Studio Visit: Louise Fili

Nov 09 2017

Poster by Mia Rexach

Today is the annual trip to long time MFAD faculty member Louise Fili‘s studio, just around the corner.

Louise Fili Ltd is a graphic design studio specializing in brand development for food packaging, restaurants and all things Italian. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. She is co-author, with Steven Heller, of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco España, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, and Stencil Type. Fili has also written Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada, Graphique de la Rue, The Cognoscenti’s Guide to Florence, and Italianissimo. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, she has received the medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. He most recent book is Gràfica de les Rambles chronicles the stunning Modernista and deco facades of Barcelona.