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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You Will Obey

R. Sikoryak talks about his forthcoming book "Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel" (Drawn & Quarterly).

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A Rand Memorial

This is a memorial about Paul Rand by his good friend and colleague, the late Morris Wyszogrod.

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One Person’s Junk is …

Steven Heller opens Bill Rose's new collection of quotidian type compositions, logos and trademarks: "Junk Type."

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How Mr. ZIP Changed Our Lives

The Mr. ZIP illustration appeared in many PSAs urging postal customers to use the five-digit ZIP Code that was initiated on July 1, 1963.

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Lots o’ Laffs

In the '60s, Charmers greeting cards (drawn in the Nebbish style) lightly insulted the receiver while showing off the passive aggressive wit of the sender.

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The Modern Masterpiece

This issue of "Die Form," the monthly magazine of the German Werkbund, was devoted to the 1930 Section Allemande.

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Light and Dark

Duncan Hanna's work combines the emotional light of Edward Hopper and the mystery of René Magritte, yet is uniquely his own.