Herbert Read. The philosophy of modern art. Meridian Books, 1955

“The stenciled type on Lustig’s cover for Herbert Read’s Philosophy of Modern Art, with its rhythm of alternating yellow and white components, gave a sense of aestheticized utility. Reflecting Read’s theories, and his own, Lustig’s stenciled type, combined with the cover, evoked a role art that could be at once refined, accessible, and serve society.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger. Purity of aim: the book jacket designs of Alvin Lustig. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 (p. 67)