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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Alllllllll Aboardddddd!

Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work.

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Dancin’ Jamaica

Some of the best ad hoc ads Steven Heller has ever seen ever seen are collected in "Serious Things a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs."

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Vintage Neo-Nazi Symbol

In the Reich the Odal rune was the symbol for the Blood and Soil movement, the Nazi idea of making a world where German people were destined to live on German land.

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Advertising Dutch

These Dutch ads published around 1949 are striking, with some being much more modern than others.

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Germany’s in the Details

During the Nazi era in Germany, countless documents and reference works of all kinds—no matter how seemingly insignificant—were published for the populace.

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You Will Obey

R. Sikoryak talks about his forthcoming book "Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel" (Drawn & Quarterly).

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A Rand Memorial

This is a memorial about Paul Rand by his good friend and colleague, the late Morris Wyszogrod.

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One Person’s Junk is …

Steven Heller opens Bill Rose's new collection of quotidian type compositions, logos and trademarks: "Junk Type."