1948–51: studies at the Cooper Union in New York. 1954: opens the Push Pin Studio in New York with Milton Glaser. 1955–81: art director of the in-house magazine "Push Pin Graphic". 1982: director of "Push Pin Lubalin Peckolik" in New York. 1983: is elected into the New York Art Directors Hall of Fame. 1985: becomes director of The Pushpin Group. Numerous book illustrations, record covers, posters, headline type and illustrations for magazines. Clients include Mobil Oil, Büchergilde Gutenberg, the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"-Magazin and Mohawk Paper Mills. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1972–74) and the Cooper Union in New York (from 1975 onwards).
Font: Chwast Buffalo® (1981).
Publications include: "Seymour Chwast. The left-handed Designer", New York 1985; "Graphic Style" (with Steven Heller), New York, London 1988; "The Alphabet Parade", New York 1991.
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.