Happy Birthday Seymour Chwast

Don’t worry, this space will not, as a rule, be used to shout out an endless litany of birthdays. This one, however, is special. Seymour Chwast does not have a birthday every day. So I thought it only fitting to comemorate this master of pen, brush, and Cellotak, co-founder of Push Pin Studios, author of more than 30 children’s books, publisher of the Push Pin Graphic, winner of countless awards, former pipe aficionado, and a consistently pithy and poignant polymath. It is also worth noting that after five decades in the design and illustration business, his imagination hasn’t taken a holiday. As an example, check out his quarterly publication, The Nose. The current issue is devoted to the “unreal” (see below).
    Note: Chwast is pronounced QWAST and means “weed” in Polish.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.