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Seymour Chwast in Conversation with Steven Heller at The Cooper Union, May 24

The designer as author activist, and artist

By Steve Kroeter May 20, 2016

On Tuesday May 24, New York’s esteemed Cooper Union marks the 65th graduation anniversary of one of its most famous alumni, Seymour Chwast, who will spend an evening talking about his life as a graphic designer and illustrator, activist, and author. Joining him will be design writer Steven Heller.

Poster for Seymour Chwast’s 1986 retrospective exhibition at The Cooper Union, available as a reward on Chwast’s At War with War Kickstarter.

A Q&A with the audience and a reception follow the talk, and both Chwast and Heller will sign copies of their most recent books.

The free event is open to the public and takes place in Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. The event also celebrates Chwast’s first Kickstarter, ongoing through June 9, to fund publication of his new illustrated antiwar book, At War with War.

Special bonus! Anyone who attends the May 24 event who has already backed the Kickstarter at the book level, or who backs the Kickstarter at the book level during the event, will receive a free black-and-white print of Seymour Chwast’s 1986 Cooper Union retrospective exhibition poster — signed by Chwast.

Kickstarter backers (at the book level or above) who attend the May 24 talk will receive a free signed print of this black-and-white version of Seymour Chwast’s Cooper Union retrospective exhibition poster.

In addition a special new Kickstarter reward, prints of the four-color edition of Chwast’s 1986 Cooper Union poster, is now available ($139).

For more about and to support the At War with War Kickstarter, visit: kickstarter.com/projects/1204158310/new-seymour-chwast-book-protests-5000-years-of-war

For more information and to register for the May 24 event, visit: eventbrite.com/e/seymour-chwast-and-steve-heller-designer-as-author-activist-and-artist-tickets-24790500053

The event is presented by The Cooper Union’s Herb Lubalin Study Center.


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