Graphic Design by Alvin Lustig
Alvin Lustig was an American graphic designer and typeface designer. He studied at Los Angeles City College, Art Center, and independently with Frank Lloyd Wright and Jean Charlot. He began designing for books in 1937. In 1944 he became Director of Visual Research for Look Magazine. He also designed for Fortune, New Directions and Girl Scouts of the United States. He began teaching in 1945.
Lustig developed diabetes as a teenager. He later went blind as a result of diabetes in 1954. He developed Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome, an incurable kidney disease connected to diabetes. Lustig died at the age of 40 of diabetes related complications on December 4, 1955.
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