book cover design

The Meeting of Modern Minds


In Alvin Lustig’s cover design for Ezra Pound’s Selected Poems, one shape moves by the other, led by its emanation. Rising to the surface, from field to foreground, negative space turns positive. Infinite mutations form a continuum that is hard-edged yet sensuous.
Alvin Lustig, Ezra Pound, New Directions, poetry, book cover design, Black Mountain College, modernism

Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection


This exhibition focuses on the intersection of art and mass media in the first part of the 20th century. A selection of 200 works selected the private Merrill C. Berman collection explores themes such as the avant-garde's impact on design and the the designer's changing role in relation to commerce, communication, and politics. The exhibition features magazine covers, book jackets, advertisements, graphic ephemera, and other objects by Man Ray, A. M. Cassandre, Leo Marfurt, Alexander Rodchenko, Kurt Schwitters. Theo van Doesburg, Vladimir and Georgii Steinberg, and Lester Beall.
graphic design, book cover design, ephemera, 20th century, exhibitions, Merrill C. Berman