If you are interested in design history, you would have a hard time not coming across a book or article by SVA’s Steven Heller. The man is a machine, pumping out an incredible flow of blog posts, articles and books exposing the rest of us to new and old graphic forms from around the world illuminated with insightful analysis in a conversational writing style. If you haven’t read him yet, do so. You can start with one of the 137 titles (!!!) in the library’s collection that he has written, edited, or otherwise contributed in making.
For those longstanding fans, did you ever wonder what kind of ephemera collections Steven Heller has? Now his son, Nathan Heller, aka Ricky Shabazz, has filmed an exploration of “The Cave“. Check it out.
A small taste in the stacks:
Scripts : elegant lettering from design’s golden age / Steven Heller and Louise Fili. – NK3620 .H45 2012
Writing and research for graphic designers : a designer’s manual to strategic communication and presentation / Steven Heller – NC1001 .H465 2012
I heart design : remarkable graphic design selected by designers, illustrators, and critics / [edited by] Steven Heller – NC703 .I2 2011
Pop : how graphic design shapes popular culture / by Steven Heller – N72.S6 H392 2010