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.


Been There, Lubalin’s Done That!

Herb Lubalin did not invent the idea of using a type case as a framing device for typographic illustration, but he did do it long before most others.


Take Off Your Shoes

Among the many beautifully designed artifacts to be found in Paris are the array of floor tiles frequently found in Parisian office and apartment buildings.


A Present for Punk’s 40th Bday

Steven Heller previews a collection of punk posters from Andrew Krivine's archive, "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die," the sina qua non of punk graphics.


Sutnar News of the World

This has been a big year for Ladislav Sutnar with the republication of "Visual Design in Action" and two Sutnar events in the offing or happening right now.


Car Kulture

If you can think of any practical purpose for a vehicle that may appear absurd on the surface, Steven M. Johnson has figured out how to visualize it.


Type in the Nazi State

As one sees in German type foundry adverts from design magazines after 1933, the graphics professions quickly conformed to the decrees of the Nazi party.