Louise Fili

I just listened to an interview of designer Louise Fili, conducted last week by Debbie Millman of Sterling Brands. Ms. Fili has just published Elegantissima, about typography. I'd like to get my hands on this book after listening to the interview (long, but worth it). The thing I loved about hearing her speak is the strength of her convictions about how she wants to work and even where she wants to work. She talked about making many of her important career decisions on the basis of what she felt at the time. Not on what she thought, or on what was logical, but what she felt...what she wanted at the time. I also like the way she comes across as someone so precise and meticulous and deeply focused. We all know her packaging designs and her book jacket designs. Her cover for The Lover by Marguerite Duras, "reinvented" book jacket design in the 80s. It all started with an Osmiroid pen which she used to make illuminated manuscripts of Bob Dylan lyrics! I think my next google search will be for those. You can see more of her designs at her website, here.

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