Steven Heller

America-Can Do.

When there were real jobs in this country, this is what this country made: real cans, as depicted in these vintage promos.

The Swiss Were Good

Despite the prevalent use of sans serif typography, grids and asymmetrical layouts, Swiss design nonetheless offered a sublime complexity.

Textiled

Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) made her mark in the 1930s with table linens in bold colors and innovative patterns.

When Men Were Commodified

Men have never been as commodified as women, but men have nonetheless been a big consumer market, as these vintage men's fashions ads show.

Weekend Heller: Research, Then Write

From June 5–16, the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts will host its annual two-week intensive dedicated to design writing.