WorldCat Identities

Chwast, Seymour

Works: 180 works in 426 publications in 6 languages and 21,407 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Illustrated works  Poetry  Art  Legends  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Director, Draftsman
Classifications: NC998.2, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Seymour Chwast
Graphic style : from Victorian to post-modern by Steven Heller( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de vele grafische ontwerpstijlen in de afgelopen 150 jaar
My daddy and me by Jerry Spinelli( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy describes the things he likes to do with his father, including making music, baking cookies, and fixing things
Art against war : 400 years of protest in art by D. J. R Bruckner( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just enough is plenty : a Hanukkah tale by Barbara Diamond Goldin( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Hanukkah about to begin, Rivkeh is worried because her family is so poor, but when a poor stranger comes to the door, her generous family cannot turn him away
Dante's Divine comedy by Seymour Chwast( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalog a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face. Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page. His inventive illustrations capture the delirious complexity of this classic of the western canon
Jackets required by Steven Heller( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated history of American book jacket design, 1920-1950"--Cover
Finding a poem by Eve Merriam( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems about plastic, computers, alarm clocks, and other aspects of our modern world. Includes an essay on the writing of a poem
The twelve circus rings by Seymour Chwast( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the numbers from one to twelve using the animals, acrobats, and clowns at the circus
Japanese modern : graphic design between the wars by James H Fraser( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With enticing visuals and a fascinating text, Japanese Modern: Graphic Design between the Wars is the first book to examine an often ignored period of Japanese graphic design. From the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, Japan was a burgeoning industrial state with a growing consumer culture that relied increasingly on commercial art to promote and sell its products. While adhering to its own distinctive artistic traditions, Japanese graphic design was nevertheless heavily influenced by Western styles, trends, and fashions - the most influential being art moderne, or art deco. Japanese graphic designers and art directors drew inspiration from Europe's master poster artists and typographers - particularly those in France and Germany. They also imported and assimilated elements of Bauhaus, constructivism, and futurism, and applied them to a variety of media, including posters, packages, brochures, advertisements, and magazines. Art moderne is perhaps best illustrated in the scores of department store posters produced during this time, while hybrids are seen in the ubiquitous collections of period matchbox labels. Tracing the introduction of this Western-influenced style through its most compelling movements and leading practitioners, this strikingly illustrated book presents a scintillating look at modern Japanese graphic design
Illustration : a visual history by Steven Heller( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustration: A Visual History is a survey of the art form by the foremost historian of graphic design and a celebrated designer/illustrator, joins the authors' companion volume Graphic Style as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in art, design, and popular culture. Heller and Chwast's rich chronicle of well over a century of illustration covers the so-called Golden Age to the current Bronze Age and celebrates illustration - long deemed a second cousin to fine art - as a significant popular art that is often more visible, recognizable, and memorable than "higher arts."" "Covering illustration from the Industrial Revolution, which made printing possible for mass consumption, to the digital age, which has transformed publishing into a desktop affair, Heller and Chwast's approach uses two complementary ways of presenting the story of the field: style and form. Through this unique perspective, Victorian, Art Deco, Postmodern, Punk, and Digital styles, as well as political, satiric, absurdist, and erotic forms, are deftly illuminated in order to reveal visual mannerisms, quirks, and tics that define representative drawn, painted, and digitized objects. Key individuals who helped to alter these styles through their distinct personas are examined and placed in historical context."--Jacket
Graphic style : from Victorian to digital by Steven Heller( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graphic Style is the book to consult for an overview of graphic design styles from the industrial era onward. Heller and Chwast offer the reader a quick appreciation of every significant trend from Art Nouveau to Neo-Modern. Each succinct section is wonderfully illustrated with examples of graphic design that convey the essence of each movement. Now, in an expanded edition with over 700 illustrations, this essential design compendium takes us up to the present day. In a new section on the digital era, the authors shed light on the diversity of the 1990s, covering everything from the rise of Emigre magazine and typocentric design to the impact of club culture and the Internet."--Jacket
The Push Pin graphic : a quarter century of innovative design and illustration by Seymour Chwast( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part design and illustration studio, part pop-culture think tank, Push Pin Studios had phenomenal sway over visual culture from the mid 1950s through the 1980s. Its legendary founding principals, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, created a graphic design laboratory that mined the traditions of the past to presage the eclecticism of the future, and took design in a bold, new direction. Pushing the limits of visual tradition, the studio developed a visual code for its time and altered the course of graphic style and design practice for subsequent generations." "Pus Pin's place in design history is nowhere better revealed than in its signature periodical The Push Pin Graphic - a stylish, brash, free-form showcase for the studio's talents and personal interests. For The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration, Chwast and Glaser join design historian Steven Heller and designer Martin Venezky to cull the best of the studio's quirky, celebrated periodical. Featuring the covers and select spreads from each of the eighty-six issues of the publication, The Push Pin Graphic is the first comprehensive account of this design milestone - a unique glimpse into the creative output of a firm that continues to inspire designers to this day."--Jacket
The Art of New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry's bath by Harriet Ziefert( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry tries to explain to his mother how various animals in the bathtub are preventing him from taking a bath himself
She sells sea shells by Seymour Chwast( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features twenty-five tongue twisters, combined with the artist's original artwork to create a tickle for the tongue and amusement for the eyes
The Canterbury tales by Seymour Chwast( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompany a band of merry medieval pilgrims as they make their way-on motorcycles, of course-to Canterbury. Meeting at the Tabard Inn, the travelers, including a battle-worn knight, a sweetly pretentious prioress, the bawdy Wife of Bath, and an emaciated scholar-clerk, come up with a plan to pass time on the journey to Thomas à Becket's shrine by telling stories. The twenty-four tales, which range from high romance set in ancient Greece to low comedy in contemporary England, are adapted into graphic novel form by Seymour Chwast-a pitch-perfect transposition of Chaucer's pointed satire. Chwast's illustrations relate tales of trust and treachery, of piety and bawdiness, in an engaging style that will appeal to those who have enjoyed The Canterbury Tales for years, and those for whom this is a first, delectable introduction"--Provided by publisher
Seymour Chwast says-- get dressed! by Seymour Chwast( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the daily routine of getting dressed in a book that features gatefolds which foreshadow the items of clothing to be seen and provide surprise reveals on each spread. Has die-cut magnetic closure
Moonride by Harriet Ziefert( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to proper behavior for the child fortunate enough to catch a ride through the night with the moon
The odyssey by Gillian Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a visual interpretation of Homer's classic that utilizes a black, white, and blue interior design infused with the artist's sly humor
The alphabet parade by Seymour Chwast( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whimsical characters and animals in a parade represent the letters of the alphabet
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My daddy and me
Alternative Names
Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast American artist

Seymour Chwast Amerikaans ontwerper

Seymour Chwast designer statunitense

Seymour Chwast US-amerikanischer Grafikdesigner, Illustrator, Typograf und Lehrer

クワスト, シーモア

チュウェイスト, セイモア

My daddy and meJust enough is plenty : a Hanukkah taleDante's Divine comedyThe twelve circus ringsJapanese modern : graphic design between the warsIllustration : a visual historyGraphic style : from Victorian to digitalThe Push Pin graphic : a quarter century of innovative design and illustration