Elaine Lustig Cohen, Modern Graphic Designer

On View: 
Tuesday, February 7, 1995 to Thursday, March 23, 1995

Elaine Lustig Cohen was one of the few high-profile female graphic designers of the 1950s and 1960s. She successfully integrated European modernism into American printed media, using geometric symbols and abstract structural elements from modern painting, architecture, and typography. Cohen did work for Meridian Books General Motors, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art. She also worked with architects, including Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, and Eero Saarinen, to design interiors, signage, and printed materials.

Organized by Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design.