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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La Novella de Hoy

La Novella de Hoy was a series of novels, first published in 1922, featuring renowned partners and graphics, groundbreaking and surprisingly ribald images.

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Blades of Spanish Steel

Safety razor patents were filed as early as 1880. They offered a close shave and a packaging boon for printers worldwide to create razor blade wrappers.

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Poster Stamps of Modern Germany

Hans Sachs founded the Verein der Plakat Freunde with Hans Meyer in 1905. Out of this poster cult evolved a passion for poster stamps. Here are a few.

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People Say We’re Monkeying Around

What does this issue of Audience magazine, designed by Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast, have in common with Tiger Beat's special Monkees issue?

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Cute as a Button

Check out these classic button cards of the '40s and '50s, when buttons were staples of everyday fashion.

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What Would Hadank Do?

In contrast with his elaborate package, label and trademark design, O.H.W. Hadank's logos (zeichen) were more modern—simple and elegant.