Steven Heller, art director of the New York Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is the author of Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age and many other titles.
He lives in New York City.
Gail Anderson is a senior designer at SpotCo and the former art director of Rolling Stone. She lives in New York City.
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