Fall is officially here, and with that, the start of the Fall programming season. Tonight the event circuit kicks off at the Corcoran. Personally, I love attending lectures at the Corcorcan since the small space puts me just feet from design legends. Swoon. In the Spring, I enjoyed a lecture by Stefan Sagmeister in this very same venue. Tonight, Seymour Chwast, designer, illustrator and typographer.
A little background on Seymour: Born in 1931, Seymour attended the prestigious Cooper Union in New York City, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. In 1954, Seymour, along with design idol, Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins, formed Pushpin Studios. Their distinctive style later became known as “The Push Pin Style” for its bulgy line style. The work has appeared in publications, posters, food packaging, and publicity art.
Below, a brief retrospective of Seymour’s work.