May 27, 2016
This year we were able to see the great little show, Vitality of New Forms: Designs by Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen, at LACMA in Los Angeles. As LACMA says, "Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen are towering figures in American graphic design. Lustig, a beloved teacher and influential critic as well as a polymath designer, advocated an ambitious mission for the discipline, insisting that a true designer could guide public taste toward “the proper expression of the society he lives in.” As head of her own office, Cohen maintained an independence that was rare for women at mid-century. In 1973 she co-founded Ex Libris, a rare book and ephemera shop that played an essential role in the development of design history."
Thanks to an email announcement on PRINT's email list, we just aquired these lovely, limited edition, Alvin Lustig inspired prints.
The Beauty of Letterpress has released the Lustig Elements Collection, a limited-edition of letterpress prints designed by Craig Welsh, printed by Fabrik and supporting the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Wisconsin.
Get your limited edition prints before they are gone!