William Faulkner. Light in August. New Directions, 1946

(Modern Reader Series)

“An opportunity for Lustig to expand beyond his experimentation with the abstracted symbols of the New Classics series came with the inauguration of New Directions’ Modern Reader Series (…) In his covers for the Modern Reader Series, Lustig wanted to create a new graphic vocabulary that would set it apart (…) For the Modern Reader Series, Lustig chose an approach that integrated type, geometric forms and photographic elements.”

 

Ned Drew, Paul Sternberger. Purity of aim: the book jacket designs of Alvin Lustig. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010 (p. 50-52)