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Seymour Chwast

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American graphic designer Seymour Chwast is rendered a master of historical styles, a diverse body of work, and a lasting inspiration and influence on American visual and artistic culture. Chwast has developed and refined innovative approaches to design over the course of six decades, while he was the co-founder of the critically acclaimed Push Pin Studios. His clients include New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and Print, and many more. His innovative graphic design has graced posters, packaging, record covers, advertisements, and even animated films. Chwast wrote over 30 children’s books, four graphic novels, and several typefaces. That being said, Chwast has unpretentiously contributed to the field of graphic design and the visual American culture of his zeitgeist. The pinnacle of his career was marked by his book The Left-Handed Designer, published in 1985, which consists of a selection of posters, logos, illustrations, greeting cards, and other designs accompanied by a theoretical discussion of his technique and how he created his significant artworks.

Chwast’s copious amount of work shows he’s a vehement polymath, and displays his mind’s superfluity in constantly creating and inventing, and his ability to spread his creative endeavors in many fields, like graphic design, children’s books, films, advertisements, etc. Chwast can wholeheartedly be considered an artist and an icon all the way in the pantheon of American art and culture. Moreover, his eclectic oeuvre has influenced generations to come, while revolutionizing the field of graphic design and art in general.

The newest addition to our collection At Chateau Cramirat Gallery by Dan Alexander is the first edition of “The Rock Garden” by Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis, with cover design by Seymour Chwast.

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