Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Design Writer Steven Heller’s prolific career includes successful forays into art direction, journalism, art criticism, and academia. Heller served as an art director for the New York Times for 33 years, most of which with the New York Times Book Review. He consistently publishes, having produced over 20 books and design products for Chronicle Books and other publishers. He served as contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline, and I.D. magazines for over two decades, and has been the editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design. Heller also produced or curated a number of exhibitions, including “Art Against War,” “The Satiric Image: Painters as Cartoonists and Caricaturists,” and “The Art of Simplicissumus: Germany’s Most Influential Satire Magazine,” to name a few. He currently is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As an accomplished designer and authoritative voice in graphic design, his art direction marries text to image and revitalizes the role of image-maker. Heller’s journalistic contributions as historian and critic reveal the ubiquity of design in our day-to-day lives.