Steven Heller

Weekend Heller: Oceans Yes, Plastic No!

As plastic pollution continues to advance, scientists predict that by 2030, more plastic than fish will float in the oceans. Here, Heller talks with Helmut Lange about a poster project intended to raise awareness and encourage sustainable thinking and behavior.

Stamp Of Approval For Polish Avant Garde

Polish design historian Dr. Piotr Rypson conceived a project that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first Polish avant-garde exhibition of Polish Formists-Expressionists. The result? Four postage stamps with illustrative and typographic work represented by Poland's leading progressive artists.

Octavo: Eight Historic Issues

Mark Holt and Hamish Muir conceived one of the most progressive type journals of the mid- to late 1980s: Octavo. Unit Editions has published a complete reprint of the issues as well as reproductions of the handmade mechanicals and proofs. Here, Heller talks with Holt and Muir about the magazine.

Join Me in the Moderne Boudoir?

For those looking for the perfect wall hanging to accompany modern furniture in a 1930s home or apartment, the masterpieces were to be found in Paris. The enviable settings in a classic art deco manner shown here come from the Essex catalog (1934–35) printed by Dehon & Cie.

Laugh And The World Laughs With You

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.

Tenacity, Drive and Passion: Margo Chase

Heller talks with Chris Lowery, CEO and chief strategist at Chase Design Group, about memorial exhibition "Margo Chase: Chasing the Bright Light," which explores Margo’s insatiable curiosity and love of design before her untimely passing in an aviation accident in July 2017.

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Beer Fan

Edelweiss Beer made good use of fans and stamps as advertising media with delightful illustrations that seemed to defy the traditional beverage conventions.

Be Careful What You Satirize

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.