Everything is Design
Revelation Department: It never ceases to thrill me that so much (i.e. everything) everyday “stuff” – past and present – is designed. Yet we don’t always appreciate it until long after it is off the shelves. Indeed Modernists thought this mere junk. Yet making the quotidian into an artifact elevates its status, at least for us design chroniclers. Here is a random sampling from my ephemera drawer. Perhaps like me, this will give you visual joy.
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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 →