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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The Joy of Jugendstil

Steven Heller cracks open a masterpiece of the sly and wry Jugendstil illustration style.

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Cuba Libre

Designer Gerry L'Orange recently returned from a trip to Havana, where he surveyed classic Cuban street type.

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What Price Freedom

Steven Heller takes a look at the design and advertising of war bonds during WWII.

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Who Put the Play in Display

Gardner Displays of Pittsburgh published this snazzy catalog in postwar America to show what they were able to do—hypnotize through design.