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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Real Alternative News Was Not Fake

Paul Krassner, one of the most acidic commentators and satirists of the 1960s, published "The Realist" as an alternative to mainstream news.

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Weird-Century Modern

This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.

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Normalized Letterheads

These innocent-looking letterheads, void of political references, were examples of Gleichschaltung in Nazi Germany.

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Dancin’ Lines

Lou Myers was a hilarious cartoonist with an expressively lunatic line.

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Riting Rite and Rong

Lucian Bernhard designed Fonotyp to be a practical typographic writing system to spell English words phonetically.