Author and illustration and design historian Steven Heller will explore how graphic symbols through time endure and influence life—for good and evil—for generations. A nuanced examination of the most powerful symbol was examined in his recent book, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate. Steven Heller has written extensively on and design/illustration. For thirty-three years he was art director at The New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for many years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. He also writes The Daily Heller for Print magazine.