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Louise Fili Collection

Abstract

Louise Fili founded her design studio, Louise Fili Ltd in 1989, specializing in brand development for food packaging and restaurants. Fili was a senior designer for Herb Lubalin from 1976-1978 and then became art director of Pantheon Books from 1978-1989. During her tenure at Pantheon she was responsible for two-thousand book jackets, leaving a profound mark on book jacket design in the process. Fili is also a faculty member in SVA’s BFA and MFA Graphic Design programs and has authored or co-authored many books on design and typography. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, Fili has received the medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.






General Physical Description


The Louise Fili Collection is composed of four wine bottles and seven books.



Scope and Contents


The Louise Fili Collection includes wine label designs for Polaner wine importer and a series of limited edition letterpress books representing Fili’s logos and packaging designs.



Restrictions


The Louise Fili Collection is open for research.



Citation


Louise Fili Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.



Acquisition Information


The Louise Fili Collection was acquired as a gift from Louise Fili.



Container List

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Louise Fili Collection  >  Series 1. Books and Brochures (MG.14.S01)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
2012
Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
2014
Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
2015
The Masters Series: Louise Fili. 100 Logos A-Z, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
2016
B1
More Logos A to Z by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
1999
B1
Logos A to Z by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
1997
B1
Logos A to Z Three by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
2002
B1
A Cat, a Tree, a Headstone, the Empire State Building, a Bottle, a Heart, a Volcano, a Wine Glass, a Chile Pepper, a Kidney Bean, a Baseball & a Star of David: Twelve Copyright Pages, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
circa 1998
B1
Buon Appetito: Grafica e Cucina by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H
1998
B1
Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best by Louise Fili and Lise Apatoff, 5 ¾ in W x 6 in H
2008
B1
Un Sedicesimo Six promotional brochure
2008

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Louise Fili Collection  >  Series 2. Packaging (MG.14.S02)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Mermaid Inn matchbook
2003
Mermaid Oyster Bar matchbook
2010
Metrazur matchbook
1998
Metropole matchbook
1999
Pace matchbook
2004
Prix Fixe matchbook
1989
Via Carota matchbook
2014
L'Arte del Gelato shopping bag, 10 in W x 13 in H x 4 ½ in D
2009
Perfetto Pencils
2014
Tutti Frutti Pencils
2015
Brillante Pencils
2016
B2
Tratturi Primitivo wine bottle. Salento 2008. Bottled by Caleo-Fossalta. Imported by Polaner Selections.
2008
B2
Il Conte Pinot Grigio 2009 wine bottle. Veneto. Imported by Polaner Selections
2009
B2
Calea Nero d'Avola 2007 wine bottle. Sicilia. Imported by Polaner Selections
2007
B2
Il Conte Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2008 wine bottle. Imported by Polaner Selections
2008

Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives  >  Louise Fili Collection  >  Series 3. Posters (MG.14.S03)

LOC
TITLE
DATE
Mardell Type Specimen Sheet, 14 in W x 18 in H
2016
School of Visual Arts. It’s Never Too Late to Get Where You’re Going, 30 in W x 46 in H
2011
School of Visual Arts. Seed Package, 30 in W x 46 in H
2012
School of Visual Arts. Chocolate, 30 in W x 46 in H
2016
School of Visual Arts. The Masters Series: Louise Fili, 24 in W x 36 in H
2016