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Designer: Alvin Lustig

Essays on Freedom and Power
by Lord Acton.
Meridian Books, 1955
4.25" x 7"
350 pages

An excellent Alvin Lustig paperback book cover design, signed in the lower right. Lustig's covers for Meridian are typified by strong use of typography and a simple color palette. An early printing, possibly the first. Some minor shelf and edge wear to the cover, with some fading and damage the top edge of the spine. Very clean interior.

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 cover design, 1955. "Essays on Freedom and Power" by Lord Acton.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: graphic design, paper, ink, offset printing
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 90 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people