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Designer: Alvin Lustig

The Wanderer
by Henri Alain-Fournier.
New Directions, 1946
New Classics #16 (NC16)
5" x 7.5"

An important dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig as part of his seminal New Classics series for New Directions. Unclipped with the original price listed at $1.50. Some shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket, with an approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch loss to the center of the front. Tight binding with an exceptionally clean interior. The jacket is protected by a Brodart dust jacket wrap.

About Alvin Lustig:
Alvin Lustig (1915-1955) was a design generalist who believed in the "power of design when applied to all aspects of life." His work spans the genres of industrial, graphic, and interiors design, but he is perhaps most well known for his book jacket. When he began designing in the 1940's, his work was considered radical, although it was not the type of radicalism that critics feared. His precision and attention to detail alongside a strong penchant for problem solving led Lustig to a legacy that todays graphic designers are much beholden to. His starkly surreal style was reliant on hand cut paper shapes and sparse photographic fragments laid out with a strong sense of the grid.

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Alvin Lustig book jacket design, 1946. "The Wanderer" by Henri Alain-Fournier [New Directions, New Classics] NC16


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: graphic design, paper, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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