Alvin Lustig, Modern American Design Pioneer

Los Angeles-based designer Alvin Lustig (1915-1955) worked with New Directions Press in the 1940s, creating their revered book jackets (see link below). His office also designed furniture, textiles and architecture, pioneering a particular modern aesthetic now considered classic midcentury.

The first monograph on Lustig, by Steven Heller and Elaine Lustig Cohen, has just been published by Chronicle books.

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Lyra on October 21, 2010