Alvin Lustig

Recent articles about Alvin Lustig

California is a state of mind

Issue 90, Summer 2015


Rendered, on the cover of Metropolis’s American edition, in iridescent foil and set against a…

Out of hand

Issue 80, Summer 2011


Handwriting is a touchstone in the history of graphic design, where lettering meets the messy reality of the human body

Born modern

Issue 10, Autumn 1993


Painting is dead, long live the dustjacket. Alvin Lustig brought modern art into American bookshops

Naked words

Issue 82, Winter 2011


Type-only book covers – whether deliberately austere, functional … or shouting loud from the shelves – have always had a place in publication design.

Recent blog posts about Alvin Lustig

Type Tuesday: Presstival

24 July 2012
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Typography

Preview of a late summer festival for British print and type enthusiasts
We like the sound of ‘Presstival’, otherwise known as the annual open day of the…

Founding father of infodesign

28 July 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Reviews

How Will Burtin used design for science in exhibitions and magazines
Above: the walk-in Cell exhibition, a million times larger than life, designed by Will Burtin…