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.

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Wordless Messaging

Armando Milani has curated nearly 200 posters by more than 100 designers from around the world for his new book, "No Words Posters."

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The Mighty Exclamation Point!

With all the commentary about the exclamatory "Jeb!" logo, the exclamation point gets a raw deal. Here, Steven Heller showcases an exclamation done right.

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A Life in Paperbacks

H. Lawrence Hoffman was a luminary in the mass market paperback cover genre. Here, Steven Heller talks with Hoffman's daughter about her father's work.

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Ration Design

During WWII, the government issued ration books. This was a design problem that had various iterations.

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Teeny Weeny Posters

Steven Heller showcases a set of poster stamps—small, yes, but of major significance to the histories of commerce, advertising and poster art.