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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Sugar Will Set You Free

With all the warnings about the toxic effects of sugar on the body and mind, isn't it refreshing to look back to, say, 1954, when sugar was a virtue?

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Up With the Underground

Roger van den Bergh of Onoma LLC, an identity and media design firm in New York City, gave himself a painstaking challenge: Design a new MTA Subway map for the city.

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German Cutting Tools

German Expressionism is famous for the brutal woodcut and linocut prints made by those the Nazis branded "degenerate" artists.

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Look Up Yonder

Ivan Chermayeff and Kurt Vonnegut made beautiful music when they teamed up in 1980 to make a children's book about creation: "Sun Moon Star."

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Second City Packages

The 27 Chicago Designers organization was founded in 1936 to promote the work of its wide range of members.