Author(s): Seymour Chwast
Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales. Now he turns to Homer's Odyssey, one of the best-known stories in history. The tale is one that begs for visual interpretation, filled with mythic characters we all know well: the Cyclops, the Lotus-Eaters, the cannibal Laestrygonians, the Sirens, the monster Scylla (beside the whirlpool Charybdis), Poseidon, Athena, and Zeus. Featuring a bold black, white, and blue interior design throughout, and imbued with Chwast's own sly humor, The Odyssey brings us a dazzling new vision of one of the epic journeys.
Design legend Seymour Chwast lends his "diabolically witty, devilishly expressive" style [NPR] to one of the western world's most celebrated classics.
Diabolically witty, devilishly expressive cartoon drawings...an accessible introduction to The Divine Comedy -- a sort of high-end, WHAM-POW Cliff's Notes... fiendishly entertaining. NPR.org on Dante's Divine Comedy With his signature mix of humor, artistry, and high-level design, he conveys a breathtaking amount of information in clear black and white line drawings...Chwast does a stunning job of telling Dante's story in his own brilliant style. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dante's Divine Comedy
Seymour Chwast is a graduate of the Cooper Union, where he studied illustration and graphic design. He is a founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose distinct style has had a worldwide influence on contemporary visual communications. In 1985 the name was changed to the Pushpin Group; Chwast is the studio's director. Chwast has illustrated more than thirty books for children and has created two previous graphic adaptations of classic works: Dante's Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales. He lives in New York City. Visit Dante's Divine Comedy HC www.pushpininc.com.