In 1955, Push Pin Studios (Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel) started a freeform publication which was sent to friends and clients. In 1976, the Graphic changed its format to a bimonthly edition, continuing publication until 1981. A limited number of copies from that period are still available.
graphis 230 (march/april 1984) - as written by steve heller:
breaking [the conventions of furniture making] by emphasizing concept over comfort meant that wild colours and patterns triumphed, without relation to interior surroundings. chwast’s retrograde modern designs—which are akin to the absurdist furniture of the internationally celebrated memphis design group—are sculptural fantasies. the occasional chairs he has now designed are primarily conversation pieces, especially for the home where no particular style dominates. but, most accurately, they are toys on a grand scale and ones with are reflective of the sly, playful side of this artist’s odd life style.