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alvin lustig book covers

Alvin Lustig is one of our all-time favorite designers. His sense of color and ability to seamlessly weave simple and beautiful illustrations into his work is just amazing. These book covers done in the 40s and 50s, are every bit as fresh today as they were then. These a just a sampling of our favorites. More on the brilliant designer here. –Jeff

Three Lives , Gertrude Stein, 1945

Three Lives, Gertrude Stein, 1945

A Streetcar Named Desire , Tennessee Williams, 1947

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, 1947

Amerika , Franz Kafka, 1946

Amerika, Franz Kafka, 1946

The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1945

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1945

A Room With a View , E M Forester, 1943

A Room With a View, E M Forester, 1943

Exiles , James Joyce, 1946

Exiles, James Joyce, 1946

A Season in Hell , Arthur Rimbaud, 1945

A Season in Hell, Arthur Rimbaud, 1945

The Princess of Cleves , Madame De Lafayette, 1951

The Princess of Cleves, Madame De Lafayette, 1951

The Man Who Died , D. H. Lawrence, 1947

The Man Who Died, D. H. Lawrence, 1947

ABC of Reading , Ezra Pound, 1949

ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound, 1949

Nightwood , Djuna Barnes, 1945

Nightwood, Djuna Barnes, 1945

Selected Poems , Ezra Pound, 1949

Selected Poems, Ezra Pound, 1949