“Like the shaman who, through possession of his personal effects, evokes the spirit of their absent owner, or like the geneticist who reconstructs a being from a strand of its DNA, I’ve attempted to evoke my father from a few stray objects: a cigar, a shoe, a saw.” - Steven Guarnaccia.
Steven Guarnaccia is Associate Professor at Parsons School for Design. He is a former art director of the New York Times Op-Ed page, and his illustrations have appeared internationally in books and magazines, on greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art, watches for Swatch, and as murals for Disney Cruise Lines. His books introducing children to modern architecture and design include Cinderella: a Fashionable Tale, The Three Little Pigs: an Architectural Tale and Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne, all published by Abrams. Guarnaccia has authored or co-authored numerous books on popular culture, including Black and White, A Stiff Drink and a Close Shave and Hi-Fis and Hi-Balls, all published by Chronicle and is the co-author with Steven Heller of School Days and Designing for Children. He has had solo shows in New York,
Milan, and Toronto and his installation, Fatherland, has traveled to Bologna, Barcelona, London Berlin and Tabor, Czech Republic. His drawings for the exhibition Achille Castiglioni: Design! at the Museum of Modern Art were published as a book by Corraini Editore. Guarnaccia has received numerous honors from AIGA, the New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, and other professional organizations and was a Hallmark Fellow to the Aspen Design Conference.