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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Catalog Progress

In the late 1920s, the G.J. Peddemors Company in Almelo, Holland, produced this wonderful home furnishing and dry goods catalog.

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When Life Was Cheap

Before Life magazine became Henry Luce's photojournalism gem, it was a "cultured" humor magazine that featured the following covers...

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Bill English Covers Rex Stout

When Viking began publishing mystery maestro Rex Stout and his Nero Wolfe series in the early 1950s, they selected Bill English to design the jackets.

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Peas Please

Meet The Blue Boy, the trade character for Blue Boy Peas, c. 1935.

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Weekend Daily Heller: Happy 4th

While thinking about liberty and freedom, I read a story in Hyperallergic about the digitized Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan.