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.

Dead Kennedys

Revisiting a Punk Icon

It has been a rocky road for civil liberty this year. So, are you ready for some good old-fashioned Punk anti-fascist good-tidings? Or at least a reissue of a Punk icon?

Businessman's Record Club

An Offer You Cannot Refuse

These album covers had an aura of faux Modernism with a touch of kitsch and a dab of bad typography—but if you wanted to be a good seller of things, this was the wellspring of inspiration.

Birds Of A Feather

For the New Year, here's a curious coincidence. It's not that one copied the other. But dotted lines for stork legs? Good ideas may be in the air.

Käthe Kollwitz

Art With Message

"All good art is political" is the theme of Galerie St. Etienne's exhibition of the same name featuring Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and Sue Coe (b. 1951).

Everyday Italian Design

Fattobene (Done Well): Italian Everyday Artifacts by Anna Lagorio and Alex Carnevali explores objects that are designed but, in a curious way, undesigned.