, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer and a former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Communications Arts
magazines. A member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale
and a recent laureate of the Art Director's Hall of Fame, Helfand received her B.A. and her M.F.A. from Yale University where she has taught since 1994.
She has written for numerous national publications including Aperture, Los Angeles Times Book Review
and The New Republic
. She is the author of Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture
(Princeton Architectural Press, 2001), Reinventing the Wheel
(Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), and Scrapbooks: An American History
(Yale University Press, 2008) which was named one of that year's best books by The New York Times
. In 2010, with William Drenttel, Ms. Helfand was the first-ever recipient of the Henry Wolf Residency at the American Academy in Rome.
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