, 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.
A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Communications Arts
magazines, 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
. Appointed by the Postmaster General to the U.S Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee in 2006, she is a Life Fellow of the American Antiquarian Society, a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale
and a recent laureate of the Art Director's Hall of Fame. With William Drenttel, Ms. Helfand was the first-ever recipient of the Henry Wolf Residency at the American Academy in Rome. In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the AIGA Medal.
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