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 Next 100 Days

Last Friday the Creative Action Network launched a new grassroots collection of posters highlighting 100 "things" that truly make America great

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Going Dutch With Paper

Paper vendors produced some stylish catalogues and sample books during the 20th century, but few matched the bravura of Papiermolen.

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Calligraphic Anime

Meghdad Asadi Lari details his new work of calligraphic animation, "Simorgh."

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Fluid Wood Type

Photo-Lettering catalogs, like this one from the early 1960s, are a source of reinvigorated vintage type design that cannot help but bring a smile to the eye.

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Sugar Will Set You Free

With all the warnings about the toxic effects of sugar on the body and mind, isn't it refreshing to look back to, say, 1954, when sugar was a virtue?