Sunday, October 28
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Event Closed

$25 in advance
$30 after Oct 25

Purchasing a ticket for this program entitles you to complimentary access to the Exhibition Hall.

Acclaimed graphic designers Steven Heller and Louise Fili talk about the books they have written and designed—many of them together—covering type, logos, graphic design history, design culture, and other topics.

Steven Heller is the author of more than 130 books hundreds of articles, critical essays, and columns on design and culture. His newly published books include Comics Sketchbook (Thames & Hudson) and New Modernist Type, with Gail Anderson (Thames & Hudson). Heller was for 33 years an art director at the New York Times and with Seymour Chwast directed Push Pin Editions . He is a founder of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Louise Fili—whose graphic design work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale—has been a senior designer for Herb Lubalin and art director of Pantheon Books, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. Her most recent book is Elegantissima (Princeton Architectural Press).

Debbie Millman is president of the design division at Sterling Brands and the host of the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet, “Design Matters with Debbie Millman,” (now featured on, which received a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. She is the author of five books on design and branding, most recently Brand Bible (Rockport Publishers).

Following the program, audience members will be invited to specially designated areas in the Exhibition Hall for book signings and informal conversation with the speakers.

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