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Alvin Lustig
December 20, 2005 5:21 AM   Subscribe

The Alvin Lustig Archive - "Alvin Lustig's contributions to the design of books and book jackets, magazines, interiors, and textiles as well as his teachings would have made him a credible candidate for the AIGA Lifetime Achievement award when he was alive...Lustig created monuments of ingenuity and objects of aesthetic pleasure." The archive collects over 400 examples of his book, architectural, and ad-design work (see also AIGA's list of Lustig's Top-10 designs). Via HOW magazine...
posted by tpl1212 (5 comments total)

 
Those covers in the Top Ten list are fabulous. He got to do great books! I love the M. Teste cover, and the Svevo cover is exceptional. I think my favorite is the Amerika cover, it does such a good job of capturing the hopeful and completely off-kilter tone of the novel.
posted by OmieWise at 6:26 AM on December 20, 2005


Thanks for the link. I started collecting his book covers years ago and this is a nice resource. Don't miss the fabric designs under architecture & interiors.

By 39 he was blind from diabetes and died at age 40.
posted by mania at 7:01 AM on December 20, 2005


Excellent post thanks tpl1212. I love Lustig's versatility between design areas.
His work is very reminiscent of the Russian avant-garde movement.
Wonderful stuff, cheers.
posted by peacay at 7:04 AM on December 20, 2005


err..that Russian comment is more to do with the typographic gallery than some of his other work.
posted by peacay at 7:09 AM on December 20, 2005


terrific stuff!
posted by jann at 12:11 PM on December 20, 2005


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