Grafica della Strada
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Price
£25.00

Format
Hardcover

Publishing Date
01/09/2014

Pages
264 pages

Height
165mm

Width
229mm

Illustrations
440 colour images

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa

ISBN
9781616892692

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Grafica della Strada

The Signs of Italy


After vino, pasta and cheese, signs are Italy's most iconic product. Italy is the birthplace of the Western alphabet and beautiful signs are everywhere. Spare, ornate or wildly fanciful, they are painted on glass, wood and metal; some are enamel, still others mosaic. From thousands of signs, photographed over two decades, renowned graphic designer Louise Fili curates a captivating collection of her colourful, whimsical, typographically inventive and often breath-taking favourites. Designers and Italophiles alike will be charmed by this visually stunning typographic love letter to Italy.

About the Author(s)
Louise Fili

Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York-based design studio specializing in branding for food packaging and restaurants. Fili was art director of Pantheon Books for eleven years, where she designed close to 2000 book jackets. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and received the medal of lifetime achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.

Fili is the author of Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada, and Graphique de la Rue. She also co-authored and designed Italianissimo and The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence. 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, Deco Type,  Design Connoisseur, Counter Culture, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, Stencil Type, and Slab Serif Type. She has also designed Perfetto, Tutti Frutti, and Brillante pencils.

 

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