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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Peas Please

Meet The Blue Boy, the trade character for Blue Boy Peas, c. 1935.

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Weekend Daily Heller: Happy 4th

While thinking about liberty and freedom, I read a story in Hyperallergic about the digitized Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan.

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Otl Aicher en Francais

Steven Heller cracks open Otl Aicher's "le monde comme projet," a literate collection of writings on Aicher's engagement with typographic modernism.

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Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?

Two names worth knowing are Joseph N. Welch, a brilliant lawyer who brought down Joseph McCarthy's tyranny in the 1950s, and Stan Freberg, a brilliant satirist (and advertising creative) who brought down many of the mighty through wit and humor.

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Wordless Messaging

Armando Milani has curated nearly 200 posters by more than 100 designers from around the world for his new book, "No Words Posters."

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The Mighty Exclamation Point!

With all the commentary about the exclamatory "Jeb!" logo, the exclamation point gets a raw deal. Here, Steven Heller showcases an exclamation done right.

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A Life in Paperbacks

H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.