Poster, Aggravate, 1986
This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward Fella. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is offset lithograph on tan paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Its dimensions are
61.0 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in. )
It is signed
Signature imprinted in black ink, lower right: Type Poster: Cranbrook Graduate Design Student Project Graphic Design Illustration Seasons Greetings Edward Fella 1986; signature in green ink, lower right: Edward Fella 87
It is inscribed
Imprinted in black across upper half of sheet: a; across center: AGGRAVATE/ ample Notice Is Given As The Precious Becomes Girth; across lower left quadrant: A Robert Thorne, no doubt a portly/ gent, thin limbed and top hatted/ cheeky & dark, born unknown, a/ fondling for sure, finds only a euphony of... [describes how Robert Thorne invented a typeface]... demand for bloat.; across lower quarter of sheet, center: As power/ SHIFTS/ in a great/ hundredfold/ INCREASE/ from sweat to/ steaming;/ throbbing,/ cranking,/ hurling/ & / quivering/ in flux;; across lower right quadrant: into this age for the expansive, that rise of the vast;/ DREAD along with the cheap an the quick./ AND NOW observe the newly corpulent ... [describes changing scale of typefaces]... of mingled garrulity.
Cite this object as
Poster, Aggravate, 1986; Designed by Edward Fella (American, b. 1938); USA; offset lithograph on tan paper; 61.0 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in. ); Gift of Edward Fella; 1995-42-64