Steven Heller


Streamline Narratives

Enjoy these very short stories about the epoch of progress known as the Streamline age.


Lucian Bernhard’s Other Style

Check out these lithos that may be among Lucian Bernhard's earliest professional work, before he learned the sublime art of reduction.


Baby, You Can Drive My Car

This fine specimen, "A Run For Your Money: How to get the most out of your automobile—in 250 pictures and easy-to-read text" is a tour de force of comic eloquence.


Springtime for Posters and Germany

Here are some printers' advertisements from the early years of World War I. The output was extraordinary, and all the major artists/designers were conscripted, like Louis Oppenheimer.


The Original Pop: Art or Exercise?

This bodybuilding booklet is a wonderful example of pulp typography, ham-fisted airbrushing and untutored layout. All together a beautiful cacophony.


American Graphic Design in NYC

Steven Heller reflects on Mildred Friedman's 1989 "Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History"—the first major graphic design exhibition in the US.


Lynd Ward: The Power of Wordlessness

The Grolier Club in New York City will present an overview of the remarkable achievements of one of America’s foremost book illustrators, Lynd Ward.