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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Bert And Harry On Tap

From 1955–1960, the Piels brewery employed the Young & Rubicam ad agency to create new commercials for their beer—and the agency devised Bert and Harry.

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3D Banyai

Istvan Banyai has done some cool (perhaps old school) animations, but his new 3D interactive project caught my eye and hit the market just a few days ago.

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Artefactoids

From time to time, The Daily Heller will publish a series of artefactoids, bits and pieces of cultural design ephemera assembled by various contributors.

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Rare Dwiggins Is Well Done

Typography nerds and Dwiggins fans alike will savor the reprinted masterpiece "Stencilled Ornament & Illustration" when it is released in September.

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Weekend Heller: A Logo For Deez Nuts?

There’s a movement afoot for a new candidate and a contest that the logo factory 99designs is running right now to create a logo for Deez Nuts, the presidential candidate/15-year-old Iowa farm boy giving nutsy old Donald Trump a run for his money. “Little is known about Deez Nuts,” says Aimee Grove for 99designs,...

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Art Young’s Needle-Sharp Cartoons

If you've never encountered Art Young's cartoons from the early 1900s, you're missing out on one of America's most strident and witty political cartoonists.