Tennessee Williams. The rose tattoo. New Directions, 1951

(Modern Reader Series)

“In a self-conscious distillation of his repertoire of design elements, Lustig began to incorporate type as a concrete design element in and of itself, shunning the suggestive imagery of the New Classics series or the evocative photographs of the Modern Reader Series.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger. Purity of aim: the book jacket designs of Alvin Lustig. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 (p. 66)