Ed Fella

Ed Fella has paid his dues to the design profession. He spent 30 years as a commercial artist in Detroit. During that time he experimented with typography and gave lectures to students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. The interaction with students inspired him to attend the Academy as a graduate student himself and earn his masters degree. In 1987 he began teaching design at the California Institute of the Arts, where he still teaches today.

His spare time has been devoted to his own personal experimentation, which, for the most part, he self-publishes. His has been awarded an honorary doctorate from CCS in Detroit, the AIGA medal and has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His style of personal, whimsical and extremely detailed typography has influenced the development of much of modern typography.

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