Weekend Heller

Weekend Heller: Finally, Christoph Niemann Proves His Innate Genius

[Special to the Daily Heller] Science has finally proved beyond a Neil DeGrasse Tyson-shadow-of -a-doubt that Christoph Niemann, an engagingly witty, Teutonically charming, inscrutably clever editorial, book and bathroom wall illustrator and Lego-expert, is actually a natural bone fide genius on the cosmically gifted level of Issac Newton, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Mel Brooks....

Nicety Nice Nice

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] South Campus Gallery presents “nice,” designed and curated by Typographer-in-Residence, Lucienne Roberts.

Weekend Heller: Playful Books

Books are enjoying more than a revival.There was nothing to revive. They never went away. And at New York’s The Center For Book Arts they have been alive, thriving and inventive for a long time. This week, “Look, Look, Look . . .  A Playful Book” organized by Elisabeth Lortic opens in their space...

Weekend Heller: Chermayeff’s Early Book Covers

It was once said, power is in the hands of the person who owns a printing press. Well, if it’s still true, Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press has been doing good things with his power. He has also helped develop a gallery for graphic design, Katherine Small Gallery in Somerville, Mass., to accompany...

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.