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 Good Olde Daze

Before InDesign and the line tool, there was ruling tape. Steven Heller takes us back to a simpler time when a shaky hand could derail a layout.

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Virgin’s Sex Pistols

Welcome to a punk's worst nightmare. Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Sex Pistols album cover art now adorns Richard Branson's Virgin MasterCards.

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Living with Picasso and Braque, Maybe

Lucio Passerini and his students at Cfp Bauer tell the story of a fictional typographer through a collection of prints exploring different techniques.

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Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.

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Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.

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The Fascist World’s Expo

The World's Fair that never happened began in 1936 when the Fascist Italian government was selected to host the Exhibition in Rome in 1941.

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Weekend Heller: Sutnar Funded

Steven Heller gives an update on the reprint of Sutnar's "Visual Design in Action," and shares the scoop on two upcoming events.

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The Original Burning Man

Steven Heller tracks down a mysterious Burning Man competitor from 1915 in The Illustrated Travel Journal from Milan.