688 // MSN1 / Seymour Chwast II

Another one by Seymour Chwast – a machine head:


Machines, 1979, no. 77

Seymour Chwast, New York, New York, 1979

“Long before The Matrix proffered Earth’s domination by machines, the Graphic offered its own cautionary tales. Elwood Smith posed for a demonstration of building a cardboard motorcycle. Chwast executed a machine in the electric chair. Another pictorial essay looked back to when the shape of machines reflected their function. And in a song illustrated by Stanislaw Zagorski the mythic John Henry beat a machine with only his human strength.”

For more information have a look at the AIGA Design Archive.

~ by Henning M. Lederer on July 15, 2013.

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