US designer honoured by SVA

Steven Heller, one of US graphic design’s most prolific figures, is to be honoured with a Masters Series Award from the School of Visual Arts in New York and a retrospective exhibition.

Heller earned his reputation as art director at The New York Times for more than 30 years and as a contributing editor to titles such as Baseline, Print, Eye and ID magazines.

He has produced more than 100 books on graphic design and illustration.

The SVA will present its annual award honouring ‘great visual communicators of our time’ to the US art director, journalist, critic and editor at the Visual Arts Museum in New York on 22 October.

The exhibition, which runs until 1 December, will be curated by SVA chair of 3D design Kevin O’Callaghan, and will feature highlights of Heller’s career, a video installation and a full-scale replica news-stand with an array of all the titles that Heller has worked on.

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