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.

Fallout Elegance

Take a look at industrial designer Paul László's beautiful fallout shelter concepts.

My Hero Was a Nazi

Every month in the 1950s the Wonderful World of Disney treated the American public to the "Man in Space," featuring Wernher Von Braun.

When Children Were Pawns of the State

When it came to engaging (and controlling) the children of Fascist Italy, the state media was intent on separating boys from girls, but only ideologically.

Selfie Pictogasmic

Pictoplasma's Lars Denicke proposes a challenge to young, emerging artists between 18 and 24.

Folk Songs Into Folk Comics

Aidan Saunders and Geoff Coupland (ZEEL) discuss their folk music-infused comics project, The Golden Thread.

Deco in the Details

Here are some examples of Art Deco architecture in New York City that should not be touched.