WINSTON, Sam. ~ A Dictionary of Modern English Usage...The New Yorker Magazine Letterpress Print.
No. 73 of 130 letterpress prints on archival fine art paper. This print was produced for The New Yorker magazine. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
Sam Winston playfully pushes around the structure of words, as he had in his 2005 Dictionary Story, questioning our understanding of words as carriers of messages and as information itself. Here he literally breaks down and pushes around a description of Henry Fowler’s 1926 Dictionary of Modern Usage which became the standard style guide to British English usage.