Founding member of Push Pin Studios, the renowned art director and illustrator Seymour Chwast, along with editorial help form Steve Heller and other New York designers, created ‘The Nose’. Chwast’s familiar illustrative hand runs throughout the 12 years and 20 issues. We have n.1 (1997) - n.20 (2009) [missing n.18,19].
Each issue has a single theme that they explore with Chwast's illustration as well as lifted exposition and excerpts to stand as examples. For instance, no. 7 is titled "the Letter" and includes a letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo, George Washington's letter to New York governor George Clinton, and facsimiles of Ted L. Nancy's letters to Coca Cola in which he asks for permission to sell his beverage "Kiet Doke." The issues' forms are dictated by the content, causing each one to be an interesting creative object varying in size and layout but always impeccablely printed. Humor is used in great abundance. Come in and peruse these master classes in graphic design.