Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Contribution by Louise Fili
Foreword by Steven Heller

Princeton Architectural Press | August 22, 2012 | Hardcover

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Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. In 1989 Fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched out into the fields of restaurant and food packaging design. Her lavish and elegant typography, often hand drawn, helps advertise and market such well-known brands as Sarabeth''s, Bella Cucina, Jean-Georges, and Good Housekeeping, among many others. Known for her intense attention to detail, her fresh reinterpretation of vintage sources, and her passion for all things Italian, Fili has won numerous awards. Elegantissima , the first monograph on her work, covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career and is a must-have for graphic design students and professionals, as well as anyone interested in advertising, food, restaurants, Italy, and books.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.08 × 8.99 × 1.09 in

Published: August 22, 2012

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616890975

ISBN - 13: 9781616890971

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Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Contribution by Louise Fili
Foreword by Steven Heller

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.08 × 8.99 × 1.09 in

Published: August 22, 2012

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616890975

ISBN - 13: 9781616890971

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Louise Fili has been an inspiration for designers around the world since the 1980s, when she raised the bar on book cover design, creating close to two thousand jackets as art director for Pantheon Books. In 1989 Fili founded her own graphic design studio, Louise Fili Ltd, and branched out into the fields of restaurant and food packaging design. Her lavish and elegant typography, often hand drawn, helps advertise and market such well-known brands as Sarabeth''s, Bella Cucina, Jean-Georges, and Good Housekeeping, among many others. Known for her intense attention to detail, her fresh reinterpretation of vintage sources, and her passion for all things Italian, Fili has won numerous awards. Elegantissima , the first monograph on her work, covers the breadth of her nearly forty-year design career and is a must-have for graphic design students and professionals, as well as anyone interested in advertising, food, restaurants, Italy, and books.

About the Author

Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York-based design studio specializing in logo, package, restaurant, and book design. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2000 book jackets. Fili has taught and lectured on graphic design and typography, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and received the medal of lifetime achievement from the AIGA. Fili is the author of Elegantissima , published by Princeton Architectural Press. She has also written The Civilized Shopper''s Guide to Florence and co-authored Italianissimo . With her husband, the design historian Steven Heller, she is co-author of Italian Art Deco , British Modern , Dutch Moderne , Streamline , French Modern , Deco España , German Modern , Design Connoisseur , Counter Culture , Typology , Stylepedia , Euro Deco , Scripts , and Shadow Type .