Author Archives: Steven Heller

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes a weekly column for The Atlantic online and is the "Visuals" Columnist for the New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of over 160 books on design and visual culture. And he is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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Tomi Ungerer, Provacateur

Steven Heller reveals what he learned while interviewing legendary illustrator, writer and social advocate Tomi Ungerer.

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Get That Hollywood Glo

Steven Heller looks back at a 20s-era triptych for Hollywood Glo and wonders if today's drug-store displays will have the same charm 100 years from now.

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I Wish I Said That …

Steven Heller indulges his love of illustrated quotation books by cracking open 1948's "From Art to Zoo."

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Tomi Draws, Ungerer Speaks

After too many years, but just in the nick of time, Tomi Ungerer returns to New York for an exhibition at the Drawing Center.

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Duck And Cover

Steven Heller takes a look at "How To Read Donald Duck," in which the authors claim the famous Disney comic reflects American corporate exploitation.

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Fix Me a Double

Steven Heller cracks open Crosby Gaige's 1946 "Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion," with "drawings almost from life" by Rea Irvin.

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Weekend Heller: Charlie Hebdo

With the ongoing events of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Steven Heller gives a look at Cedomir Kostovic's Freedom of Speech poster.