Author Archives: Steven Heller

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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Madison Square Garden’s Hate Fest

The parallels with the RNC aren't the same, but there was a hint of the Bund rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939, from graphics to rhetoric.

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The World of Scraps

Steven Heller thumbs through the pages of a historic scrapbook from 1909.

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Platonic Perfection

In the late 1940s, when "The Use of Heads in Commercial Art" was produced, stereotypes of the Platonic ideal and accepted fashions were sophomoric.

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Futura’s Paul Renner Tackles Color

Steven Heller opens up a 1946 copy of "Color, Order and Harmony: A Color Theory for Artists and Craftsmen" by Paul Renner (creator of Futura), translated by Alexander Nesbitt.

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Letter to a Divider

Sean Wolcott of Hampton Creek discusses the full-page Donald Trump ad he designed that ended up in "The New York Times."