Steven Heller is one of the foremost authorities on design and illustration history. He is the author, co-author, and editor of over 100 books on graphic design, illustration, and political art. He was an art director at The New York Times for 33 years and is a columnist for The New York Times Book Review. Heller is also the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design Department at SVA. He has been a contributing editor to Print, Eye, Baseline, and I.D. magazines and has published hundreds of articles and critical essays in those and other design and culture journals. He has curated numerous exhibitions and has lectured widely on design and illustration history. Heller received the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 1999 and the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Special Educators Award in 1996. He was also the recipient of the 2011 National Design Awards Design Mind Award, presented by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The Steven Heller Collection includes posters collected by Heller, audio interviews with major designers and illustrators, books, slides, periodicals, print ephemera, photographic slides and prints, VHS and U-matic tapes, and other research materials.