Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined

by Aaris Sherin

Elaine Lustig Cohen is widely recognized for the client-based design work she produced in the 1950s and 1960s. 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.


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Aaris Sherin is an educator, writer, and designer. She is an associate professor of graphic design at St. John’s University in Queens, New York where she teaches classes on typography, sustainable design, packaging and advanced projects. Sherin is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management (Fairchild Books 2013), Design Elements: Using Images to Create Graphic Impact (Rockport, 2008), Design Elements: Color Fundamentals (Rockport, 2011) and SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients (Rockport, 2008)

Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined by Aaris Sherin
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-05-7
Softcover, 66 pages, 7.5 x 7.5 in.
RIT Press, 2014

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