“I’ve lived at least three lives – all of which made me who I am today. In that sense, I have always been someone that people cannot easily categorize.” – Elaine Lustig Cohen, 2013

Artist Statement
by Elaine Lustig Cohen

My life as an artist has been shaped by two passions: for graphic design created in the public sphere on the one hand, and by the exploration of a related private vision in painting, on the other. 

New publication in the RIT Press Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series. 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.

Highlights of Elaine’s career from 1944 to the present, arranged by year.

Publications and articles on Elaine’s art and design work from 1955 to the present.

Includes the 2011 AIGA Medalist Video, A Conversation with Elaine Lustig Cohen and Steven Heller, and Sonia Delauney – A Conversation Among Friends.