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Lusting after Lustig

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at the Houghton Library, Harvard University (stay tuned for the audio). We talked primarily about James Laughlin and, from the perspective of a collector, the history of the New Directions publishing house. One wonderful suggestion Leslie had was to acquire editions sporting dust jackets designed by Alvin Lustig.

Images from here.

Lusting for more? Check out: , a site developed and designed by Kind Company with the assistance of Lustig’s wife Elaine Lustig Cohen who "managed Lustig’s studio in California and New York, serving as secretary, production assistant and draftsperson. After Lustig’s death in 1955, Elaine closed his studio and established her own design practice and became one of the few successful women in graphic design."


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