Seymour Chwast has profoundly affected American graphic design and illustration. He co-founded Push Pin Studios in 1954 with Milton Glaser, Ed Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins. In 1985, the studio’s name was changed to The Pushpin Group, of which Chwast is the director. Chwast is the author of more than thirty children's books, and his illustrations can be found on countless posters, magazine illustrations, packaging, album and book covers, advertisements, and corporate and environmental graphics. He is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame and a recipient of the AIGA medal. The Seymour Chwast Collection contains original artworks, posters, periodicals (including the Push Pin Graphic and The Nose), many print samples items, and several hundred slides.