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.


A Valentine Fable, in Pictures

These vintage chromolitho cards tell a Gilded Age Valentine story of courtship, marriage, conception, birth and its aftermath.


Sis’ Subway Scribbling

Author/artist Peter Sis has long done underground art for the New York City MTA. Check out his newest work.


Steinberg’s Genius Line

Steven Heller looks back at the great Saul Steinberg's work—and remembers the time Steinberg snubbed him.


Wagon the Tale of the Artist

Steven Heller talks with Aidan Leigh, the illustrator mastermind behind the Print Wagon that has been traversing England since April.


Jews Need Not Apply

Harkening back to the days when antisemitism was rampant, a design job in France was pulled after it said the candidate should "if possible not be a Jew."


A Realist’s Mascot

Steven Heller takes a look at the mascot of the satirical journal The Realist.


Viva the Art of Tourism

With World War II in full bloom, Mexican tourism offered extraordinary getaways for the beleaguered populace. Here are the outstanding posters they used to promote the country.