Thursday, April 28, 2011

Animal Follies

Seymour Chwast, Master & Dog Issue, 1972
In 1954 Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel started to publish and send 
to advertising agencies the Push Pin Almanack to promote their skills and creative
perspective. Three years later, the Almanack evolved into Push Pin Monthly Graphic
an innovative publication that led to the birth of Push Pin Studios and lasted until 1980.
Its 86 themed issues showcased eclectic and groundbreaking work by the studio and 
group of talented illustrators including Paul Davis, Isadore Seltzer, John Alcorn, 
James McMullan and Emanuel Schongut. Even though it was mainly a promotional 
venue, the magazine often tackled powerful social and political issues. 

 Seymour Chwast, Master & Dog Issue, 1972

  Stanislaw Zagorski, All Blue Issue, 1979

 Seymour Chwast, Eleven Nursery Rhymes Issue1961
  Milton Glaser, The Circus Issue, 1960
Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, Bertrand Russell on Peace, 1959

  Seymour Chwast, Flora and Fauna in Wood
premiere issue of Push Pin Graphic, 1957

  John Alcorn, About Fishing Issue, 1957 

  Seymour Chwast, Back to Sleep Issue, 1978

 A bit of advertising

Isadore Selzer, The Calendar Christmas Issue, 1979

Many thanks to AIGA Design Archives for uploading these beauties and more.
And of course, if you like Push Pin Graphic, you should get this book!

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