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Constructivism & Futurism. New York: Ex Libris, 1977

After completing Alvin’s unfinished projects posthumously, Elaine started a partnership with another former Lustig studio member Jack Reich. She formed the duo partly out of fear that a lone female designer lacked credibility, rather than a lack of confidence in her own talents, but the pair parted after a year. Lustig Cohen worked from her home studio independently and very successfully for the rest of her career, for many clients, including the architects Philip Johnson and Eero Saarinen, the Jewish Museum, and Meridian Books, whose founder Arthur Cohen became her second husband. Her influence also expanded through Ex Libris, an antiquarian shop established with Cohen which sold rare and avant-garde 20th Century Art and Architecture books and periodicals, increasing exposure of European Modernism in America. Designing the catalogues for Ex Libris (...) was one of Lustig Cohen’s final series of graphic design projects after she focused more on art in the late sixties.

Theo Inglis. Celebrating Elaine Lustig Cohen, the Creative Polymath With an Unusual Path to Fame. New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 2017.

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