We Alvin Lustig’s first-edition book-cover designs, and we’ve just received three new amazing additions to our studio’s gallery collection at Chateau Cramirat, by this legendary designer.
Alvin Lustig was an American designer, strategist, and magician of content and forms, his most iconic works are the bookcovers that he created for New Directions publishing house in the 40s.
He worked with geometric shapes that he took from his typeface, creating a special style of simple shapes, flat colors, and intensely interesting compositions influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom he had trained, and inspired by Constructivism, Cubism, Dada, and Bauhaus.
For him, the image on the front cover must give a sense of where the writer is going, not a summary of their book. We love you Alvin Lustig, wherever you are.