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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Photobooks Revived

Here, Jeffery Ladd talks about Errata Editions and its photobook series Books on Books.

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How’s This for a Wall?

"Wall of Liberty" is an installation proposal by Cat Chap in collaboration with Irit Abir for building the United States/Mexico border wall.

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Marks With Meaning

How to use symbols in the service of viable information has been an ongoing topic for visual communicators, as "The Challenge of Symbology" (1959) attests.

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X Marks the Spot

In 1945, "Time" magazine celebrated Hitler's demise with this portrait by Boris Artsybasheff.

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Where Happiness Works

Peter Bilak has devoted an entire issue of "Works That Work" to Bhutan in conjunction with a documentary film he's been producing.

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Big Letter, Small Letters

In typography there has long been a practice of playing with scale, especially with bold letters. Steven Heller looks to "Kunstismus" and "de Reclame."

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Nazis of America

America has battled homegrown fascists and Nazis since the early 20th century through interventions, publications and satire.

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One Elegant Designer

Gustav Jensen called himself a "Designer to Industry" and created some of the most stylish packaging and products of the late '20s and early '30s.