D. H. Lawrence. The man who died. New Directions, 1947

“In Lustig’s designs, one can find compositions echoing the biomorphic shapes of Calder, Miró and Gorky, the glyph-like forms of Klee, the early work of Gottlieb and Pollock, and the fields of abstract color of Still and Rothko (…) As easy as it is to find stylistic similarities between his designs and movements in modern art, Lustig’s engagement with modern art was not simply an integration of art styles into design, but rather it was the integration of the creative process of art into design.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger. Purity of aim: the book jacket designs of Alvin Lustig. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 (p. 39)