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Louise Fili in Conversation with Debbie Millman
Sept. 17, 6-8pm
New York Public Library, South Court Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Louise Fili will present on her favorite Italian signs, the inspiration for her own design style. Afterward, she will be interviewed by Design Matters’ Debbie Millman, take questions from the audience, and autograph copies of Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy

Louise Fili exhibiton at the ADC

Elegantissima: The Exhibit opened this Wednesday, September 10th at the Art Directors Club. The show was designed by Kevin O’Callaghan and displays four decades of Louise Fili’s work, all set within beautifully crafted and themed room environments. 

Be sure to see the exhibit before it ends on September 19th (the ADC is located at 106 West 29th Street, NYC) and discover more of Louise’s fine work in Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili (2012). 

From Grafica Della Strada by graphic designer Louise Fili.

Available September 2014.

Reserve your copy here!

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Behind the Glass

Alaska 
Purple Ravin Inc

Arizona
Intergalactic Inc

California - North
Books Inc, NBC Stationery & Gift, Nest, The Gardener, Last Gasp of San Fran, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Gallery Bookstop, Point Reyes Books, Haight Booksmith, Keplers 2020 FPC, Builders Booksource, Xapno, Bay Co Books Inc, Crocker Art Museum, Just for Fun, Thidwick Books, Lola of North Beach, Leigh’s Favorite Books, Gigi & Rose, Sallie Mac, Linden Tree, Heartfelt, Coastside Books, GG’s Simple Luxuries, Palace Art and Office, University Art Center, Russian Hill Books, Northtown Books, Face in a Book

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LA County Museum of Art, Urbanic, Associated Students/UCLA, Diesel Bookstore, Marz Gallery & Gifts, Upstairs/Pierre La Fond, Seed Peoples Market, New Stone Age, Firefly Inc, Soho, Seaside Papery, Eikon Home, Skylight Books, Yolk, Lundeen’s, Trinkets & Treasures, Kinokuniya Book Stores, Chaucer’s Bookstore, The Quill, Oh Hello Friend, Marie et Cie Inc, 

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The Tattered Cover, Comfortable Home, Poor Richard’s Bookstore

Connecticut
U Conn Co-op, Breakwater Books, Bank Square Books

Florida
Besame Mucho, Boxelder, Morse Museum of American Art, Macintosh Books & Paper, Classic Bookshop

Georgia
Books @ Manic, Richards Variety Store, Roost Gifts & Decor, Merci Beaucoup Boutique

Illinois
Dick Blick Company, Book Table, Seminary Coop Bookstore, Lake Forest Book Store, Town House Books, Komoda Inc, Art Coop

Indiana
IMA Retail Services, Vons Book Shop

Iowa 
Prairie Lights Books

Kansas
Watermark Books

Kentucky
Carmichaels Bookstore, Morris Book Shop

Louisiana
Red Arrow Workshop

Maine
Portland Museum of Art, Black Parrot

Maryland 
Baltimore Museum of Art, Atomic Books

Massachusetts
Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Bookstore, ICA Store, Museum of Fine Arts, Odyssey Bookshop, New England Mobile, Porter Square Books, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Wellesley Books, Cantabrigia Remex Inc, Trident Bookstore, On Center, Book Ends

Michigan
Found, Papyrus, Middle Earth, paper and i 

Minnesota
Corazon Inc, The Bibelot Shops Inc,

Mississippi
Mississippi Museum

Montana
Red Rooster Trading, Country Bookshelf

Nevada
Nevada Museum of Art

New Hampshire
Innisfree Bookshop

New Jersey
Watchung Booksellers, Lakes Office Supply

New York
Area Kids, Word, Posman Books at Grand, Book Culture, Oblong Books & Music, DIA Center for the Arts, A I Friedman, The Library Shop, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Armosphere, Paper Trail, Bookcourt, Bank Street Book Store, Stewart / Stand Design, Parrish Art Museum, Ink Pad, Powerhouse Arena, O.D. Bookstore

North Carolina
Parker and Otis, University of North Carolina, Moon and Lola, LAKB Design 

Ohio
Fireside Book Shop, Nonnie Waller’s

Oregon 
Portland Art Museum, Pomegranate Home/Garden, Oblation Papers & Press, Susan C Mautz Co

Pennsylvania
Details, Otto Book Store

Rhode Island
Brown University Bookstore, New Port Historical Society

Tennessee
Reading Rock Books

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Mercury Design Studio, Brazos Bookstore Inc, Blanton Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Hendley Market, Pattywhacks, Paper Place

Utah
Tabula Rasa, Children’s Hour

Vermont
Northshire Bookstore, Northshire Saratoga LLC, Norwich Bookstore, Red Tail Books Inc

Virginia
Mongrel, Picket Fence

Washington
Three Birds, Third Place Company, Annie’s Arts & Frame, Lucca, Bellevue Art Museum, Avenue Arts, Metropolitan Market #156, Queen Anne Book Company, Abracadabra, Island Books Etc

Washington, DC
National Building, Politics & Prose Bookstore

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical, Artist & Display, Books & Company

Singapore
Post Poetics

South Africa
Real Books

Online
Princeton Architectural PressAmazonBN.com, Powells

explore-blog says:

Heart, be still! Legendary graphic designer Louise Fili (yes, her) partnered with Princeton Architectural Press on this gorgeous new set of Perfetto Pencils inspired by 1930s Italian pencil boxes… A design dream come true.

We agree. Very proud of our new collaboration with Ms. Fili.

explore-blog says:

Heart, be still! Legendary graphic designer Louise Fili (yes, her) partnered with Princeton Architectural Press on this gorgeous new set of Perfetto Pencils inspired by 1930s Italian pencil boxes… A design dream come true.

We agree. Very proud of our new collaboration with Ms. Fili.

Next Thursday, November 21, consider playing hooky from work or school and hop on the LIRR to see Louise Fili discuss her work at Farmingdale State College.

Louise’s work will be on display at the Memorial Gallery in Hale Hall until December 20th.

Admission is free!

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From Shadow Type, more here.

Full of advertisements, shop signs, billboards, posters, and type-specimen books featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States.

From Shadow Type, more here.

Lots more dimensional lettering and type in Shadow Type.

Lots more dimensional lettering and type in Shadow Type.

Feast your eyes on Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.

Feast your eyes on Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.
Full of advertisements, shop signs, billboards, posters, and type-specimen books featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.

Full of advertisements, shop signs, billboards, posters, and type-specimen books featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States.

From Shadow Type. More here.

From Shadow Type. More here.

From the book Shadow Type, more here.

From the book Shadow Type, more here.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.
Full of advertisements, shop signs, billboards, posters, and type-specimen books featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States.

From Shadow Type, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. More here.

Full of advertisements, shop signs, billboards, posters, and type-specimen books featuring the most popular, rare, and (nearly) forgotten dimensional letters from Europe and the United States.

Drop everything and get this book - Shadow Type is out now!