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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Dwiggins Lives!

The first comprehensive illustrated biography of William Addison Dwiggins is going on "sale" through a Kickstarter campaign launched by Letterform Archive.

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The Dean of Design

Will Bradley (1868–1962) is an underappreciated American design pioneer overshadowed by other Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts practitioners.

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Trumped-Up Tweets

Kenzo Mayama Kramarz's "The First One Hundred Tweets" is one of the flurry of Trump-related responses interpreting and commenting on the character's characters.

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M-i-l-t-o-n

Stephen Alcorn's "MILTON GLASER, IL DUCA DI NEW YORK: A Series of Portrait Tributes" is a tour de force of drawing craft and skill.

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Drinking in Bottle Design

Steven Heller opens a late 19th- to early 20th-century French bottle and label producer's chromolithographic catalog of samples.

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On a Mission

Here is an address Walter Dorwin Teague gave in 1936: "Industrial Art and Its Future."

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Designing With Heart

“The heart is a very, very resilient little muscle. It really is,” said Woody Allen’s character in Hannah and Her Sisters. Heart: Anatomy, Function and Diseases (Dell, 1962) was part of a unique series of “Visual” books illustrated by leading designers. This one, illustrated by George Giusti, is comprised of his abstract and representational...