Seymour Chwast  

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Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer, illustrator, and type designer.

He was born in Bronx, New York, August 18, 1931 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1951. Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and he founded Push Pin Studios in 1954. The award-winning bi-monthly publication The Push Pin Graphic was a product of their collaboration.

Chwast is famous for his commercial artwork, which includes, posters, food packaging, magazine covers, and publicity art. Often referred to as "the left-handed designer," Chwast's unique graphic design melded social commentary and an innovative approach to photography. He is thought of as a key American designer who, along with Herb Lubalin and Tibor Kalman, influenced Howard Milton.

He is the font designer of Chwast Buffalo™, Fofucha, Loose Caboose NF, and Weedy Beasties NF.

He is a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).

Chwast married designer Paula Scher in 1973 and divorced 5 years later. They remarried in 1989.

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