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Heller, Steven

Works: 169 works in 726 publications in 4 languages and 37,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Collaborator, Contributor
Classifications: NC998, 741.6
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Most widely held works by Steven Heller
Design literacy understanding graphic design by Steven Heller ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 2,795 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
Becoming a graphic designer a guide to careers in design by Steven Heller ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,757 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
The education of a graphic designer by Steven Heller ( )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Completely 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. Contributors, including Milton Glaser, Lou Danziger, Jessica Helfand, Paula Scher, Maud Lavin, Armin Vit, and Marty Newmeier, offer original theories and proposals on design education concerns. Personal anecdotes from these stars about their own education, their mentors, and their students make this an entertaining and illuminating idea book
Graphic style : from Victorian to post-modern by Steven Heller ( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coverage ranges from fine art to ephemera
Art against war : 400 years of protest in art by D. J. R Bruckner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Red scared! : the commie menace in propaganda and pop culture by Michael Barson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 970 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!"--BOOK JACKET
Paul Rand by Steven Heller ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 859 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."--BOOK JACKET
Jules Feiffer's America, from Eisenhower to Reagan by Jules Feiffer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graphic design history ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 794 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."--BOOK JACKET
Innovators of American illustration ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New ornamental type : decorative lettering in the digital age by Steven Heller ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"New Ornamental Type presents a dazzling kaleidoscope of highly decorated or fancy fonts across a wide spectrum of styles and effects. Psychedelia, Hip-Hop, Gothic, flowers, smoke, hair and electricity are just a few of the styles for the hundreds of examples inspired by nature, history, and just about anything that is visually expressive." "Beginning with a historical overview of ornament and how it has evolved since the beginning of the twentieth century, the book also includes essays introducing the background, influences, and outstanding aspects of typographical design."--BOOK JACKET
Handwritten : expressive lettering in the digital age by Steven Heller ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first publication to offer a complete overview of handwritten typographics, drawing on an extensive array of examples from around the world." "An introduction by design historian Steven Heller places the contemporary work in a broader context of design. At the heart of the book are hundreds of examples, presented in creative themes: "Scrawl" (letterforms that are raw, splotchy and untidy); "Scratch" (scraped, cut and gouged fonts); "Script" (type that is sinuous and ornate); "Stitch" (letters that have been sewn, sutured and embroidered); "Simulate" (faces that have been redrawn or copied); "Shadow" (dimensional, voluminous and monumental letterforms); "Suggestive" (forms that imply the metaphorical, surreal and symbolic); and "Sarcastic" (the ironical, comical and satirical in lettering)." "In an age of characterless digital typography, Handwritten returns to the values of craft. This collection is a must for any student or practitioner of design."--BOOK JACKET
Pop : how graphic design shapes popular culture by Steven Heller ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: How do popular culture and graphic design influence one another? What are the goals of design? Are they to sell? To package? To entertain? The answers to these questions are complicated and are intimately tied to the effect design has on the overall culture. POP is the first book to analyze the role of graphic design in the broader culture, as well as the impact of design on other art and entertainment forms, from album covers to baseball stadiums. Author Steven Heller addresses such subjects as: pop icons; viral and guerilla advertising; political satire; history of Interview, Monocle, Mad, and other magazines; illusionism and three-dimensional design; art for art's sake; design vs decoration; return of hand lettering; art for the masses. POP spans over 150 years during which popular culture has influenced mass perception and behavior. Illustrated by more than fifty images, POP is sure to inspire both aspiring and experienced designers
Icons of graphic design by Steven Heller ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of graphic design that charts over a century of creative brilliance, showcasing the most influential graphic designs from 1900 to the present. Organized chronologically to illustrate how one great concept can inspire the next, each year features a seminal piece of work by a graphic artist some famous, some anonymous the designs that originally inspired them and later works that show their influence
The education [of] an art director ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 direction; concrete examples reveal how to create classes that are fun to teach and inspiring to students and department chairs alike. A boon to instructors, a boost to anyone interested in graphic design, this book is educational in the best sense of the word
Euro deco : graphic design between the wars by Steven Heller ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A wide-ranging compilation of Art Deco graphics from six European countries, Euro Deco assembles a wealth of alluring and sophisticated design. Collecting the best of their popular and inspirational series on international Deco (also known as Art Moderne), Steven Heller and Louise Fili gather thousands of exemplary samples of design and illustration from posters, packaging, magazines, advertisements, menus, and many more sources. With sections featuring more than 2000 samples of graphic ephemera from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Netherlands, Euro Deco is a key reference work for designers and aesthetes alike."--BOOK JACKET
100 ideas that changed graphic design by Steven Heller ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is to determine, define, discuss, and illustrate the big ideas that created the critical mass that produced the art and craft of contemporary graphic design
Typology : type design from the Victorian era to the digital age by Steven Heller ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese modern : graphic design between the wars by James H Fraser ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With enticing visuals and a fascinating text, Japanese Modern: Graphic Design between the Wars is the first book to examine an often ignored period of Japanese graphic design. From the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, Japan was a burgeoning industrial state with a growing consumer culture that relied increasingly on commercial art to promote and sell its products. While adhering to its own distinctive artistic traditions, Japanese graphic design was nevertheless heavily influenced by Western styles, trends, and fashions - the most influential being art moderne, or art deco. Japanese graphic designers and art directors drew inspiration from Europe's master poster artists and typographers - particularly those in France and Germany. They also imported and assimilated elements of Bauhaus, constructivism, and futurism, and applied them to a variety of media, including posters, packages, brochures, advertisements, and magazines. Art moderne is perhaps best illustrated in the scores of department store posters produced during this time, while hybrids are seen in the ubiquitous collections of period matchbox labels. Tracing the introduction of this Western-influenced style through its most compelling movements and leading practitioners, this strikingly illustrated book presents a scintillating look at modern Japanese graphic design
Illustration : a visual history by Steven Heller ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Illustration: A Visual History is a survey of the art form by the foremost historian of graphic design and a celebrated designer/illustrator, joins the authors' companion volume Graphic Style as an indispensable resource for anyone interested in art, design, and popular culture. Heller and Chwast's rich chronicle of well over a century of illustration covers the so-called Golden Age to the current Bronze Age and celebrates illustration - long deemed a second cousin to fine art - as a significant popular art that is often more visible, recognizable, and memorable than "higher arts."" "Covering illustration from the Industrial Revolution, which made printing possible for mass consumption, to the digital age, which has transformed publishing into a desktop affair, Heller and Chwast's approach uses two complementary ways of presenting the story of the field: style and form. Through this unique perspective, Victorian, Art Deco, Postmodern, Punk, and Digital styles, as well as political, satiric, absurdist, and erotic forms, are deftly illuminated in order to reveal visual mannerisms, quirks, and tics that define representative drawn, painted, and digitized objects. Key individuals who helped to alter these styles through their distinct personas are examined and placed in historical context."--BOOK JACKET
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