Steven Heller is an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor. He is the author and co-author of over 170 books on the history of illustration, typography, graphic design and popular culture. He has written articles and columns for printed and online magazines including Baseline, Print, Design Observer, Eye, Graphis, U&lc and Metropolis. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review, a weekly column for the Atlantic and The Daily Heller for Print.