Grafica della Strada

The Signs of Italy
Author(s): Louise Fili
Original Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014
Product Number: EB00626998
Released: Nov 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616893576
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For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Classical, eclectic, or Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon; painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled- the creative possibilities are endless. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere.

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Author(s): Louise Fili
Product Number EB00460110
Released: Sep 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616893637

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