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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Inhumanity Depicted

In the ongoing war against war, photo books, such as "Nazi Hel" and "Bombardeos Aereos En España," have proven effective evidence in indicting perpetrators and aggressors.

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Sketchy Rand

Paul Rand was an inveterate sketcher, often during lulls in the day but also when he was searching for a design solution.

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Ethnographic Branding

Years ago I found these vintage labels for cosmetics targeted at African American men and women by Valmor Products of Chicago.

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Vanity Fair, 1861

The first incarnation of "Vanity Fair" reflects on a key battle of the American Civil War.

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Children Love Art

These sublime vintage advertisements for Müller Gum arabic adhesive reveal the child's fascinating facility with things artistic.

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Oy Vey!!! It’s Him!!!

Steven Heller looks at German author Timur Vermes' "Look Who's Back," a stinging satire in which Hitler wakes up in 2014.

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Introducing The Electro-Library

Steven Heller talks with David Senior about THE ELECTRO-LIBRARY, a small show at MoMA about European Avant-Garde magazines from the 1920s.