Prolific author andco-chair of the MFA Design School of Visual Arts Steven Heller shares his love of design with the world through essays, interviews, and profiles.
Design is a living. But to live passion is essential. For the Love of Design is an anthology of Steven Heller's essays that are underscored by the essence that makes designers do what they do, Whether it is to make the environ a better place or communicate important messages or simply enliven the quotidian world, design is everywhere and everything. It is a life force made and appreciated with love.
The focus of the anthology is graphic design and typography but these disciplines impact so many other forms of design that it is impossible to ignore them. Through essays, interviews and profiles, Heller captures the essence of what makes artists into designers and what makes design and its makers tick.
From the design director of the New York Times discussing how during the pandemic he created the most effective front pages to a collage artist talking about why cutting and pasting scraps of material into dynamic compositions, each story and narrative brings to light ambitions and aspirations they are couched in love for the thinking, making, and doing of design.
For the Love of Design is here to show that graphic and other design activities are not just ways of making a living, but living a life.
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Program. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of over 170 books on design, social satire, and visual culture. He is the recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind." He lives in New York City.