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Push Pin Graphic, No.54 (The South)

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Editor: Seymour Chwast
Publisher: Push Pin Studios
Publication: 1969, First Edition
Binding: Saddle stitched
Pages: 16
Size: 215 x 220
Text: English

Push Pin Graphic, Number 54 (the South), 1969. 'Juxtaposing southern imagery, haunting song lyrics, and photographs of slain civil rights leaders, The South, completed by Chwast in 1969, stands as a powerful political statement. A bullet hole (the black dot in each image) was die-cut through every spread, depicting the brutal death of those killed in pursuit of equality. The piece ends on a hopeful note, with an icon of the south shot dead, a full page clipping of the March on Washington, and the words “We Shall Overcome.” (Source)

'Started by Push Pin Studios as a freeform publication sent to friends and clients in 1957, the experimental and groundbreaking Push Pin Graphic, quickly developed a dedicated following, eventually running for 23 years and 86 issues. Changing to a 32-page bimonthly in 1976, and continuing publication until 1980.' (Source)

Art directed and designed by Chwast, each is issue is a graphic presentation of a theme, representing work by Push Pin Studio artists. Featured illustrators across the series include Milton Glaser, Fred Marshall, Jeffrey Krassner, Michael Hostovic, Seymour Chwast, David Croland, and Haruo Miyauchi.

From the collection of British designer, John Gorham (1937 - 2001).

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing and scuffing to covers. Creases in places. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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