The original and unusual chessmen for Chess '72 were designed and sculpted by Alexander Silveri of Graz, Austria. Silveri, a retired professor of art, has since winning his first state prize in Vienna in 1933, won many European art prizes and exhibited his works throughout most of Europe and Brazil. Each piece is molded from ridged plastic. The set includes George McGovern, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Eugene McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Edward Kennedy and more. All housed in original black box with board.