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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Design Data Deluge

"Graphic Designers Surveyed" is a fascinating book for stat nerds and designers who are interested in their peers.

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Mr. Natural’s Birth Father

Walt Disney's Albert Hurter was the man behind the characters and the godfather of some underground comics artists, including R. Crumb.

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Deco Tykes, Deco Types

Still hate your textbooks of yesteryear? These Catalan specimens, with covers designed with an art deco joyfulness, show respect for the eyes of the users.

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La Novella de Hoy

La Novella de Hoy was a series of novels, first published in 1922, featuring renowned partners and graphics, groundbreaking and surprisingly ribald images.

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Blades of Spanish Steel

Safety razor patents were filed as early as 1880. They offered a close shave and a packaging boon for printers worldwide to create razor blade wrappers.

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Poster Stamps of Modern Germany

Hans Sachs founded the Verein der Plakat Freunde with Hans Meyer in 1905. Out of this poster cult evolved a passion for poster stamps. Here are a few.