Author Archives: Steven Heller

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

Lethal Print

In the 60s in the U.S. and Europe, publications of the Underground Press appeared to fight Nazi rhetoric and occupation forces. Steven Heller digs in.

Design Against War

In 1937, the American League Against War and Fascism published Billions for Bullets, a well-argued polemic against American armament build-up.

Romance Sign Language Of Romania

On May 2, 2011, I wrote this Daily Heller (and text below) about the 50s and 60s history of Romanian graphic design. Now a new volume of Graphics Without Computer is published that focuses on “Letters. Hand-Drawn, Embossed and Volumetric.” Signs of the Times In other words, lots of signs – electric, metallic and...

What’s My Line?

Pablo Amargo's "Cats Are Paradoxes" and Tibor Kárpáti's "NYC" America have vastly different subjects but share a distinct design and illustration style.