Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0811841030. Push Pin Studios made a phenomenal impact on visual culture from the 1950s to the 1980s, representing an important chapter in postwar graphic design. Hundreds of memorable covers and spreads culled from each of the 86 inspired and imaginative issues confirms their vital role in setting the design curve and influencing the direction of modern visual style. This is the first comprehensive account of a design milestone that continues to influence designers to this day. Tight binding.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.