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AIGA EXHIBITION The Lustigs: A cover story
December 10–15 2013
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December 10–15 2013

AIGA EXHIBITION The Lustigs: A cover story

December 10–15 2013

AIGA EXHIBITION The Lustigs: A cover story

Lustig-exhibition

The AIGA National Design Center gallery is closed today February 8, 2013 due to the storm

Alvin Lustig and Elaine Lustig Cohen created a distinctive body of design work that melded the ideas of European modernism with a uniquely American approach to graphic design. In partnership with the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, AIGA presents “The Lustigs: A Cover Story”—an exhibition which includes more than 500 book, magazine and catalog covers designed and illustrated by Alvin and Elaine between 1933 and 1961.

The two worked together after their marriage in 1948, and Elaine assumed ownership of Alvin’s design practice after he passed away, emerging “among her male counterparts as an exemplar of contemporary graphic design and typography.” Alvin Lustig was posthumously honored with the prestigious AIGA Medal in 1993, and Elaine Lustig Cohen was honored with the AIGA Medal in 2011. Although each has been recognized with individual exhibitions, this retrospective is the first in which their work has been shown together.

Gallery hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.
Please note: The AIGA National Design Center gallery is closed today February 8, 2013 due to the storm

Gallery location:
AIGA National Design Center Gallery [map]
164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
New York, NY 10010
212 807 1990

Exhibition design and identity design: College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

AIGA National Design Center Gallery 164 Fifth Avenue (21st & 22nd St)


New York, NY 10010

AIGA National Design Center Gallery 164 Fifth Avenue (21st & 22nd St)


New York, NY 10010