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Works of Radical Imagination

Mistakes

What's Wrong with the Picture & Other Puzzles

by Seymour Chwast

Book cover for Mistakes
Book cover for Mistakes

A clever and quirky puzzle book from the legendary graphic designer is a blast for kids and caregivers.

With every page of colorful, original illustration, MistakEs invites young readers to spot what’s not right. Whose feet are sticking out of the blanket at the end of the bed? Which turtle isn’t like the rest? One clock doesn’t work—can you find it? These are just some of the funny, off-kilter puzzles and challenges artist Seymour Chwast presents for your amusement and instruction. Kids—and parents and siblings and teachers and librarians—will love spending time finding the mistakes. Includes an answer key in the back.

Book cover for Mistakes
Book cover for Mistakes

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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 the Cooper Union, and was a founding partner with Milton Glaser of the celebrated Push Pin Studios, where he remains the director.

His designs and illustrations have graced posters, record covers, advertisements, and animated films, as well as corporate and environmental graphics. They have been exhibited in major galleries and museums around the world including the Louvre and his posters reside in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and others. He is the author of over 30 children's books including Arno and the Mini-Machine, four graphic novels, and several typefaces, and many monographs of his work have been published. His work At War with War is an illustrated timeline of 5000 years of conflict. The complete collection of Chwast's posters were acquired by the Washington University's Modern Graphic History Library. 

Chwast is a recipient of the AIGA Medal and holds several honorary degrees. He lives in New York City with his wife, the artist Paula Scher.