"A visual cornucopia of typographic signs photographed in her beloved Italy. a reminder that design skill is not only a function of what we make, but manifests, too, in what we mindfully choose to record." -Design Observer<br \><br \>"Forget the museums-the street signs are beautiful too. In Italy, even storefront lettering and advertisements contain visual gems."-Entertainment Weekly<br \><br \>"I wish everyone could experience the magic of Italy firsthand. In the meantime, Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy offers a marvelous taste of the visuals I've found so captivating. Literally a photo flip-book of signs from across the country -- storefronts, road signs, street art, and more" - --MarthaStewart.com
"Playful and bold, these signs evoke the charm and bustle of Italy's vital urban life." - --Elle Decor
..".a treasure for all-especially those seeking inspiration in typeface and art direction." - -- Cool Hunting
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 writtenThe Civilized Shopper's Guide to Florence and co-authored Italianissimo. With her husband, the design historian Steven Heller, she is co-author ofItalian 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.