Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy
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For more than two decades, renowned graphic designer and self described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalising menu of styles. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs.A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere. Includes signage of Bologna, Florence, Lucca, Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Vicenza, and elsewhere.
ISBN 9781616892692. Princeton Architectural Press.