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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The Face of a City

More and more cities are using individual proprietary fonts. Such is the case for Tilburg, The Netherlands, which now has the TilburgsAns face.

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Weekend Heller: VOTE or Shut Up!

During every presidential race, AIGA launches a campaign for members to use their design expertise to motivate the public to vote.

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The First Angry Generation

"The Open Conspiracy" was an anthology of writings and cartoons from the underground press on how the world could and must change course.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bathroom humor has long been a mainstay of American politics, and the latest in this tradition is a limited-edition doggie poop bag with a handsome portrait of the Donald by Robert Grossman.

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How Far Down is Underground?

"YES YES YES Alternative Press / 1966-1977 From Provo to Punk" is a massive volume based on a 2015 exhibition of posters.

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Weekend Heller: Three of My Current Faves

Steven Heller's top three picks for the week: Deborah Sussman and Seymour Chwast docs; SVA's Type as Language workshop; and Venture16: Entrepreneurship Unfolded.

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Art Nouveau Music

Steven Heller presents sheet music published in Italy during the fin de siecle in the Art Nouveau style.