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Poster - Detroit Focus. Morris Brose: A Sustained Vision
  • Detroit Focus. Morris Brose: A Sustained Vision
    Fella, Ed, born 1938
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Detroit Focus. Morris Brose: A Sustained Vision

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1987 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fella, Ed, born 1938 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Design Museum

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 66, box A

After thirty years of practice as a commercial artist, Ed Fella joined Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan, United States) in 1985 and has since been recognised as a pioneer of post-modern graphic design.The Cranbrook Academy of Art became a centre for the exploration of post-modernist theories in relation to graphic design under the direction of Michael and Katherine McCoy. Students at Cranbrook challenged the modernist approach to graphic design, questioning conventional rules of layout, legibility and the hierarchy of information. This poster mixes different fonts and fragments of images in an iconoclastic composition.

Physical description

Poster printed in black on two sides advertising an artist lecture. The poster uses fragments of screened photographic images and text in a variety of fonts mixed together in an irregular layout.

Place of Origin

United States (designed and printed)


1987 (designed and printed)


Fella, Ed, born 1938 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper


Height: 43 cm, Width: 38 cm

Descriptive line

'Detroit Focus. Morris Brose: A Sustained Vision', exhibition poster, designed by Ed Fella; USA, 1987

Subjects depicted



Prints; Advertising; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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