New entry Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig by Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger fires straight into the number 1 position this week. This chapbook is a colourful representation of Alvin Lustig’s book cover designs that were created primarily for New Directions Books and Noonday Press, among others. Lustig used the book cover as a vehicle of his bold graphic experimentation that was enhanced by a lifelong collaboration with James Laughlin, founder and publisher of New Directions Books.
Professor Ned Drew teaches various graphic design courses and the history of graphic design at Rutgers University-Newark. Drew is also a founding partner and creative director of the multi-disciplinary design firm, BRED based in New York City (www.brednation.com).
Associate Professor Paul Sternberger received his Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University and joined the faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Rutgers-Newark in 1997.
Sampson Low are still top of the publisher’s chart with 4 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde is the leading author with publications at No.5 & No.9.
1 (-) Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig – Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger (Boydell and Brewer, 27 Oct. 2016)
2 (1) Perfectly Formed – Stuart Buck (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 15 Jun. 2016)
3 (3) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)
4 (4) The Scotch Egg Diet – David Bushell (Sampson Low Ltd, 26 Feb 2015)
5 (5) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)
6 (6) Murmurations – Stella Tripp (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Dec 2015)
7 (7) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)
8 (-) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)
9 (8) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)
10 (9) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)