New York: Push Pin Studios, 1967. Quarto, publisher's stapled illustrated paper wraps, upper wrap die-cut.
1967 issue of Push Pin Graphic, paying tribute to the visionary French filmmaker Georges Méliès. Glaser attended several screenings of director's films while in Paris in the '50s, sparking his enduring interest in cinema. Includes an essay by screenwriter Merritt Crawford, "Georges Méliès: The Jules Verne of Cinema," which originally appeared in a October 1930 issue of Cinema: The Magazine of Photoplay. The original Push Pin Studio was founded in 1954 by four Cooper Union graduates, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel, but quickly expanded as they took on more clients. Masters of self-promotion, their influence was pervasive throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Though the collective designed countless advertisements, book jackets, posters, and other paraphernalia over the course of its lifetime, Push Pin’s authorship is most evident in its long running flagship publication, the Push Pin Graphic (and its predecessor the Push Pin Almanack). Though the Graphic’s primary purpose was to publicize the studio, it became an experimental space free of client demands and politics. This allowed for full creative autonomy, from the content to the layout, the illustrations and the choice of campaigns themselves. Light wear and some soiling to wraps, small tear to die-cut star on upper wrap. Very good. Item #4082