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NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Celebrates Seymour Chwast As Artist of Fall 2009 75th Anniversary Bulletin Cover

July 13, 2009

The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) today unveils the latest addition to its bulletin cover art collection with the Fall 2009 edition, created by renowned New York designer, illustrator, and painter Seymour Chwast for the School’s 75th anniversary. The new bulletin will be available the second week of July and features Chwast’s vision of NYU-SCPS being “in and of the City.”

“This is an especially exciting year for the School as we enter the 75th anniversary, and we are thrilled that Mr. Chwast was able to so beautifully portray both the anniversary as well as the School’s place among the iconic landmarks of New York City,” said Dorothy Durkin, Associate Dean of Strategic Development of NYU-SCPS, who selects the cover art each semester. “It’s a landmark year for us, and the bulletin speaks directly to that,” she added.

Seymour Chwast is a Bronx, New York native and a 1951 graduate of The Cooper Union. Chwast’s distinctive graphic style of designs and illustrations has been used in advertising, animated films, and editorial and corporate graphics. He has created more than 100 posters, has written or illustrated more than thirty children’s books, and has exhibited and lectured worldwide.

Chwast, who released a book of art titled “Seymour: The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast” this past May, is the cofounder of Push Pin Studios and the director of The Pushpin Group. He is an American Institute of Graphic Art medalist, was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, and has an honorary Ph.D. in Fine Art from the Parsons School of Design. His work is exhibited at numerous major museums around the world, including New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The 2009 fall bulletin is a continuation of a 35-year tradition of showcased cover art. The first bulletin was produced in August 1937 and featured Syd Browne’s pen-and-ink sketch of 20 Washington Square, the school’s first address. The first bulletin, no larger than a booklet, contained almost 100 pages of courses in liberal arts, sciences, and college preparation.

Browne’s sketch remained on the cover until 1939, but over the years, a variety of noteworthy artists have created cover art in their signature styles, including Jonathan Milne, Susan Leopold, Steve Miotto, Peter Max, Al Hirschfeld, and Takashi Murakami.

To learn more about NYU-SCPS’ bulletin cover art or to see the collection covers over the years, please visit

About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies-Established in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the several colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula, and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy; Communications Media, Publishing, Design, and Digital Arts; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and the Liberal and Applied Arts, among others. Rigorous and timely programs in these and related areas attract undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate degrees, and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually. NYU-SCPS is widely considered to be the most complete example of NYU’s founding commitment to be “In and Of the City”-and “In and Of the World.”

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
School of Professional Studies

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Press Contacts:
Christopher James | (212) 998-6876
Ken Brown | (212) 998-9119
Cheryl Feliciano | (212) 992-9103

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