Steven Heller.

Steve Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he was an art director at theNew York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review.

Kate reached out to Steven after reading his terrific Forms and Function review in the New York Times Book Review (August 20,2010).  Obviously, you don’t miss his Heller Books website is a visual achievement in itself, a smart, sparkling and organized encyclopedia of his massive body of work (no surprises here).  The Daily Heller is required reading. Steven’s desk is testament to the visual with an eye on figures and fonts including a fair assortment of Mao Zedong, Lenin and torso’d collectibles. By the way (via your bio), thank you for wearing many hats including the New York Yankees.

Kate’s required fall reading:  How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture and Born Modern, The Life and Work of Alvin Lustig. Another welcome addition to Steven’s 130 books and counting. How does he do it?

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