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Carl Rakosi. Selected poems. New Directions, 1941

“A transitional figure, Lustig’s career alternated between California and New York. For an emerging designer such as Lustig, the architect Frank lloyd Wright was an important influence. Although Lustig eventually studied briefly with Frank Lloyd Wright, he was largely self-taught. His graphic design in the late 1930s, created with the forms from the printer’s type case, reflected the impact of Wright’s style.”

 

Roger Remington, Lisa Bodenstedt. American modernism: graphic design, 1920 to 1960. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003 (p. 112)