Seymour Chwast

Graphic Designer / United States / The Pushpin Group

Seymour Chwast’s Book List

The books I like are human-size 3-D objects. The are made of ink and paper and sometimes boards and cloth. They often contain things to ponder, ignore, memorize, and laugh and wonder at.

10 books
John Von Hartz
August Sander

Intense photographs of German workers, professionals, and others between the world wars.

Edward Steichen Creator

Every photograph is iconic. I remember them all.

Uta von Debschitz
Thilo von Debschitz

Technical, humanist images from this 1920s and ’30s visual artist.

James A. Michener

Hokusai’s flora, fauna, and people in woodcuts. Natural and fantasy images from the Japanese master.

The Art Brothers

Images in all media organized with incongruent subject matter.

Edward Lucie-Smith

A little bit about every important fine artist of the last century.

Hildegard Krahé

Meggendorfer was the undisputed master of the pop-up book—pure magic with paper.

John Lewis

Small-format, mostly Victorian, examples of printed matter. Aggressive and elegant typography.

Ben Shahn

Shahn's humanist philosophy explained with black-and-white drawings.

Ute Eskildsen

Historical picture postcards—charming, surreal, and inspired by Dada.

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