Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Alvin Lustig: Born Modern

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Very few artists can ever be at the forefront of an actual movement in their lifetime; a visual representation of a new cultural aesthetic. Alvin Lustig is one of those select few.

"Alvin Lustig's contributions to the design of books and book jackets, magazines, interiors, and textiles as well as his teachings would have made him a credible candidate for the AIGA Lifetime Achievement award when he was alive. By the time he died at the age of forty in 1955, he had already introduced principles of Modern art to graphic design that have had a long-term influence on contemporary practice. He was in the vanguard of a relatively small group who fervently, indeed religiously, believed in the curative power of good design when applied to all aspects of American life." – Steven Heller

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