Louise Fili

Event Description

AIGA Philadelphia is excited to present an evening with legendary designer and AIGA Medalist, Louise Fili. Louise Fili is known for designing with unmatched grace, elegant craftsmanship, and unifying old and new to create contemporary forms in typography. Louise has mentored design superstars such as Jessica Hische, Dana Tanamachi, and Kelly Thorn, and also works as an educator lecturing at the School of Visual Arts, sharing her wisdom and design sensibility with the next generation of talented artists.

Founded in 1989, Louise Fili Ltd is a graphic design studio specializing in brand development for food packaging and restaurants. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. She has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Director's Club, the Premio Grafico from the Bologna Book Fair, and three James Beard award nominations. Fili has taught and lectured extensively, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale. She is co-author, with Steven Heller, of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco España, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, and Stencil Type. Fili has also written Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada, Graphique de la Rue, The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence, and Italianissimo. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, she has received the medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.

Date and Time
Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Presentation w/ Q&A

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for February 26, 2016.

Advance Tickets
AIGA Member – $15
AIGA Student Member – $5
Non-Member – $30
Student Non-Member – $10
UArts students with student ID – FREE

Tickets at the Door
At the door Member – $25
At the door Non-Member – $40
At the door Student – $10
At the door Student Non-Member – $15

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When & Where
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
University of the Arts
211 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102