Franz Kafka. Amerika. New Directions, 1946

“Each of Lustig’s New Classics jackets is a curious mix of expressionistic and analytical forms which interpret rather than narrate the novels, plays or poetry contained within. For Franz Kafka’s Amerika, he used a roughly rendered five-pointed star divided in half by red stripes, out of which emerge childlike squiggles of smoke that represent the author’s harsh critique of a mythic America.”

 

Steven Heller. “Born modern”. Eye, nº 10, vol. 3, 1993