You’ve read the book…now see the show! Elegantissima: The Art and Typography of Louise Fili opens at the Hale Memorial Gallery at Farmingdale State College on Thursday, November 21. Designed by the incomparable Kevin O’Callaghan, this exhibit comprises work from four decades displayed in different conceptually thematic room environments. Walk through a vintage library filled with books, book jackets, and illustrative copyright pages; a recreated bistro packed with restaurant menus, logos and business cards; a Depression-era kitchen area featuring food package and label designs; and a haute couture boudoir (with a deep violet fainting couch) draped with intimate apparel. Come to the opening this Thursday from 5–7pm. The exhibit runs through the end of January; Monday–Friday 10am–4pm, Saturdays by appointment (Call 631.794.6118). For more information, visit: http://www.farmingdale.edu/news/news-2013/louisefili.shtml
Elegantissima: The ExhibitNovember 18th, 2013
Shadow TypeSeptember 10th, 2013
First came Scripts—typefaces with elegance and flair. Now, Shadow Type by Steven Heller and Louise Fili introduces a wealth of dimensional typefaces and lettering from the turn of the century through the 1940s. From store signs before the age of illumination to film titles that lit up the screen, Shadow Type is the second in our trilogy of expressive faces (watch for Stencil Type in 2015). Available now on Amazon.
Rusticator RumJuly 22nd, 2013
Gelato FiascoJuly 8th, 2013
Love is Forever, Part 2February 5th, 2013
Elegantissima!September 4th, 2012
Ambessa TeaJuly 3rd, 2012
The flavors trace his personal voyage—from African birthplace (Safari Breakfast) through Swedish childhood (Lingonberry Green), Swiss apprenticeship (Choco Nut) and finally to American home (Earl of Harlem).
Roman HolidayApril 11th, 2012
Love LettersFebruary 7th, 2012
LFL Sweeps ADC Young GunsSeptember 8th, 2011