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Weekend Heller: The Elegantissima Show

Straight from its boffo Farmingdale premiere, the most elegant design exhibit, Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili opens at the Art Director’s Club next week.

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Weekend Heller: Plagiarism, No. Thanksgivanukkha, Si.

If you’re looking for a definition of plagiarism look below and read this story about a ripoff of Louise Fili’s logo for a Texas restaurant, Aventino, from LogoThief. There’s copying and then there’s COPYING. And seriously, if you’re going to copy, don’t do every little graphic flourish.

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Elegantissima: The Exhibition and The Boudoir

Elegantissima,: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili, the monograph by Louise Fili, is now an exhibition with the same name opening on Thursday, November 21 at The Memorial Gallery at Farmingdale State College.

Designers and Books: A Great Fair for Fair Weather

The first Designers & Books Fair (at FIT in NYC)—produced by Designers & Books and its founder, Steve Kroeter—went off this past weekend with only one hitch: Hurricane Sandy. Well, partly. The organizers had to end the fair a few …

2012 New Visual Artist: John Passafiume

By Jane Lerner Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” would make an ideal soundtrack to John Passafiume’s meticulous, mellifluous lettering and illustrations. “The baroque tendency to embellish is now considered excessive, but it’s something I happen to take seriously,” Passafiume says. …

I [HEART] Scripts

It is time for shameless self-promotion. This time for the book I co-authored with Louise Fili – Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age (Thames and Hudson). I am very proud of this beautifully design volume. Looks good and feels …