Steven Heller

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The Original Pinterest

Like so many other insignificant consumer items, bobby pins were sold to the public with a modicum of contemporary style and illustrative panache.

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School Days, Rule Days

Steven Heller shares the strange beauty of a functional, commonplace ledger—this one created by Edward Smith and used in the late 1800s.

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Did You Know …

Did you know you can learn a lot from turn-of-the-century printing, type and paper advertising, like the Dutch Stove piece featured here?

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Olé, Olé, Olé

Here is a Modernista style of Spanish graphic design that I call matador style.

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When Rand Was Young

Many years ago, I asked designers to send me an example of their very early work that they were still proud to have done. Here is what Paul Rand sent.

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Sutnar 24/7

Steven Heller takes a trip to the Czech Republic and pays tribute to the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia.