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Quatre Mots Francais Notecards

Quatre Mots Francais Notecards

By Louise Fili


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From graphic design phenomenon Louise Fili (Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada) comes another striking set of notecards, on the heels of Quattro Parole Italiane, this time inspired by the Art Deco ironwork of Paris. Four popular French expressions—salut (greetings), merci (thank you), plaisir (pleasure), bisous (kisses)— are framed with gorgeous graphics and colors, making the cards a delight both to send and receive. Quatre Mots Français is a must-have for Francophiles, designers, letter writers, and any combination thereof. A story from Fili on her inspiration for the set is enclosed.

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Format: Notecards
Publication: September 2015
ISBN: 9781616894108
Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York-based design studio specializing in logo, package, restaurant, and book design. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2000 book jackets. Fili has taught and lectured on graphic design and typography, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and received the medal of lifetime achievement from the AIGA.

Fili is the author of Elegantissima and Grafica della Strada, published by Princeton Architectural Press, and has co-authored The Cognoscenti’s Guide to Florence and Italianissimo. With her husband, the design historian Steven Heller, she is co-author of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco España, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Counter Culture, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, and Stencil Type.

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