, social satire, and visual culture. He writes the Daily Heller for Print magazine and contributes to Design Observer, Eye, Wired, the New York Times, and the Atlantic. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorates, the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement and the Smithsonian National Design Award for “Design Mind.” He lives in New York City.