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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Futura’s Paul Renner Tackles Color

Steven Heller opens up a 1946 copy of "Color, Order and Harmony: A Color Theory for Artists and Craftsmen" by Paul Renner (creator of Futura), translated by Alexander Nesbitt.

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Letter to a Divider

Sean Wolcott of Hampton Creek discusses the full-page Donald Trump ad he designed that ended up in "The New York Times."

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The Magazine That Was New York

"New York magazine," founded in 1968 by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker, was not just a competitor to the "New Yorker," it had more of a brash, sardonic and sarcastic NYC voice.

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Byrd in the Hand: Roger McGuinn

AIGA's Executive Director Julie Anixter recently interviewed Roger McGuinn about The Byrds and McGuinn's own solo covers.