A book jacket designed by Alvin Lustig, who, says design writer Steven Heller “by the time he died at the age of forty in 1955, [had] already introduced principles of Modern art to graphic design that have had a long-term influence on contemporary practice.”
When I decided to switch careers from journalism to graphic design, I took a Level I course from Phil Meggs. He told me some of my designs looked like Alvin Lustig. At the time, I had no idea who that was, or what a compliment I had been given.
You can see more of Lustig’s jackets at Nina Tara’s blog.