About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.
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Book Jacket Modernism

Book jackets are a wellspring of graphic styles and often mirror what is going on in the design culture. Here are two vintage examples.

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Market-Driven Typography

The Century Advertising Service located on Madison Ave in New York City was one of many similar studios that prepared pre-designed adverts for business, in this case the food industry. Take a closer look at their work.

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Abducted and Reconstructed

MTV’s VP for Off-Air Creative, Jim F. deBarros, asked Mirko Ilic to devise a concept to announce a new MTV dramatic series, “Finding Carter.” Hear from Ilic.

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Weekend Heller: Elaine Lustig Cohen @RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision examines the work of this trailblazing designer.

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No World Cup Fatigue For Germany

Hear from Il-Ho Jung and Lukas Weber about their “World Caps” that bring the excitement of the World Cup into everyday fashion for Germany.

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The Uniform Makes the Prince

Take a closer look at the uniform of the Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire.

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Marinetti’s Pre-Futurism

“Poesia” magazine is the foreplay before the birth of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurism. Look inside this publication that advocated symbolist and romantic poetry in Italy.

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IBM’s Classic Look Explained

Paul Rand created a few publications for IBM concerning the “use and abuse” of the logo and its many working parts. Take a look inside these documents.