The Container List Blog

February 16, 2016


Robert Delpire and Push Pin Studio’s mutual admiration resulted in exhibitions in both New York and Paris.

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February 05, 2015

More packaging by Seymour Chwast

More packaging designs from the Pushpin Studios/Seymour Chwast slide collection.

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September 27, 2014

Metropolitan Printing in Push Pin Graphic

One regular advertiser in the Push Pin Graphic was Metropolitan Printing.

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August 17, 2014

Type cast

Some type-based design from Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast.

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July 09, 2014

Master strokes

Seymour Chwast’s intricate composition of his illustrations.

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June 19, 2014

Seymour Chwast for Topps

Seymour Chwast takes on Bazooka Joe.

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June 05, 2014

Chwast’s irrational fears

Seymour Chwast’s series of irrational fears for Strathmore Paper.

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December 22, 2013

Candies by Seymour Chwast

In the early 1970s, Push Pin Studios produced a line of candies under the name “Pushpinoff Sweets.”

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November 10, 2013

The Mead Library of Ideas

In the 1970s, the Mead Library of Ideas held exhibitions showcasing the best contemporary graphic design; they commissioned announcement posters from designers including Tony Palladino, Chermayeff & Geismar, and Seymour Chwast.

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October 12, 2013

Chairs by Chwast

In the mid-80s Seymour Chwast was approached by Georg Kovacs, Inc. to experiment with furniture in the Pushpin style.

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September 21, 2013

Go ask Alice

In 1967, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and James McMullan produced psychedelic “travel” posters for an issue of The Push Pin Graphic.

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June 25, 2013

Candy men

Fanciful candy packaging for Audience magazine.

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May 14, 2013

107 graphic designers

The most recent addition to the Chermayeff & Geismar Collection is twelve boxes of old and rare art books, ranging from annuals to architecture; Switzerland to Japan. As always, there were plenty of surprises: one was the catalog for an AGI exhibition from 1976, which featured, alongside reproductions of their work, dramatic photos of the designers.

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May 05, 2013

Esquire’s Gift Catalog

Push Pin’s nutty and sweet Christmas Gift Catalog for Esquire exemplifies the eclectic spirit of that studio.

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April 14, 2013

First Look: Seymour Chwast Collection

We recently received a wonderful donation from illustrator and designer Seymour Chwast. He was a founding partner of Push Pin Studios in 1954, along with Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel and Reynold Ruffins. The studio’s name was changed to the Pushpin Group in 1985 and Chwast remains as its director. Here’s a sampling of the 80 posters we received; future posts will highlight original artwork and other printed materials that offer a comprehensive view of Chwast’s influential career.

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April 12, 2013

They might be giants

Icons of culture and folklore are interpreted by the artists of Push Pin.

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April 10, 2013

Push Pin & Pop

Some ephemeral points of comparison between the work of Seymour Chwast and Andy Warhol.

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March 25, 2013

Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out

The United States Information Agency deploys its secret weapon in the Cold War: designers and illustrators.

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February 20, 2013

Cameo gallery

In 1995, the Cooper Union celebrated the 40th anniversary of Pushpin Studios with an exhibition and special sale of drawings and paintings by the three founders, pictured above: Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, and Milton Glaser; along with works by John Alcorn, Sam Antupit, Michael Aron, Vincent Ceci, Paul Davis, George Leavitt, Tim Lewis, Jim McMullan, Reynold Ruffins, Jerold Smokler, Richard Mantel, “and others.” This reminded me of another similar device that captured a group that is also heavily represented by the Archive.

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September 14, 2012

Paris in your pocket

Seymour Chwast’s designs for Bic Parfum.

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