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.

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Magazines for Soviet Tykes

The folks at Productive Arts have a knack for finding the most interesting Soviet-era journals. Here are two made for children.

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Chicago, Oh What a Poster Town

In the 1960s, John Massey coordinated a suite of posters celebrating Chicago. The designs, once lost to time, are back.

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John Hendrix’s Magical Magic

Steven Heller talks with John Hendrix, author of a startling new book about … well, you can tell from the title: "Drawing Is Magic."

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Catalog Progress

In the late 1920s, the G.J. Peddemors Company in Almelo, Holland, produced this wonderful home furnishing and dry goods catalog.

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When Life Was Cheap

Before Life magazine became Henry Luce's photojournalism gem, it was a "cultured" humor magazine that featured the following covers...

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Bill English Covers Rex Stout

When Viking began publishing mystery maestro Rex Stout and his Nero Wolfe series in the early 1950s, they selected Bill English to design the jackets.