Push Pin Graphic, No. 45: The Judgement of the Birds


Last night—or, more accurately, early this morning—the birds started doing their springtime thing: chirping, squawking, and singing. We hardly slept. But all that noise just means we’re on the cusp of spring. And spring is the perfect time for flying a kite. Seymour Chwast has you covered, with these two beauties that also serve as handsome posters. With an essay by American anthropologist and educator Loren Eiseley, five additional Chwast illustrations, and instructions for making two kinds of kites, this one’ll leave you flying high. [Note to Self: Insert a less-stupid ending later.]

  • Author: Loren Eiseley
  • Illustrator: Seymour Chwast
  • Size: 12 × 20 inches
  • Pages: 8
  • Binding: Stapled—but no longer stapled.
  • Condition: Splits at folds and soiling and edgewear. Fragile and too beautiful
  • Publisher: Push Pin Studios, 1964