Steven Heller

Confession of a design addict: history as passion play

Friday 6 June at 18.00
Sala Cinema - Palazzo delle Esposizioni

On Friday 6 June the Palazzo delle Esposizioni is hosting the fifth appointment with Steven Heller, an internationally famous critic in the world of visual communication and author of more than 130 books.

After a meeting on the most eccentric and original typographical characters, and after having told us about the one hundred ideas that have changed graphic design, this year the American critic will talk about himself, with his usual irony, and explain what it means to be a Design Addict.

organized by
Palazzo delle Esposizioni Art Workshop
AIAP - Italian Visual Communication Design Association, Lazio Delegation

with the support of
SVA School of Visual Arts, New York

in collaboration with
Sapienza University of Rome
Course of Teaching Degree in Design, Visual and Multimedia Communication
Interfaculty with the Ludovico Quaroni First Faculty of Architecture
and with the Faculty of Communication Sciences

Steven Heller
He is co-chair of the programme Designer as Author of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and cofounder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programmes at the School of Visual Arts in New York. For 33 years he was art director of the New York Times (28 of which as senior art director of the NY Times Book Review). At poresent he writes the column "Visuals" for the Book Review. He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design and collaborates with the magazines Print, EYE, Baseline and ID. He contributes to the online magazine Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine. He is author of more than 120 books on design and pop culture, including Design Literacy, Paul Rand, Graphic Style (with Seymour Chwast), Stylepedia (with Louise Fili), The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico) and more recently Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State. In 1999 he was awarded the AIGA Medal for his career.
lecture with simultaneous translation
Sala Cinema - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Staircase in Via Milano 9a, Rome
admission free, limited seating available