Weekend Heller

Stumbling On Stones Of The Murdered

I first encountered Artist Gunter Demnig’s Stolperstein (Stumbling Block) project in Rome. Now it is a wave throughout certain centers of the Holocaust in Europe. In Slovenian the stones are called Spotikavci and they were unveiled in Ljubljana, Slovena on August 6, 2018. This event was organized by the Jewish Cultural Centre in Ljubljana. Mirko Ilic...

Weekend Heller: Finally, Christoph Niemann Proves His Innate Genius

[Special to the Daily Heller] Science has finally proved beyond a Neil DeGrasse Tyson-shadow-of -a-doubt that Christoph Niemann, an engagingly witty, Teutonically charming, inscrutably clever editorial, book and bathroom wall illustrator and Lego-expert, is actually a natural bone fide genius on the cosmically gifted level of Issac Newton, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Mel Brooks....

Nicety Nice Nice

The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] South Campus Gallery presents “nice,” designed and curated by Typographer-in-Residence, Lucienne Roberts.

Weekend Heller: Playful Books

Books are enjoying more than a revival.There was nothing to revive. They never went away. And at New York’s The Center For Book Arts they have been alive, thriving and inventive for a long time. This week, “Look, Look, Look . . .  A Playful Book” organized by Elisabeth Lortic opens in their space...

Weekend Heller: Chermayeff’s Early Book Covers

It was once said, power is in the hands of the person who owns a printing press. Well, if it’s still true, Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press has been doing good things with his power. He has also helped develop a gallery for graphic design, Katherine Small Gallery in Somerville, Mass., to accompany...

Weekend Heller: Pensieri sul Design

As I lay on my hotel bed listening to the soothing tones of “My Way” by Sinatra and the “Godfather” theme emanating from the Piazza San Minerva in Rome, I have thoughts of Paul Rand. There are not too many books about or artifacts by Paul Rand in Italy, although his seminal Thoughts on...