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Alvin Lustig’s work as a book, graphic, and typeface designer has been influential long after his death in 1955. His book cover for New Directions Publishing over a ten-year relationship included designs for James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and several Tennessee Williams plays including ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’ Having been diagnosed with diabetes in his teens, by 1954 he was virtually blind and died at the age of only 40. Lustig said:
I make solutions that nobody wants to problems that don’t exist.—Alvin Lustig
Lustig maintained a professional relationship with New Directions Publishing for almost a decade, producing some of his most iconic and innovative work. As well as his contributions to graphic design, Lustig was an accomplished interior and architectural designer.