Norman Rockwell's pictorial interpretation of FDR's “Four Freedoms" hit home in 1943. They were later reprinted as posters, and the story of how these posters influenced and raised the American spirit is smartly analyzed in the catalog for the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Rockwell's depictions.
A different kind of MAGA hat. This one is stands for Make Armenia Great Again by removing its autocratic leader.
In 1979 Tom Wolfe, who passed away last Monday at age 88, wrote the introduction for an exhibition catalog Steven Heller produced about the German satiric magazine Simplicissimus (der Simpl).
David King died at 73 in 2016. This 2017 catalog Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution In Visual Culture 1905-55 is a celebration of both the man and the collection he donated to the Tate in London.
Steven Heller has habitually tried to put art and design into neat categories. Yet, as he gets older (maybe wiser), he realizes that Milton Glaser is right. The bucket-concept is not realistic. Art is about growth not limitation. And style is just a surface manifestation of many options available to us all.
The Tolerance Poster Exhibit curated by Mirko Ilic has been seen a whopping 29 times in 18 countries, with three more on the way. See some of the posters here.
Chris Riley's new book, a collection of essays, attempts to examine how leaders in social, business and political worlds can best communicate after the Mass-Age. Here, Heller asks Riley to give us a little insight into his ideas.
Postcards and postcard folders were (and are still in some ways) the most wonderful souvenirs to send and behold. Have a look at sets and tabletop standees from the Curt Teich & Company producer of some of the most commonly used in mid-century America.
Steven Heller talks with Brad Holland about his distinctive brand of handlettering.
Steven Heller has always had a soft spot in his heart for Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar's vibrating typeface that was used for the Electric Circus poster.