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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Shadows of the Pasts

"Triumphs and Laments" by William Kentridge is a large-scale 500-meter-long frieze along Rome's urban waterfront.

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Eye-Tail-Yin Design Purgatory

Italian graphic design comes in many shades of strange. These are the kind of eclectic artifacts that are getting harder and harder to find in the new digital purgatory.

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The Italian Tarzan Was a Voman

Pantera Bionda was an Italian comics series launched in 1948, featuring Ms. Bionda ("Blonde Panther"), a jungle girl with a sisterly resemblance to Sheena of the Jungle.

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Who Put the Lust in Lustig?

A Q&A with Craig Welsh who, for over a year, has been creating the Lustig Elements font, colorful prints based on the font, and a documentary film about the font.