Growing Up Underground: A Memoir of Counterculture New York

It’s likely that you have a book by Steven Heller in your design library. It’s more likely, however, that you have dozens. Before he was a prolific chronicler and commentator on graphic design and its history, he was just a regular person like you and me. This, finally, is his story, a coming-of-age tale whereby, with luck and circumstance, he found himself in curious and remarkable places at critical times during the 1960s and ’70s in New York City. Follow his journey through stints at the New York Review of Sex, Screw, and the New York Free Press, until he became the youngest art director (and occasional illustrator) for the New York Times Op-Ed page at age twenty-three. Loaded with pics, both trashy and graphic.
  • Author: Steven Heller
  • Size: 5.5 × 8.5 inches 
  • Pages: 224 
  • Binding: Softcover 
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2022