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Domestic Science: Idioms
Nance O’Banion
Berkeley: Flying Fish Press, 1990
N7433.4 O33 D66 1990

Double-sided accordion-folded to be read in two directions and from both sides. Illustrated with linoleum block prints cut by author. Concertina binding. Printed on Fabriano Rosapina paper. Housed in checkered box by Sandy Tilcock. Edition of 150 copies, 15 copies deluxe edition.

Correspondence Course
Nance O’Bannion
Berkeley, CA: Flying Fish Press, 1993
N7433.4 O33 C67 1993

Nance O’Bannion’s text juxtaposes familiar sayings in unfamiliar groupings playing off similar words. For instance, “Be a fly on the wall” is followed by “wallflower” and “Catch it on the fly” is followed by “Open fly.” The text is juxtaposed against colorful images of ordinary items, made extraordinary by the groupings. Organized as an instructional notebook divided by tabs for a course in life. Papers are Canson Vidalon, Coventry Rag and Elephant Hide. Text letterpress printed with Gill Sans, Condensed, and Kaufmann by Julie Chen. Card images screen printed by Thomas Wojak at the W.O.R.K.S. Designed and assembled with the assistance of the staff of Flying Fish Press. Bound in purple cloth over boards, exposed blue threads sewn on reddish-gold cloth spine. Housed in slipcase of mustard-colored paper over boards. Edition of one hundred copies.