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).
The second edition of Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility, edited by Veronique Vienne and Steven Heller, seems more appropriate than ever.
This is the year to look back at 1968 when the counter culture made its mark and almost the same year lost its impact. Heller has decided to revisit this past that defined his own life and career. Here, you'll find an excerpt from a recent talk he gave a The Type Director's Club...
Jack Summerford recently found this beautifully designed piece, which carries with it a certain sad resonance today and was originally gifted to Stanley Marcus (of Neiman Marcus) and his wife by Texas screenwriter Bill Wittliff.
One thousand billboards across the country have been created to tackle gun violence. A call-to-action from the magazine Advertising Age to its advertising/creative community resulted in an outpouring of ideas to magnify the students' messages and support the recent March for Our Lives.
Michael Gerber, founder and publisher of The American Bystander, is committed to print. Whereas once the field was full of funny mags, now, trenchant humor has migrated to late-night television and the digital world as populated by laff-makers too. Has this hurt the following of Gerber's magazine? Let's see.
Heller gives us a look into two museums he recently visited in Warsaw, a city with a long legacy as a capital of design innovation.
Design and politics have had an immense crossover the past decade, and the Design Museum in London is opening a new exhibition on March 28 that taps into this crossover.
As the world is caught between right- and left-wing leaders, political satire is on the rise. But be careful about what you satirize, says Heller. 1984 may actually happen some day.
The full color catalog below shows some of the Klan's income-producing merch as though it were a Sears mail order catalog. The Klan still sells its wares, but the price is higher, the profits are smaller and the hate is hotter.