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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Flattery or Felony?

From time to time the Daily Heller self-righteously turns to its Separated at Birth theme to look at the continual behaviors of “borrowing,” “influence,” “copying,” “indulging,” “pilfering” and “replicating.” Ideas are as free as the air but application usually confirms whether someone has committed homage or something less honorable—flattery or felony. On this point Stefan...

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Art and Design is His Bag

Steven Heller talks with Museum of Wonder and Delight curator Dolph Gotelli about his new exhibition of shopping bags.

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The Devil’s Christmas in June

In 1941 The Composing Room published a Christmas gift for its customers: "The Devil's Pi" by Eli Cantor. In 1967, it was reillustrated and designed by Milton Glaser.

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The Hyperactive Paperback

Steve Heller takes a look at Ruben Pater's "The Politics of Design: A (Not So) Global Manual for Visual Communication."

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Old Words From the New Age

A few years ago, I was asked by Project Projects to contribute a 1988 Quentin Fiore interview for "The Electric Information Age Book."