Weekend Heller: Make Change, See Steadman, Buy Books

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Designing for Someone Other Than Yourself

World Studio‘s Mark Randall has been directing SVA’s Summer residency Impact: Design for Social Change, This year he is offering two chances to make an impact:


One Week Focus: June 22 – 27, 2014

Implementing Impact! the Business of Social Design is a new one-week intensive workshop that will focus on the business of social design by exploring critical topics in hands-on modules ranging from analysis, marketing, management and operations to funding models.

Six Week Comprehensive: July 7 – August 15, 2014Impact! Design for Social Change runs on two parallel yet related modules. The Big Idea will focus on social entrepreneurship and educate participants on how to conceive, develop, fund and execute their own socially-minded project, program or social enterprise. The Team Project brings participants together as small teams focused on economic and community development for a New York City non-profit.

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Mr. Ralph Steadman, Time for Your Close-Up

A new film, “For No Good Reason”, about Ralph Steadman opens today, Friday, April 25 at 7:20pm at the Angelika Film Center in New York (18 West Houston St.).


Johnny Depp (left) and Ralph Steadman.

“For No Good Reason” is riot of stories and images as we take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman’s time with ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ writer Hunter S Thompson, the Rumble in the Jungle; gun fights with literary giant William S Burroughs and his fiercely heart-felt politics.

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Design Books and Ephemera Respectably Priced (BYOB)

This is one of the Heller and Fili books for sale at incredibly respectable prices, along with vintage rarities and design curiosa at the Heller and Fili Moving Sale at the SVA BRANDING STUDIO next Saturday (May 3) from 12:30 – 4:30.

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SVA Subway 2014 Eblast

Additional ResourceIt seems like Selfies are everywhere and everyone cannot help but take them. The new book by Haje Jan Kamps, Selfies, explores how to take better photos of yourself and looks at the culture of social networking and its influence on the self portrait.


My Favorite Dummy

Brooklyn Street Art

The Dean of Design

The Bernini Of Cardboard Sculptures

Narrative Of Things

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.View all posts by Steven Heller →