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.

Remix Politics

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: AUGUST 13 Jeff Gates is a graphic designer and writer. For the past eight years he has been taking old propaganda posters and remixing them with new text and altered imagery about the sorry state of American political discourse under the guise of the Chamomile Tea Party. Google Arts & Culture...

Nicety Nice Nice

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] South Campus Gallery presents “nice,” designed and curated by Typographer-in-Residence, Lucienne Roberts.

Bigger Than Life

Life was the eyes of the nation. Few magazines captured the world through such a powerful lens. Life magazine's photo essays celebrated a barrage of…

Fonts 4 Students

Last April, type designer Peter Bilak participated in a large meeting among type designers, foundries, educators and font users, to understand the challenges of using fonts today. One thing learned during this meeting was that many schools have no computer labs anymore, and therefore, they cannot acquire educational font licenses. Students are on their own when...

Old Dutch Girl versus Handmaid’s Tale

A wimple is religious head wear. I became interested in wimples after watching A Handmaid’s Tale and finding an ad for the most popular cleaning product of the 1940s and 50s. See the resemblance? In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood published in 1985, the handmaids in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian and...

An Eames Immersion

At The World of Charles and Ray Eames, hundreds of the couple’s most influential works come together to form an inspiring visual adventure.

Drawing Is Another Language

D.B. Dowd is a professor of art and American culture studies at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as faculty director of the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at the university, renamed in his honor in 2016. A graduate of Kenyon College...