Elaine Lustig Cohen made her living as a freelance designer in the 1950s and 1960s - during a time when few women worked in the field. She is widely recognized for the client-based design work she produced during this period. Influenced at an early age in Modernism, she was later rewarded with accolades for her work as a fine artist in painting and collage.Aaris Sherin focuses on Cohen as a multi-faceted designer, paying particular attention to the book covers she designed for Meridian Books and New Directions. The author provides a critical overview of Cohen's career based on interview sessions with the artist along with full color examples of her work.
This is the fifth book in the Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series.
Aaris Sherin is an associate professor of graphic design at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Sherin is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management (Fairchild Books 2013) and other titles.