Author(s): Louise Fili
12 double-sided pencils, 6 metallic colours: silver/purple; copper/blue; gold/green
Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York-based design studio specialising 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 Bibliotheque Nationale. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and received a medal of lifetime achievement from the AIGA. Fili is the author of Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada and Graphique de la Rue, published by Princeton Architectural Press, and has co-authored The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence and Italianissimo. With her husband, the design historian Steven Heller, she is co-author of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco Espana, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Counter Culture, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type and Stencil Type.