Legendary designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast has a new book coming out, The Mighty Elvis, commemorating one of the most important cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century, the one and only Elvis Presley.
The Mighty Elvis by Seymour Chwast
The Mighty Elvis is a commemoration of the life, music and times of one of the world’s most iconic figures in the form of an art book.
Told through the unique vision of legendary designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast, it’s beautifully illustrated throughout and presents an enhanced portrait of one of America’s greatest celebrities.
With text by former Creative and Art Director, author Steven Brower, The Mighty Elvis reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time.
Through Chwast’s illustrations, cartoons and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame and how he was affected by, and in turn, affected the world of music in the many genres he mastered.
The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon, his wedding to Priscilla, and much more. Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold-out shows, and went to his 33 films. Death, 40 years ago, has not diminished his fame. “Elvis Lives!”
The Mighty Elvis is a celebration, in art and design, of the life of a great icon of the American Scene.
The 9×12″ 72-page hardback book will be released on November 12, 2019 and can be pre-ordered for $19.99 here.
About Seymour Chwast
Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work, and lasting influence on visual culture. Born in 1931, in New York City, Chwast attended Abraham Lincoln High School, before studying illustration and design at the Cooper Union. He is a founding partner of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, whose revolutionary work altered the course of contemporary graphic communication in the 1960s, and continues to affect the field of design worldwide. In 1985, the studio’s name was changed to The Pushpin Group, of which Chwast is the director.
His work includes The Left-Handed Designer (Abrams, 1985); The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration (Chronicle Books, 2004); Seymour: The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast (Chronicle Books, 2009).
sample book images courtesy of Yoe Books