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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More WAR Design

We call it war propaganda, but these overt messages are more than propagating a faith. They are manipulating behavior for generations to follow.

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Riddles of an Illustration

Steven Heller has long pondered this 1948 "Saturday Evening Post" cover by onetime leading American illustrator Stevan Dohanos.

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Where Happiness is the GNP

Peter Bilak has launched a Kickstarter to fund a documentary about Bhutan—and what we all might learn from it.

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Chwast’s Saintly Art

Seymour Chwast's 1962 colored pencil drawing for "Saint Francis" is an elegant depiction of the patron saint of Italy and animals.

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The Rise of Centaur

Steven Heller talks with Misha Beletsky, co-author of "The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types of Bruce Rogers."

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WAR Design

War is hell but it is never without an element of graphic ingenuity. Steven Heller reviews a bit of war design history.