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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.

This object was donated by Edward Fella and catalogued by Molly Seiler. It is credited Gift of Edward Fella.

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

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