alvin lustig

Elaine Lustig Cohen in Conversation

Perhaps you’ve seen the exhibit on display at the AIGA National headquarters. Now hear Elaine Lustig Cohen talk about life with Alvin Lustig and her own art and design career, in a conversation with me this Thursday: THE LUSTIGS: A CONVERSATION WITH ELAINE LUSTIG COHEN & STEVEN HELLER An AIGA/NY event / Thursday, January...

The Lustigs on Fifth Avenue

The exceptional Lustigs exhibition that originated at the College of Visual Arts Gallery in Saint Paul, Minnesota, “The Lustigs: A Cover Story,” is now at the AIGA National Headquarters in New York City (at 164 Fifth Avenue). The 500 covers—paperback and hardcover books, magazines, and catalogs—by Alvin Lustig, who died in 1955, and Elaine...

An L.A. View of Meggs's N.Y. School of Design

Everyone will approach the fifth edition of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design through their own personal filters. Steve Heller’s already done his overview of the print and digital versions. Paul Shaw may pick up his Blue Pencil to correct factual and editorial errors. Marxist and feminist critics might deal with the two Martha Stewart...

The Lustigs' First Graphic Design Show (Together)

As previously noted on Imprint, the exhibition The Lustigs: A Cover Story opens tonight at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show includes 500 pieces—95 percent of them from the collection of the CVA faculty member Michael Skjei. It is the most extensive exhibit of Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen’s book and...

Dual Vision: The Book Covers of Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen

Bibliophiles beware: an upcoming exhibition of the work of Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen will likely frustrate you. It is sure to trigger pangs of belletristic acquisitiveness and perhaps even launch you on a new book-buying addiction—yet even the most dedicated collector will find it difficult to match the quality of the books...

3:01 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 1

Forget the Rose Parade; the real reason to be in L.A. right now is Pacific Standard Time… the arts program, not just the zone. A six-month “happening” that kicked off in October, PST is the largest collaborative art project ever undertaken in Southern California. Over 60 museums, galleries, and other institutions allow us to...

A Saul Bass Book… Finally!

  You’ve read Steve Heller’s effusive review of Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design in the N.Y. Times this past Sunday; it’s the one that concludes, “… an essential portrait of a designer who successfully balanced art and commerce, and who remains an influence on contemporary graphic and motion design.” Well, Pat...