Recommendation: Designers Book List

April 2, 2011

What are the 10 favourite books of today’s leading designers? The people who operate the Designers & Books website asked famous creatives to submit their lists, and we discovered that American designer Seymour Chwast includes the monograph Fritz Kahn – Man Machine on his top-10 list. Chwast is one of the most influential illustrators and graphic designers alive; together with his partners Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel, he founded Push Pin Studios in 1954, and the studio’s distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communication. He now is director of The Pushpin Group. Chwast’s designs and illustrations have been exhibited in major galleries and museums in the US, Europe, Japan, Brazil, and Russia. Chwast and Push Pin were honored at the Louvre in Paris in a two-month retrospective exhibition. His posters are in the permanent collection of MoMA; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Library of Congress; the Gutenberg Museum; and the Israel Museum, among others.
Seymour Chwast’s Book List