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Normally high minded design author extraordinaire and multi-blogger Steven Heller has cast his eye on New York Dick in a great piece on his Daily Heller blog. Does he like what he sees? Absolutely, maybe sort of, well, awesome!

It's hard for most of us to claim outright that we really love dick graffiti, or insist that it's worth in depth study, so a certain amount of intellectual reticence is to be expected on the subject. But the important thing is that; 1) we look, 2) we smirk, 3) we're unimpressed, 4) we're somewhat revolted, and 5) in a way we understand. Those are the five stages that characterize a healthy relationship with New York dickness.

So were these stages expressed in Mr. Heller's critique?

1) We look - "New Yorkers see coarsely drawn penises and vaginas on posters and billboards all the time"

2) We smirk - "why bother?"

3) We're unimpressed - "pseudo-scientific study"

4) We're somewhat revolted - "This kind of graffiti has been around for ages - starting in bathrooms"

5) In a way we understand - "out of the realm of mere voyeurism into social commentary"

Close enough! We at NYD feel that Heller wholesomely expresses a proper relationship to dick graphics and we are absolutely impressed with ourselves about being covered by him at Daily Heller. We enthusiastically recommend all of his books on graphic design and pop culture (over one hundred according to some sources) and offer up our sincere thanks for his interest and remarks. Check out some of his insights online, here;

Daily Heller at Imprint/Print magazine
T Magazine/New York Times
Bio at Steven Heller website