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.
In 1930, the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company created Uniforms of the Old Army, a collectable card set showing off Prussian military uniforms.
In 1937, the American League Against War and Fascism published Billions for Bullets, a well-argued polemic against American armament build-up.
Steven Heller looks at two baby pictures from 1938. Both are used in magazine ads, but both have wildly different messages and looks.
"Seymour Chwast: Works of War" is exhibiting at SUNY Binghamton. Steven Heller looks at Chwast's keen eye for making war both innocent and anxious.
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...
Pablo Amargo's "Cats Are Paradoxes" and Tibor Kárpáti's "NYC" America have vastly different subjects but share a distinct design and illustration style.
The School of Visual Arts MFA Ventures turns 20! Co-chaired by Steven Heller, this year's pitches, products, projects, and presentations are the best.
In 1792, there were no established political parties, but primary election season still managed to display politicians being asses.
Bruno Munari's Alla faccia is a book of found faces. Crafted from signs and otherwise, Steven Heller takes a look at these created visages.