Join us as Person Place Thing host Randy Cohen interviews ADC Hall of Fame graphic designer and art director, Steven Heller, in a live recording of the popular public radio series with the Type Directors Club


Steven Heller’s recent book GROWING UP UNDERGROUND : A Memoir of Counter Culture New York chronicles the first decade of his 50+ year career as an art director, graphic designer, educator and writer (of sorts). He is the author, coauthor or editor of over 200 books on popular culture through the lens of design, typography and ephemera. He was for 33 years an art director at the New York Times, around 30 of them at the Book Review section. He is the recipient of the AIGA Medal, National Design Award, inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame and was awarded two honorary doctorates. He has written obituaries and design columns for The Times, The Atlantic and Wired and writes The Daily Heller for He is married to Louise Fili and they have one son, a filmmaker known as New York Nico

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers and thinkers

Person Place Thing takes place in front of an audience, with live music, at a variety of venues and is then edited for broadcast across a 23-station regional radio network, and a dozen other public radio stations around the country. You can stream PPT’s archive at or download episodes via iTunes.


DATE: October 17th, 2022
TIME: 6:30 pm ET (Doors at 6:30pm, Program Begins at 7:00pm)
WHERE: The One Club for Creativity (450 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001)
PRICE: $20 ($5 for Members)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that masks and proof of vaccination (or recent negative PCR test, within 72 hours) will be required for entry to this event. No food is to be consumed during the event.

This event is discounted for The One Club for Creativity’s and Type Directors Club Members. Members, please use your associated email address as a promo code on the first page of registration.