Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Reading List….Grafica della Strada by Louise Fili

The fantastic new book, Grafica della Strada by the equally fantastic Louise Fili captures the beautiful typography of Italian street signs. I love her books because you can pick them up to look at just a few pages but then get lost in them for the next hour


Grafica della Strada available on Amazon


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  1. Love CompassionateLee

    October 12, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the introduction! Going to spend some time today researching Ms. Fili’s work. Happy Sunday :)

  2. Gianluca

    October 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

    this is terrific. years ago, i made it a point to do the same thing. i also captured the sounds of italy. obviosuly, mine are not as professional as this new book. anyway, keep up the great work. God Bless,

  3. Fashion Snag

    October 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Awesome, would love to get it!

  4. Elisa

    October 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Great post!
    My Fantabulous World

  5. Gino

    October 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    A street sign has a street name on it. It looks like none of the signs on the book are street signs.

    A sign that is not a street sign, any other sign you see on a street, would be called a “sign.”

  6. arantxa perez jaramillo

    October 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Like a lot !!!
    kisses !

  7. From The World With Love

    October 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Every name a real work of art …i love it …i wish we would try to be more creative today in street it.
    Yael Guetta

  8. TheConditionalChic

    October 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks alot for this post.I would love to have it.


  9. Liz

    October 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    nice gonna check it out

  10. Simone Fraser

    October 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Now that’s what I call my kinda book!

  11. Simone Fraser

    October 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    That’s my kinda book!
    I love that you appreciate such a thing, Scott.

  12. Milex

    October 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Hell yeah!

  13. Cris Pedrotti

    October 13, 2014 at 4:43 am

    the vintage of Italian culture with all its charm…

  14. Mónica Sors (Mes Voyages à Paris)

    October 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

    It looks so interesting!

  15. Daniel

    October 13, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Great :) Briliant :: greets Daniel

  16. Oksana

    October 13, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Like a litlle travel to Italy!

  17. sandy

    October 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful typography because it looks like old times, old shops… :)

  18. dario fattore

    October 13, 2014 at 8:57 am

    wow that s so interesting

    dario fattore –

  19. CC

    October 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Fantastic! I’m heading to Italy at the beginning of November and can’t wait to check out all of those fonts and typefaces for myself!

  20. Librarian Lavender

    October 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

    That’s gorgeous, I love it!

  21. Felipe

    October 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Super awesome shout out. Can’t wait to leisurely look through this book.


  22. juan cruz

    October 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Gino, you are entirely correct that is a poor translation (literally) perhaps. The proper one will be street graphics or advertisement.

  23. serena

    October 14, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Looks terrific!
    (Minor typo in the title: “graica” should read “grafica”)

  24. Eva

    October 14, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Hello Mrs Schuman,
    watching your photos and observing your suggestions… i think you have “cuore italiano”, come to Italy , stay with us for a while…
    I’m sure that something beautiful and creative sprout…

  25. Celia Fernandez

    October 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

    This is so inspiring! Another evidence that the best place to find art and style is the street!

    Thank you!


  26. glm

    October 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Fantastic italian vintage style…


  27. Carol Fisher

    October 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Louise Fili is one of the most wonderfully inspiring people I ever met and her love of great design is infectious. I was fortunate enough to take a course she taught at Parsons School of Design in Greenwich Village in the early 1980′s while she was also an editor at Pantheon Books. I once visited her office at Pantheon and every inch of the walls were covered by a “collage” of postcards from artists and photographers. She confided that she dreaded when the office walls were due to be painted. She carefully took down and then re-posted all of the postcards in their original spaces.

  28. irene

    October 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Great post!, as always! (Just correct the title, it misses an F, it’s “Grafica”, not “Graica” ;-))

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