Flipping through the excellent By its Cover1 I noticed a familar cover design, credited to Alvin Lustig for the New Directions edition of Kafka's Amerika. However I had never seen this book—instead, I own the Picador paperback of the Bret Easton Ellis collection The Informers (I would swap). A nice design quotation, probably lost on everyone besides book design aficionados and those—like me—who happen to stumble upon it2.
I am not the first to notice. See http://www.totalcardboard.com/book_cover_gallery.htm.↩