by Samuel Butler.
Dolphin Books, c.1960
4.25" x 7.25"
Part of a large series of book covers Giusti designed for Dolphin, each using a similar layout with a "U" shaped graphic device in the background with an overprinted sketch illustrating a theme from the book. Together in sequence these titles make a particularly stunning display of Giusti's graphic prowess. Minor shelf wear. Very small crease in upper right corner. Small note in blue ink on the title page, otherwise clean interior.
About George Giusti:
Italian educated designer George Giusti (1908-1990) emigrated from his home in Milan to the United States in 1939. Upon his arrival, he began a collaboration with Herbert Matter on the Swiss Pavilion for the 1939 New York World's Fair. For over 40 years, Giusti designed for Time, Fortune, and Holiday magazines, as well as scores of packaging, recording, and other publication firms. Giusti always intended to bridge the gap between design and art in his work, as is evident in his abstract and futuristic approach to visual communication. Giusti has been awarded numerous commendations and citations for his work, including his selection as the 1958 Art Director of the Year by the prestigious Art Directors Club in New York.