Author Archives: Steven Heller

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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Elbert Hubbard’s Little Title Pages

Steven Heller takes a look at Elbert Hubbard's series "Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great," which was published monthly for 14 straight years.

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When New York Was Deutsche

In mid-19th century New York, German immigrants came to the city and started a fair number of newspapers - such as PUCK - which Steven Heller examines here.

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Give My Regards to Broadway

Broadway Magazine covered the beauties and cuties of the stage beginning in 1891. To tickle your show lust, here are two issues.

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Secret Society Stickers

Steven Heller takes a look at the coats of arms of secret societies around the world, circa 1900.

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Institutional Racism

Steven Heller takes a look at institutional racism in the United States via packaging and book covers.

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Design Selfie, 1957

What's a design or designer selfie? Take a look at this one by Philadelphia designer Matthew Leibowitz.

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Rare Design in Midtown

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller has a new Manhattan gallery, and a new exhibit—"Matter/Giacometti."