Thursday, 28 October 2010

Born Modern

Recent purchase: Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig by Steven Heller and the subject's widow, Elaine Lustig Cohen. I haven't read this yet, but it's well worth buying for the images alone. Lustig's achievements are pretty extraordinary: interior and textile designs as well as the stunning book and magazine covers (check out the Alvin and Elaine Lustig Flickr pool), and all before a tragically early death at the age of forty. See also: Cut and paste heroes: Elaine Lustig Cohen pays homage to graphic design's modernist forbears.

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