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.

When France Fought the Viet Minh

Heller shares some of the propaganda and paraphernalia that inspired and motivated the "North Vietnamese" to drive the French from their country, only to have the vacuum filled by American advisors and ground troops.

Weekend Heller: Davis’ Che 50 Years Young

One of the most controversial subway posters to hang in NYC was a famously searing portrait of Che Guevara. Starting this week, it will hang in the space that will contain Poster House, a new museum on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, devoted to the art of the poster.

Art Trumps Ban

"Before We Were Banned" is a group exhibition responding to President Trump’s first Executive Order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries to the U.S.

When The Old Was New(s)

William M. Patton's Paper and Press Illustrated Monthly provided its audience of printers, binders and affiliated commercial artists a vivid view of the fashionable styles of the day through its editorial and advertising pages.

Lid Chic

If you've ever wondered about the function of different kinds of coffee lids, you'll enjoy flipping through Louise Harpman and Scott Specht's distinctive new book, Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture.

The Seal of Good Graphics

Good Housekeeping included many luminary writers over its long run and was also a key outlet for female illustrators including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Rose O'Neill (The Kewpies) and Rita Senger.

Wrappers With A Peel

The Victoria & Albert, one of the world's great museums for all kinds of popular culture, published in 1985 Orange and Lemons: Fruit Wrappers from the Victoria & Albert Museum.