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.

DH_PosterStampsFtd

Teeny Weeny Posters

Steven Heller showcases a set of poster stamps—small, yes, but of major significance to the histories of commerce, advertising and poster art.

DH_SharpieFtd

Everyman Marker

Steven Heller and Timothy Goodman discuss Goodman's new book, "Sharpie Art Workshop."

DH_BNFtd

Reading is My Bag

Steven Heller looks at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv's beautiful new illustrated Barnes & Noble bags.

DH_RulingTapeFtd

The Good Olde Daze

Before InDesign and the line tool, there was ruling tape. Steven Heller takes us back to a simpler time when a shaky hand could derail a layout.

DH_SexpistolsMCFtd

Virgin’s Sex Pistols

Welcome to a punk's worst nightmare. Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Sex Pistols album cover art now adorns Richard Branson's Virgin MasterCards.

DH_PasseriniFtd

Living with Picasso and Braque, Maybe

Lucio Passerini and his students at Cfp Bauer tell the story of a fictional typographer through a collection of prints exploring different techniques.

DH_TypeBooksRome

Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.

paul-bacon-catch

Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.