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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. 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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