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Heller, Steven

Works: 431 works in 614 publications in 2 languages and 8,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictures  Posters  Catalogs  Trivia and miscellanea  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Commentator for written text
Classifications: NC998.5.A1, 741.60973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Heller
The graphic design reader by Steven Heller( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic design time line : a century of design milestones by Steven Heller( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents, in chronological order, the milestones of graphic design history. Starting with the dawn of modern graphic design - the final decade of the nineteenth century - authors Steven Heller and Elinor Pettit have sifted through the developments of the last 110 years, and serve up a compendium of events that have shaped both graphic design and the larger world. By studying the two-page spreads devoted to each year of the last century, readers can track major, as well as off-beat, occurrences in graphic design, advertising, technology, popular culture, art, politics - and see how, historically, change in any one area affected the others." "Enhanced by hundreds of period illustrations, Graphic Design Time Line is also a desk reference, putting the major and minor developments of the field at every reader's fingertips. Those pursuing serious research, as well as those who are merely curious, will discover when influential designers were born (or died), the timeframes of important twentieth-century art movements, the dates of catchy advertising campaigns, the points at which technological revolutions occurred, and the exact instant that their favorite junk food was invented."--Jacket
Design dialogues by Steven Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 opens an individual perspective on the visual culture at large, ranging in focus from the manipulative power of images to the place of theory in design practice to the myriad interactions between design and life. The stories are woven from experiences in media, theory, history, politics, and the blurry realm of interactivity. Both an oral history of graphic design and a living record of where we are today, these engaging and evocative dialogues provide anyone interested in design or popular culture with a means of understanding, as well as ideas for working in, the visual world around them."--Jacket
The art of Beatrix Potter : sketches, paintings, and illustrations by Emily Freidenrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate glimpse into Potter's private world and the places that inspired her stories. She found must of her inspiration in her surroundings, and Zach takes readers on a visual tour of the areas in the British Isles that most influenced her work. The work includes early sketches as well as photos of Potter's family and household items that inspired her
Cuba style : graphics from the golden age of design by Vicki Gold Levi( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuban graphistos heightened the island's appeal by creating a unique visual style that combined elements of art nouveau, art deco, European modernism, and Vegas-style kitsch with a distinctly Cuban sensibility. The first book of its kind, Cuba Style reproduces a treasure trove of vintage graphics from the 1920s to the revolution. Culled from period posters, magazines, advertisements, tourist brochures, postcards, product designs, and packaging, the images collected here by Vicki Gold Levi and Steven Heller create a visual history of Cuba's golden age as a wellspring of capitalist extravagance and capture the spirit of the now-lost popular culture of the island nation."--Jacket
Angry graphics : protest posters of the Reagan/Bush era by Karrie Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20s : all-American ads by Jim Heimann( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From speakeasies and luxury cars to women's liberation and much more, this colourful collection of print ads explores the wide, wonderful world of 20s Americana
Teenage confidential : an illustrated history of the American teen by Michael Barson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When did those awkward, tormented creatures known as teenagers first appear in American culture? Believe it or not, it was not until World War II, with grown men off fighting and grown women working in factories, that adolescents were left idle and unsupervised long enough to wreak havoc. In the forties, fifties, and sixties a new breed of youth evolved--the juvenile delinquent--and this state of emergency was quickly dramatized in every cultural medium. Here, Michael Barson and Steve Heller conduct a guided tour through three decades of teen angst, displayed in shocking Technicolor on movie posters, paperbacks, comic books, advertising art, television shows, and Top Forty music paraphernalia. From Father Knows Best to Youth Runs Wild, this unflinching survey spotlights the sordid ways of our rebel youth.--From publisher description
80s : all-American ads( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhaustive compendium of ads from the period - many of which haven't been seen since - is a fascinating reminder of surprisingly simpler times and a rediscovery of a forgotten age in advertising history
British modern : graphic design between the wars by Steven Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book to focus on British design of the Art Deco period, British Modern is an essential reference for graphic artists, designers, Anglophiles, and anyone with an interest in advertising or art history. Adding to their acclaimed Art Deco design series, authors Steve Heller and Louise Fili have here collected a wealth of original artifacts - over two hundred reproductions - from the 1920s through the 1940s. These include examples from publicity for cultural events, consumer products, fashion, industry, and travel. Signs, posters, product packaging, and magazine covers offer inspiration for the designer and present an engaging portrait of the time and place in which they were created."--Jacket
Design career : practical knowledge for beginning illustrators and graphic designers by Steven Heller( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces on the edge : type in the digital age by Steven Heller( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With useful information on how to obtain and apply each typeface, Faces on the Edge is an indispensable resource for graphic designers, desktop designers, and students alike. Over 200 illustrations in color and black and white document the real-life application of these inventive typefaces in popular magazines, advertising, posters, and multimedia. Faces on the Edge is a vivid, timely account of what is undeniably a significant era of type design
French modern : art deco graphic design by Steven Heller( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This strikingly designed volume presents French Modern commercial graphic design in all its glory. Every aspect of French life in the lively and turbulent decades of the '20s and '30s is displayed in this rich compendium of highly stylized design concepts, including magazines, posters, brochures, and retail packages. From exhibition affiches proclaiming the dawn of a new cultural era and symbolic advertisements celebrating the marriage of man and machine to seductive perfume packages and exquisitely chic cocktail paraphernalia, this stunning survey offers a wealth of original artifacts - some never before seen in the United States - making it an essential reference for industrial designers, graphic artists, and anyone with an interest in the history of fine design and advertising."--Jacket
Teaching graphic design : course offerings and class projects from the leading graduate and undergraduate programs by Steven Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 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 design, these syllabi include detailed introductions, weekly breakdowns, project suggestions, and selected readings, as well as offer valued background material on the history, social responsibility, and cultural impact of design. More than an instructor's guide, Teaching Graphic Design is a self-contained chronicle of the past, present, and future of the art and the industry
The education of a typographer by Steven Heller( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 252 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
Graphic wit : the art of humor in design by Steven Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Graphic Wit, the first book offering a comprehensive survey of humor in graphic design, Heller and Anderson focus on that special instinct for playfulness inherent in all design, and show the many forms it can take in a skilled graphic artist's hands. Loaded with examples of successful design humor in such varied forms as book and record jackets, logos, posters, typography, and advertising, Graphic Wit examines the approaches designers can use for comic effect, including repetition, alteration of scale, and juxtaposition, as well as such specific mechanisms as visual puns, parody, nostalgia, wordplay, and typeplay. Case studies of successful ad campaigns reveal how humor can be used for maximum effectiveness and memorability, and in-depth interviews with 14 design luminaries, including Paul Rand, Paula Scher, and Stephen Doyle, provide insight into the play principle, making humor pay off financially, and the challenges involved in humorous design."--back cover
Deco españa : graphic design of the twenties and thirties by Steven Heller( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vibrant and emotional, Spanish Art Deco brings a unique twist to the style of this era. Neither classically refined like French Deco, nor streamlined like American, Spanish Deco shows the influences of its own distinctive culture. Here was a highly industrialized country on the cusp of the advertising age, bringing to commercial design its own sense of style and of the avant-garde. It was also a country in the throes of social strife, and Deco Espana reveals the power of graphic design used for political as well as commercial purposes - notably in the posters created in the tumultuous days of the Spanish Civil War, many of which are reproduced here for the first time."--Jacket
The designer's guide to astounding Photoshop effects by Steven Heller( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st-century technology now allows graphic designers to create incredible images and designs that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to execute in previous years. With the introduction and evolution of Photoshop, today's designer can bring a completely different perspective to any image. The Designer's Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects illustrates how every designer can use Photoshop techniques to create astounding visual effects. This book is a comprehensive tool for designers using any version of Photoshop. An inspiring variety of visuals are included, showcasing how masters of Photoshop have utilised certain techniques for astounding results. Step-by-step techniques and tips also help the readers learn how to make better use of Photoshop. Each case study focuses on innovative thinking in the field of photo creation and manipulation. Designers will also gain insight into the historical background and evolution of the digital age
Graphic design, New York : the work of thirty-nine great design firms from the city that put graphic design on the map by Steven Heller( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-six design firms and individual graphic designers, representing an extraordinary and comprehensive cross section of New York's top design talent, display their portfolios in Graphic Design: New York 2. In response to this technological revolution, many of the design firms create websites for both clients and themselves. Almost all designers have embraced the computer age (after some hesitation) and use state of the art electronics in their offices. And through it all, design has retained its humanity; rafting through this age of high technology, design has simply become more accessible, as you'll see from browsing through this book
Star wars art : illustration by Howard Roffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents original illustrations, paintings, and artwork produced for "Star Wars" books, trading cards, magazines, video games, merchandise, and limited-edition prints
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Graphic design time line : a century of design milestones
Graphic design time line : a century of design milestonesDesign dialoguesCuba style : graphics from the golden age of design20s : all-American adsTeenage confidential : an illustrated history of the American teen80s : all-American adsBritish modern : graphic design between the warsFaces on the edge : type in the digital age