We are honored to have a typographic design master contributing to the Bordo Bello event this year; Louise Fili. If you haven’t heard of her, you need to go brush up on your design history. She is one of the most prolific typographers in the design world and her work is seen almost daily around the country. She has a studio in New York called Louise Fili Ltd. with specialization in logo, package, restaurant and book design. She has been doing that for over 20 years. Prior to founding of her studio, she designed special project books at Alfred A. Knopf from 1975–1976, worked for Herb Lubalin from 1976–1978 and then joined Random House as Pantheon’s Art Director in 1978.
She has designed over 2,000 book jackets and has won pretty much every award out there. She is also a lover of all things Italian and food is her forte. For many years she has been an instructor at the renowned School of Visual Arts in New York, as well as at New York University and the Cooper Union. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the Bibliotheque National. Her works also include books she has co-authored and designed with her husband, Steven Heller (who is also a very prolific figure in the design world.) In 2004, she was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame.
To see more of her work, please visit her site.