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.


The Ugly Face of War

On Nov. 19, Steve Hindy will sit down with author David Shields and Milton Glaser to discuss Shields' new book, "War is Beautiful."


Winning the Postwar Marketshare

One of the "Rewards of Victory" against the Axis during World War II was a resounding bounce in advertising. Here is a selection of postwar adverts.


Shape and Shadow Modernism

Steven Heller takes a look at the evolution of classic Modern to Mid-Century Modern design via Fortune magazine and a forgotten artist.


An Arabic Typography Community

Tarek Atrissi's design studio Tarek Atrissi Design takes a typographic and cross-cultural approach to all projects, including Arabic typography.


Heaven on Wood at Hamilton

Do you know what a wayzgoose is? If you were one of the geese at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum this past weekend, you'd know without asking.


From Poland, the Soul of Graphic Design

Steven Heller believes Polish graphic design is the most original, meaningful and expressive of any Western country—and the new book VeryGraphic proves it.


Red Type

Steven Heller saves a pamphlet by Karl Marx (on The Civil War in France) from its way to the garbage dump.