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.

Abstract or Obtuse

These postmodern, new wave, neo-abstract forms were from the '40s—and then in the '80s they were stylistic, and now they're high design.

Motion in Two Dimensions

A few years ago Bascove turned from painting to collage—with an original approach to creating a sense of kinetic power.

Once Upon an AIGA Meeting

Sometime in the 1980s this was a board meeting of the AIGA. The snapshot shows an illustrious group on a spring retreat.

Open if You Must

I couldn't resist. How could I not open a letter to the great actor Robert Wagner, former husband of Natalie Wood and sometime guest host on TCM?

Snapshot Meet Snapchat

Snapshots were hard to pull off and ultimately time-consuming back in the day—as the materials for this Brownie Hawkeye show.

What Censorship Looks Like

"Mother Earth," founded in 1907 and co-edited by Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, was an anarchist American journal.

No Ax to Grind or Design

Steven Heller talks political posters with Mark Andresen, best known for his typeface "Not Caslon."