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Heller, Steven

Works: 260 works in 1,418 publications in 7 languages and 62,606 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor, Interviewer, zxx, Collector
Classifications: NC1001, 741.602373
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Heller
Becoming a graphic designer : a guide to careers in design by Steven Heller( Book )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the completely updated guide to today's graphic design careers-a clear and concise survey of the design field, from major design industries to design disciplines. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers interactive design, information design, motion, educational training, portfolio preparation, getting a job, and much more: magazine design; advertising book design; corporate identity; film titles; tv graphics; interactive design; environmental design; web design; education; type design; motion; graphics information; graphics package design; record design. Becoming a Graphic Designer provides a comprehensive survey of the graphic design market, including complete coverage of print and electronic media and the evolving digital design disciplines that offer today's most sought-after jobs
Design literacy : understanding graphic design by Steven Heller( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although created to fulfill ephemeral needs, great works of graphic design often become memorable cultural icons representing the times and places of their origins. Design Literacy presents ninety-three "object lessons," specific histories examining the contexts in which well-known, unknown, and anonymous works have made decisive contributions to the evolution of graphic design. Steven Heller and Karen Pomeroy create a mosaic of design stories that offer a series of valuable lessons in how design works and an engaging history of graphic design from the late nineteenth century to the present. Tracing the development of each work, Heller and Pomeroy explain its role in design history and how it relates to the cultural milieu from which it emerged. Design Literacy is a quick remedy for designers and students of design suffering from a diet of too much "eye candy" and hungry to understand the forces at work behind the visual power of great works of graphic design
Art against war : 400 years of protest in art by D. J. R Bruckner( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red scared! : the commie menace in propaganda and pop culture by Michael Barson( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red Scared! reproduces the books, films, magazines, posters, games, and other media that trumpeted the Commie threat. Vivid renditions in pulp novels and films of menacing Commie commissars and evil, anti-Capitalist militarists haunted governmental crackdowns on suspected spy rings and the notorious McCarthy years." "Red Scared! offers valuable lessons from the vault on how to identify Communists, media reports on the jolly side of Stalin, guidelines for bomb shelter chic, and much more. As they did in their other lively pop-culture histories, Teenage Confidential and Wedding Bell Blues, Michael Barson and Steven Heller once again bring the nearly forgotten details of American culture into full relief with Red Scared!"--Jacket
Graphic design in America : a visual language history by Mildred Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Rand by Steven Heller( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and German and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Rand (1914-96) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a 'problem solving' approach to design, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements, such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language." "Rand's career spanned almost seven decades and numerous chapters of design history. His own books are solidly thematic, whereas this definitive collection of his key published and proposed works is medium-driven. It explores the full range of his advertising, publishing and corporate identity work." "This detailed survey marks the first complete retrospective of Rand's powerful body of work."--Jacket
Graphic style : from Victorian to post-modern by Steven Heller( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Graphic Style is the book to consult for an overview of graphic design styles from the industrial era onward. Heller and Chwast offer the reader a quick appreciation of every significant trend from Art Nouveau to Neo-Modern. Each succinct section is wonderfully illustrated with examples of graphic design that convey the essence of each movement. Now, in an expanded edition with over 700 illustrations, this essential design compendium takes us up to the present day. In a new section on the digital era, the authors shed light on the diversity of the 1990s, covering everything from the rise of Emigre magazine and typocentric design to the impact of club culture and the Internet."--Jacket
100 ideas that changed graphic design by Steven Heller( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New in the 100 Ideas that Changed ... series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and, methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation). Written by one of the world's leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years
Jules Feiffer's America, from Eisenhower to Reagan by Jules Feiffer( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design history( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culled from obscure, hard-to-find sources, the writings in this collection provide a resource for students, teachers, scholars, and practitioners of graphic design."--Jacket
The education of a graphic designer by Steven Heller( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and updated, this compelling collection of essays, interviews, and course syllabi is the ideal tool to help teachers and students keep up in the rapidly changing field of graphic design. Top designers and educators talk theory, offer proposals, discuss a wide range of educational concerns -- such as theory versus practice, art versus commerce, and classicism versus postmodernism -- and consider topics such as emerging markets, shifts in conventions, global impact, and social innovation. Building on the foundation of the original book, the new essays address how graphic design has changed into an information-presenting, data-visualization, and storytelling field rooted in art and technology. The forward-thinking course syllabi are designed for the increasingly specialized needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Personal anecdotes from these designers about their own educations, their mentors, and their students make this an entertaining and illuminating idea book. The book features writing from: Lama Ajeenah, Roy R. Behrens, Andrew Blauvelt, Max Bruinsma, Chuck Byrne, Moira Cullen, Paula J. Curran, Louis Danziger, Liz Danzico, Meredith Davis, Sheila de Bretteville, Carla Diana, Johanna Drucker, Milton Glaser, Rob Giampietro, April Greiman, Sagi Haviv, Lorraine Justice, Jeffery Keedy, Julie Lasky, Warren Lehrer, Ellen Lupton, Victor Margolin, Andrea Marks, Katherine McCoy, Ellen McMahon, J. Abbott Miller, Sharyn O'Mara, Rick Poynor, Chris Pullman, Michael Rock, Katie Salen, Douglass Scott, Steven Skaggs, Virginia Smith, Kerri Steinberg, Gunnar Swanson, Ellen Mazur Thomson, Michael Vanderbyl, Veronique Vienne, Lorraine Wild, Richard Wilde, Judith Wilde, and Michael Worthington"--Publisher's description
The swastika : symbol beyond redemption? by Steven Heller( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies people's opinions of the image of the swastika and discuses how the symbol has come to mean different things to different people in the years since World War II
The anatomy of design : uncovering the influences and inspirations in modern graphic design by Steven Heller( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anatomy of Design dissects fifty examples of graphic design piece by piece, revealing an array of influences and inspirations. These pieces represent contemporary artifacts that are well conceived, finely crafted, and filled with hidden treasures. Some are overtly complex. Others are so simple that it is hard to believe there's a storehouse of inspiration hidden underneath. The selections include all kinds of design work including posters, packages, and more. Each exhibit is selected for its ubiquity, thematic import, and aesthetic significance, and every page shows how great work is derived from various inspirational and physical sources, some well-known, some unknown. Each design is presented on a gate-fold showing the featured design and and other works that share the key influences with extended captions explaining the whys and wherefores."--Publisher's website
The graphic design reader by Steven Heller( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of a comics artist : visual narrative in cartoons, graphic novels, and beyond by Michael Dooley( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dooley (writer and contributing editor to PRINT magazine) and Heller (art director of the New York Times Book Review) collect interviews with and contributions from prominent comics artists, along with others that study the medium, in an anthology designed to be of use in an art school class dedicated to the broad range of the field of comic art
Inside the business of illustration by Steven Heller( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They probably didn't tell you in art school, but it takes a great deal more than talent to succeed in a career in illustration. Illustration is a business, and like any other business, professionals must learn to skillfully navigate their way through the marketplace in order to survive and thrive. The Business of Illustration provides information not available elsewhere, guiding the wannabe or even more experienced illustrator through the process of setting up a business, creating effective methods of self-promotion, finding a rep - or perhaps even choosing to operate without one. Best of all, no three-piece suits are required."--BOOK JACKET. "Full of tricks of the trade too often learned only after getting burned, The Business of Illustration presents a broad picture of what it takes to protect your intellectual property while also making your talent and passion into a viable business. Interviews with successful illustrators, such as Brad Holland, Anita Kunz and Henrik Drescher, and well-established artist representatives, like Vicki Morgan and Richard Solomon, put the reader on the "inside track". Examples of work from the many different genres of illustration show diverse, yet equally successful approaches to editorial work, corporate advertising, book publishing, cds and records, medical, packaging, comics and still more. Appropriate fees for work in various areas of the business are also listed at the end of the book."--Jacket
The education of a typographer by Steven Heller( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 rare strategies for learning
Design school confidential : extraordinary class projects from international design schools by Steven Heller( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every great design school in the world is defined, in part, by the work of its students at any given time. The various project challenges given to a class determine the success of a school's pedagogy, but also the ingenuity of its faculty and students. This book features fifty real-world class assignments from top design programs at universities around the world, and examines the resulting student projects. From undergraduate to graduate work and basic class challenges to final thesis's, students delivered a wide variety of graphic and multimedia design projects from print to motion to exhibition. The book has three functions: 1) To exhibit a wide range of challenging problems and successful solutions. 2) Provide practical models to be inspired by and learn from. 3) Examine how sophisticated design school projects are and what value they have in relation to real-world practice."--Jacket
Writing and research for graphic designers : a designer's manual to strategic communication and presentation by Steven Heller( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For designers, writing and research skills are more necessary than ever before, from the basic business compositions to critical writing. In this competitive climate, designers are routinely called upon to make words about the images and designs they create for clients. Writing about design is not just "trade" writing, but should be accessible to everyone with an interest in design. This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design--and how they explain visuals and can be visualized. These pages address communication on various levels and to all audiences:- Designers to Designers- Designers to Clients- Designers to the Design-literate- Designers to the Design-agnosticBeing able to express the issues and concerns of the design practice demands facts, data, and research. With Writing and Research for Graphic Designers, you'll learn how to turn information into a valuable asset-- one of the key talents of the design researcher"
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Design literacy : understanding graphic designRed scared! : the commie menace in propaganda and pop cultureGraphic design in America : a visual language historyPaul RandGraphic style : from Victorian to post-modernGraphic design historyThe education of a graphic designerThe swastika : symbol beyond redemption?