[Earth's Everlasting Stone]

alvin lustig


Letterpress printed from metal ornaments on wove paper, 1940. 5.75 x 9 inches, 11 x 14 inches (framed).

One of the typographic designs from Alfred Young Fisher's book "The Ghost in the Underblows" published by Ward Ritchie Press in a limited numbered edition of 300 copies. 

Mild age toning to paper, else near fine. Archival framing under UV plexi.

"Lustig was experimenting with non-representational constructions made from slugs of metal typographic material, revealing the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom he studied for three months at Taliesin East. The most interesting of these slug compositions was for Ghost in the Underblows (1940) for Ward Ritchie Press, which echoed Constructivist typecase experiments from the early twenties yet revealed a distinctly native American aesthetic." - Steven Heller

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