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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Stamps of Approval

There's so much graphic design history on these seven envelopes, they're giving Steven Heller goosebumps.

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The Electric Anton Stankowski

German graphic designer Anton Stankowski was a master of the minimal—and a pioneer of "constructive graphic art" that involved photographic media.

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April Nuclear Fools’ Day

Steven Heller examines the modernist design aura of "Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack."

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Sports That Changed Our Lives

The sports site Bleacher Report and Creative Action Network present “Transcend: Sports Moments That Changed the World."

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Snug as a Bug in a Bar Room Rug

French bar rugs are joies de typographie. These adverts for liquor and wine soaked up the cocktail of many a barroom stalwart.

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A Data Viz Diary

Steven Heller talks with Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi about their transcontinental postcard project, "Dear Data."

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Ads for the Shoe Fetishist

Steven Heller takes a look at the work of the remarkable Reba Sochis—one of the very few women in design in the 1940s.