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Announcement, The Mike (Miche Phinck) Fink Guide to Snags and Sawyers in all Typographic Rivers on Most Western Pages, 1993

This is a Announcement. It was designed by Edward Fella. It is dated 1993 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

43.2 x 27.9 cm (17 x 11 in. )

It is signed

Signature imprinted in black ink, recto, across upper right edge, running upward, sideways: Typeface: "Out West on a 15 Degree Ellipse," and design by that flexvous fellow: Edward Fella

It is inscribed

Recto: Imprinted in black across upper half of sheet: THE/ MIKE( MICHE PHINCK) FINK/ GUIDE TO SNAGS AND SAWYERS/ IN ALL TYPOGRAPHIC RIVERS/ ON MOST/ WESTERN PAGES; across upper right edge, sideways: the wrong mike fink,/ (d.-1823)/ the fronteir demon/ the dread shot/ the tall tale braggart/ the half horse, half alligator/ the keelboater king; across lower third of sheet: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE/ ARTS,/ (805) 255-1050, SCHOOL OF ART/ GRAPHIC/ DESIGN/ PROGRAM/ 24700 MCBEAN PARKWAY/ VALENCIA/ CA 91355/ 'Oh,' Verso: Imprinted in black across upper two thirds of sheet: "He looked down/ at it slantendicular/ 'So,' says he, 'This is a;;/ brimstone but the concept/ and/ that is aquafortis?'/ 'It's a ripstaver,'/ says I,/ 'if it ain't, I/ wish it may be teotaciously exfluncated!'/ He riz up and put it/ to/ me mighty droll;/ 'Feller,'/ says he,/ 'you have spilled the form.'"; across lower half of sheet to lower edge, center, running downward, sideways: CAL ARTS/ GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM/ SPRING 1993/ LECTURE/ SERIES/ PRESENTS:/ A SLIDE/ LECTURE/ THURSDAY AT 10:30 AM/ ON MARCH 18th/ IN THE BIJOU THEATER/ BY VISITING/ GRAPHIC DESIGNER; across lower edge, center: MIKE FINK

Cite this object as

Announcement, The Mike (Miche Phinck) Fink Guide to Snags and Sawyers in all Typographic Rivers on Most Western Pages, 1993; Designed by Edward Fella (American, b. 1938); USA; offset lithograph on tan paper; 43.2 x 27.9 cm (17 x 11 in. ); Gift of Edward Fella; 1995-42-7

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