Our next reading will be a relatively short essay by Steven Heller, from 2008, entitled The Underground Mainstream. Here is a PDF: 

Note that our response to this text will once again take the form of a new Post in which you write 3-4 paragraphs responding to the text. However, for this one there is an important additional requirement:
You must include 3-4 sources accessed through library databases. You can log onto the library’s website using your CUNY credentials. I find that Jstor and Ebsco ebooks are both great resources, but you should explore a few.

If you have questions about using library resources for conducting your research, a good deal of information can be found HERE.

Here is your prompt:
How, according to Heller, is the concept of mainstream vs. underground relevant in contemporary design? Where do the designs or the designer that you’ll be addressing for your final presentation fit into this dichotomy? What sort of underground designs influenced the work in question? In what ways has the work in question shaped the mainstream? Or how will it do so in the future? Provide full citation information for at least 3-4 sources from the library to support your response.

As per usual, you can type your response into the body of new Post, categorized as a Response. Please just add your cited sources at the bottom of that post.