Design Cult by Steven Heller
In Design Cult, Heller reaches into the most contemplative recesses of his mind to offer an entertaining new collection of ruminations on the nature and future of design. A renowned designer, author, critic, co-chair of the School of Visual Arts Master’s program in design and National Design Award recipient, Heller expounds on such disparate topics as Milton Glaser, Japanese masks, velvet touch lettering, anthropomorphism and people in glass apartments.
Steven Heller is co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design/Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and co-founder of the MFA programs in Design Criticism and in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times. Currently, he writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review, is contributing editor to Print, EYE, and Baseline magazines, and writes the blog The Daily Heller. He is the author or editor of over 130 books on design and popular culture, and the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for Design Mind.