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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Chwast Declares War on Wars!

Learn about a Kickstarter to fund a new book by Seymour Chwast—plus a PRINT giveaway featuring Chwast's work.

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The Other Great Men’s Magazine

Gentry magazine broke new ground with its amazing graphic design and the timeless men’s fashions it presented in every issue.

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It’s a Cigar!

Steven Heller takes a look at vintage cigar advertisements, and the story behind the stogies.

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Exploitation American Style

Pinups are not solely an American phenom, but they are typically American. They began in the 1890s as a window on the female form.

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Inhumanity Depicted

In the ongoing war against war, photo books, such as "Nazi Hel" and "Bombardeos Aereos En España," have proven effective evidence in indicting perpetrators and aggressors.