Weekend Heller

Weekend Heller: Pensieri sul Design

As I lay on my hotel bed listening to the soothing tones of “My Way” by Sinatra and the “Godfather” theme emanating from the Piazza San Minerva in Rome, I have thoughts of Paul Rand. There are not too many books about or artifacts by Paul Rand in Italy, although his seminal Thoughts on...

Weekend Heller: Insight Into Indonesian Innovation

Nigel Sielegar, principal of Corse Design Factory NYC, is an Indonesian-born designer with a special interest in promoting design in his native country. Towards this goal he recently published “Collected: Contemporary Graphic Design of Indonesia” co-produced with DGI Press in Jakarta.

Weekend Heller: Eve of Destruction?

Hope to Nope the book includes more than 145 examples of graphic design & politics, all selected to demonstrate the role of graphic design in influencing opinion, provoking debate and energizing activism during one of the most politically charged decades in recent history.

Weekend Heller: Book Covers Live and Live

"Be My Cover: An Exhibit of Contemporary Cover Design" features 100 of Penguin Random House’s most iconic book covers. The selection gathers book covers published worldwide within the past 10 years by more than 15 imprints from Penguin Random House. This work has been created, or art directed, by 33 designers straddling the Atlantic,...

Weekend Heller: Is Graphic Design Universe Finite?

As Heller paged through the online Swann auction House catalog for its May 3 sale of graphic design (mostly posters), it occurred to him just how seemingly infinite is the mass of beautifully printed, smartly conceived and stylistically varied graphic designs produced since the late 19th century.

Weekend Heller: A Dog’s Lives

Over the course of the last year, Michael Gillette drew more than 50 dog portraits. Today, March 24 through April 23, they are exhibited in "Year of the Dog" for the first time at Luna Rienne 3318 22nd St. San Francisco.