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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Steven Heller takes a look at the work of the remarkable Reba Sochis—one of the very few women in design in the 1940s.

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What is FLomm?

Design + art + video game. Who wouldn't want to play?

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The Fab Four (of Modernists)

Steven Heller unearths a rare group photo of Ladislav Sutnar, Bradbury Thompson, Alvin Eisenman and Paul Rand.

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Who’s Who In Digital Space

Khoi Vinh is "trying to build a database of customers who will buy stuff from me directly." Heller talks with him about his new entrepreneurial adventure.

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Record Cover Deja Vu

If these albums remind you of Alex Steinweiss, they are not his. They are the record cover work of designer Curt J. Witt, who died on Feb 3.

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On Being a Cartoonist in Iran

Heller speaks frankly with Iranian illustrator and cartoonist Elham Atayi about working in Iran and her successes and tribulations.

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Guarnaccia’s Father’s Day

Steven Guarnaccia, who's soon opening his first show, has gone through many incarnations as an artist & designer. Heller asks him about this latest one.

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Azealia the Confident Confronter

The interactive clip for rapper Azealia Banks' "Wallace" is hitting the charts big time. Heller talks with the creatives behind this design-driven hit.