ON INFORMATION DESIGN
Nigel Holmes : On Information Design By Steve Heller. (Spring 2006). ISBN: 0-9774724-0-X
Now available in Spanish. Nigel Holmes: Perfiles de la Comunicación Gráfica. Prologue to the edition by Miguel Urabayen. ISBN: 0-9774724-5-0
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Born 1942 in England M.A. degree in illustration from the Royal College of Art, London, 1966. He worked for Time Magazine from 1978 to 1994 in New York City as Executive Art Director (charts, covers, administration) and Graphics Director. His work has appeared in important magazines and publications such as American Health; American Lawyer; Amicus Journal; Attaché (USAir magazine); Details; Discover; Business 2.0 (formerly eCompanyNow) (visual columnist); Encyclopaedia Britannica; Esquire; Fortune; GQ; George Magazin; Harper's; House & Garden; How; IBM Think Magazine; Industry Standard; Information Week; Mens Health; Modern Maturity; Money; The New Yorker; New York Times; Print; Reader's Digest; Self (Contributing Editor); Sports Illustrated; Sports Illustrated for Women; Time; Time for Kids; Encyclopaedia of 20th Century; World Business.
His projects include work for AARP; Apple; Associated Press; Banker's Trust; Bristol Myers Squibb; CNN.com; Escape Sailboats; Estée Lauder; Fortune Conference Division (animated films); GE Capital; Gillette; GM; IBM; Nike; The Planet Project; Random House; Sony; Time Education Program; United Healthcare; Visa.
He has received various Awards such as Gold awards from the Society of Newspaper Designers, AIGA; Art Directors Club of New York; Creativity; D&AD, Silver Medal (London); DESI; Malofiej Information Graphics Awards (Silver Medal); Print Magazine; National Magazine Awards; Society of Illustrators; Society of Publication Designers
He is the Author of: Designer's Guide to Creating Charts and Diagrams 1984 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback, 1990 Designing Pictorial Symbols 1985 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback edition, 1991 Pictorial Maps 1991 (Watson-Guptill, NY) The Best in Diagrammatic Graphics, 1994 (Quarto/Batsford, London, UK) and Wordless Diagrams, Bloomsbury Press 2005.
From 1980 he annually teaches at The Stanford Professional Publishing Course, Stanford University, California and from 1983 at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St Petersburg, Florida. He also lecture extensively in the US and abroad.
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Steven Heller is the art director of the New York Times Book Review for 27 years. For the preceding three he was art director for the OP-Ed page. He has served as editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design for over fifteen years and is currently editor of its online journal VOICE. As author, co-author, and editor he has produced of over 90 books, most on the history and practice of graphic design, illustration, and satiric art. These include Man Bites Man: Two Decades of Satiric Art (A&W Publishers), Art Against War (Abbeville Press), Graphic Style: From Victorian to Post Modern (Abrams); Innovators of American Illustration (Watson Guptil), Designing For Children (Watson Guptil), Graphic Wit: The Art of Humor in Design (Watson Guptil), Borrowed Design: The Use and Abuse of Historical Form (Van Nostrand), Jackets Required: The Illustrated American Book Jacket 1920-1950 (Chronicle Books), and Cover Story: The Illustrated American Magazine Cover 1900 - 1950 (Chronicle Books), a series of Art Deco design books on Italian, Dutch, American, British, German, and French graphic design (Chronicle), as well as the recently published Euro Deco: Graphic Design between the Wars (Chronicle Books) and Typology: Type Design from the Victorian Epoch to the Digital Era (Chronicle). Other books are Merz To Emigre and Beyond: Twentieth Century Avant Garde Magazines (Phaidon Press), Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design (Allworth Press), Design Literacy (continued) (Allworth Press), Design Dialogues (Allworth Press), The Education of A Graphic Designer (Allworth Press), Swastika: A Symbol Beyond Redemption (Allworth Press), Paul Rand (Phaidon Press), The Graphic Design Timeline (Allworth Press), Graphic Design History (Allworth Press) Texts on Type (Allworth Press), Genius Moves: Icons of Graphic Design (North Light Books), Red Scared: The Commie Menace in Propaganda and Popular Culture (Chronicle Books). He is a co-editor of the first anthology of graphic design criticism, Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design (Allworth Press) and its companions Looking Closer II - IV: Critical Writings on Graphic Design. He is a contributing editor to Print, Eye, ID, and (formerly) U&lc. He has been curator for a number of exhibitions, including The Art of Simplicissimus, Art Against War, The Malik Verlag, and Typographic Treasures: W.A. Dwiggins. He is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Design Grants, for research into the lives and works of W.A. Dwiggins and Lucian Bernhard. He received the 1997 New York Art Directors Club "Special Educators," the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and the 7th Herschel Levit Award in 2000. He was the director of the School of Visual Arts' Modernism & Eclecticism: A History of American Graphic Design symposium. And currently he is the co-chairperson of the MFA/Design program of the School of Visual Arts. He recently edited a book on the Push Pin Graphic (Chronicle Books) and writing a biography of Alvin Lustig and a history of totalitarian graphics of the Twentieth Century.
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