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April 06, 2014

The hard stuff

And now, the companion piece to the Pushpin beers post. “Any port in a storm.”

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February 07, 2014

Effervescent packaging by Seymour Chwast

A short tour of Seymour Chwast’s designs for beer and soda packaging.

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December 22, 2013

Candies by Seymour Chwast

In the early 1970s, Push Pin Studios produced a line of candies under the name “Pushpinoff Sweets.”

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December 11, 2013

Paper for packaging

Ten years before the rise of the supermarket generic brand, Champion Papers produced these colorful generic packaging designs for a series of print advertisements.

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October 28, 2013

A brief tour of Milton Glaser’s typography

Glaser’s typefaces combine Pushpin-era Deco motifs with conventions adapted from hand-painted signs, but share a tendency to imbue generic letterforms with geometric dimension.

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October 12, 2013

Chairs by Chwast

In the mid-80s Seymour Chwast was approached by Georg Kovacs, Inc. to experiment with furniture in the Pushpin style.

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March 12, 2013

Burgers for breakfast

An envelope showing the logo for slider chain Krystal, ca 1980s, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. Doggie bag follows.

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February 23, 2013

If we’re so good, why aren’t we better?

Spin to see if new markets overseas raise your income or if underproductivity kills your business.

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February 10, 2013

How do you Prang?

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what a Prang is, your worries are over.

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July 03, 2012

Happy 4th from Tony Palladino

This hinged flag sculpture was originally designed for a cover of Second Coming magazine, but Palladino revisited the idea at intervals. One main conceit is that, on the reverse side, the Italian flag is painted, emphasizing his Italian-American roots. Click through for full magazine cover.

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July 10, 2009

Seymour Chwast for McDonald’s

In 1979, McDonald’s hired Seymour Chwast to contribute one version of the packaging for the introduction of their new product, the Happy Meal. The promotion cost one dollar, and comprised a hamburger or cheeseburger, twelve-ounce soft drink, a small order of french fries, and a McDonaldland Cookie Sampler (not pictured). Along with their comestibles, the first customers could look forward to discovering either a McDoodler stencil, puzzle book, a McWrist wallet, an ID bracelet or McDonaldland character erasers.

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March 10, 2009

Like a record

From the Chermayeff & Geismar Collection comes this Norlin Annual Report shaped like an album cover. Inside, along with the actual report, is the record Norlin Salutes The Music in America, which includes works by Morton Gould, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and William Schumann.

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