Steven Heller

School of Visual Arts in New York

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Design Literacy
Understanding Graphic Design
Steven Heller
Author and design expert Steven Heller has revisited and revised the popular classic Design Literacy by revising many of the thoughtful essays from the original and mixing in thirty-two new works. Each essay offers a taste of the aesthetic, political...



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Design Firms Open for Business
Steven Heller, Lita Talarico
While many young designers perceive a design studio to be little more than a table and computer, the majority of businesses consider the physical locale and architectural surroundings of a firm to be as important as the work that is produced. Design...



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Vintage Type and Graphics
An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks from 1896 to 1936
Steven Heller, Louise Fili
Exquisite graphic design artifacts comprise this unusual collection culled from the pages of type and typography books dating from 1896 to 1936. Design professionals, students and teachers of graphic design, and anyone with an interest in vintage...



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POP
How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture
Steven Heller, Tom Brokaw
“Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lenses of design...



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Marketing Illustration
New Venues, New Styles, New Methods
Steven Heller, Marshall Arisman
The market for illustration is changing. How can illustrators survive and thrive?  Illustration students, educators, and working artists will find illuminating commentary on editorial, graphic novels, comics, animations, Web, games, toys...



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Design Disasters
Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned
Steven Heller
The thrill of victory…the agony of defeat.  We're not talking about just any failure. Design failure. So public. So humiliating. How do designers who are really, really good (we swear!) turn a disaster into a triumph? Read this book and find...



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The Swastika
Symbol Beyond Redemption?
Steven Heller
"Forces even the most sophisticated to rethink and rework their ideas of how images work in the world."--School Library Journal.* Traces the history of the swastika, from religious symbol to reviled symbol * More than 175 illustrations * Powerful...



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Looking Closer 5
Critical Writings on Graphic Design
Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller
The final installment in this acclaimed series offers astute and controversial discussions on contemporary graphic design from 2001 to 2005. This collection of essays takes stock of the quality and profundity of graphic design writing published in...



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Teaching Illustration
Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
Steven Heller, Marshall Arisman
Teaching Illustration is a must-have for any college-level art instructor. Packed with a wealth of illustration course syllabi from leading art and design schools across the U.S. and Europe, it offers exciting ideas on topics from editorial...



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The Education of a Photographer
Steven Heller, Charles Traub
Ideal for art students at every level • Illuminating words about creating great images • Published in association with New York’s School of Visual Arts. What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This...



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The Education of an Art Director
Steven Heller
This provocative anthology provides inspiration on teaching and discussing art direction in the classroom and beyond. Essays, interviews, and images from more than thirty teachers and leaders in the field provide an in-depth view of every facet of art...



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The Education of a Graphic Designer
Steven Heller
• Anecdotes and insights from graphic-design stars • In association with the School of Visual Arts in New York City • This replaces ISBN 1-880559-99-4 Completely updated, this compelling collection of essays, interviews, and course...



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Inside the Business of Illustration
Marshall Arisman, Steven Heller
This guide to the ins and outs of today's dynamic illustration business tells budding illustrators everything that their teacher didn't know or their art director didn't tell them. Using an entertaining, running narrative format to look at key...



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Design Literacy
Understanding Graphic Design
Steven Heller
This update to the first book to provide explicit case histories of the successful marriage of form and content in graphic design explores more than 125 classic and contemporary works-30 of them brand new-explaining why they are aesthetically...



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The Education of a Typographer
Steven Heller
Exploring the methods for teaching and learning typography, this book features more than 40 essays from top experts and educators in typography today. These essays run the gamut from introducing the themes of type and typography to various complex and...



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Teaching Graphic Design
Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
Steven Heller
This priceless teaching tool features more than 70 proven-effective programs from the country’s leading graphic design schools. Spanning from traditional, “bricks and mortar” approaches to the ever-widening digital frontier of graphic...



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Citizen Designer
Perspectives on Design Responsibility
Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne
What does it mean to be a designer in today’s corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designerattempts to answer this question with more than 70 debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints ranging from...



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Design Humor
The Art of Graphic Wit
Steven Heller
Compiling some of the most clever, ironic, and acerbic pieces from annuals, exhibitions, and designer's drawers, this entertaining sourcebook demonstrates how to communicate effectively through visual puns, type play, and ironic images. It features...



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The Education of a Design Entrepreneur
Steven Heller
New from the editor of the pioneering EDUCATION OF . . . series, this benchmark collection of fifty essays and interviews provides students and working designers with a firm understanding of the pitfalls and triumphs awaiting the design entrepreneur...



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Graphic Design Reader
Steven Heller
From the lost art of show-card writing and the tumultuous days of guerrilla magazine publishing to the latest in electronic leaflet design and hot magazine covers, acclaimed graphic designer and author Steven Heller provides dozens of stunning...



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The Education of an E-Designer
Steven Heller
In this guide, more than 50 cutting-edge e-design experts discuss everything educators and students need to know on the road from traditional graphic design to e-design...



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Graphic Design History
Georgette Ballance, Steven Heller
In this groundbreaking anthology, nearly 30 legendary writers explore and characterize the unique developments, notable people, and memorable events that shaped the world of graphic design. Taken in many cases from hard-to-find sources, these essays...



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Texts on Type
Critical Writings on Typography
Steven Heller
Students and teachers of graphic design will enrich their understanding of 20th century type design and typography with this unique anthology. Contained in this volume are more than 50 important, known and rare texts by critics, historians, and type...



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The Education of an Illustrator
Steven Heller
This revolutionary book fills a practical and an intellectual void for educators, students, and professionals in the field of illustration. Based on interviews with top illustrators and teachers, the book discusses how professionals acquired their...



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Design Connoisseur
An Eclectic Collection of Imagery and Type
Steven Heller



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Graphic Design Time Line
A Century of Design Milestones
Steven Heller, Elinor Pettit
Complete with numerous illustrations, this is an ideal desk reference, providing answers to endless historical questions such as when a style or technology was invented, when a designer was born or died, when an influential work was created, when a...



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Sex Appeal
The Art of Allure in Graphic and Advertising Design
Steven Heller
In this first book to seriously examine the use and/or abuse of sex and innuendo in the mass media, interviews with leading figures in mainstream marketing focus on sex and innuendo, from the so-called satiric pornography of Calvin Klein ads and the...



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Design Literacy (continued)
Understanding Graphic Design
Steven Heller
A sequel to its popular forerunner, this edition casts the net even further in examining the reasons and history behind various objects of design that have had a significant impact on our culture. The objects discussed range from the vintage posters...



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Design Dialogues
Steven Heller, Elinor Pettit
This wide-ranging compilation of interviews offers a colorful and candid introduction to the personalities, passions, and work of thirty- four respected designers, artists, authors, and media producers. With design as the common thread, each exchange...



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Design Culture
An Anthology of Writing from the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design
Marie Finamore, Steven Heller
Presenting a significant selection of seventy-eight essays, interviews, and symposia from the pioneering AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Design Culture examines the coming of age of graphic design as a profession and its role in shaping our culture. A...






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Teaching Motion Design
Course Offerings and Class Projects from the Leading Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
Michael Dooley
How motion design is taught in more than 45 leading programs. * Detailed syllabi and descriptions of class projects and assignments * Go-to guide for professors and teachers planning their courses * Course plans from School of Visual Arts, Ohio State...



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The Education of a Comics Artist
Visual Narrative in Cartoons, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
Michael Dooley
Featuring essays by, and interviews with, more than sixty professionals, educators, and critics, the book provides an in-depth view of the art, business, and history of comics art. Readers will learn about a wide variety of genres, from editorial...



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Looking Closer 4
Critical Writings on Graphic Design
Michael Bierut
The most stimulating installment yet in the acclaimed Looking Closer series! This enthralling collection of essays assembles some of the most intriguing critical commentary published in professional and general interest design magazines from 1997 to...



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Looking Closer 3
Classic Writings on Graphic Design
Michael Bierut
Rare and difficult-to-find essays provide fascinating reading in this third anthology in the Looking Closer series, a matchless resource tracing the continuum of critical thought from graphic design¹s earliest days as a viable art and...



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Looking Closer 2
Critical Writings on Graphic Design
Michael Bierut
Looking Closer 2 offers more of the best recent writing on graphic design, covering new and important issues in design language, education, intellectual property, new media, the state of the business, and the place of design in society. The...



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Looking Closer
Critical Writings on Graphic Design
Michael Bierut
Looking Closer is a collection of the best contemporary writing about graphic design, including theoretical, practical, business-oriented, philosophical, and humorous essays. Selected by a prestigious editorial committee composed of Michael...