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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S is for Social Impact

Steven Heller opens a copy of the new children's book "A is for Activist" by Design Action Collective's Innosanto Nagara.

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House of Type

Steven Heller talks with Rich Roat of House Industries about the new book "House: The Process is the Inspiration."

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Mack the Knife

Stan Mack of Real Life Funnies fame has produced a lighthearted look at cyber crime, "Max & The Black Bots," with enough tech to give it oomph.

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Life as it Once Was

Here are but a few of thousands of amazing illustrated Life magazine covers of yesteryear.

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And Now … a Few Chuckles

This quirky "Little Joke Book" is typical of the lighthearted private press work of the Peter Pauper Press.

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Narrative Types

Tom Geismar (of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv) produced this delightful typographic tale as a small booklet in 1956 when he was just 23.

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The Case of the Dummy Nose

Seymour Chwast published "The Nose," a thematic self-promotional publication, from 1997–2009. Here is the rediscovered dummy for the "Tricks" issue.