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Alvin Lustig book cover via Burning Settlers Cabin

A Season in Hell a black-and-red assemblage of stark and wobbly forms characteristic of Alvin Lustig’s highly abstract visual vocabulary, is a graphic equivalent of the tormented prose of poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust    Alvin Lustig for New Directions: New Classics, 1945

Alvin Lustig

Book jacket design for the Evelyn Waugh novel "A Handful of Dust" - 1945 - artist Alvin Lustig.

Book Cover for "Three Tales" by Gustave Flaubert, designed by Alvin Lustig, New Directions Books, 1947 (Cooper-Hewitt collection)

Book Cover, Bookjacket by Alvin Lustig for "Three Tales" by Flaubert, New Directions Books, 1947