Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)
In 1955, Tennessee Williams’s now-immortal play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The cover design is by the incomparable Alvin Lustig—New Directions’s house designer/art director for several years. I could write a nice, long essay here on how great Lustig’s work was, but Steven Heller penned an impressive monograph on his life and work last year, Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig (Chronicle, 2010) that is well worth seeking out if you haven’t already, not to mention the exceptional website devoted to his career: http://www.alvinlustig.com/
Full disclosure, my copy of this is still in a box somewhere in my attic—but it looks just like this!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
New Directions, 1955
Design: Alvin Lustig