10 novels: Buon compleanno, Italia!

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Let’s say you’re an international publisher honoring the 150th anniversary of the modern Italian republic by reissuing 10 great novels that shaped the nation. Who would you ask to design these books? Louise Fili, of course, among whose gifts is a mastery of Italianate graphics that reflects her personal passion for all things Italian.

For the Romanzi d’Italia series, publisher Rizzoli International asked Fili’s studio to imbue the books with an Italian look both authentic and timeless, and the designers responded con spirito e la finezza. The 10 designs, says Fili, “employ historical wood type and ornament to approximate the feel of a custom letterpressed hardcover book with cloth spine.”

For more of Fili’s passione, tag along on our tour of her studio … and take away a great recipe for pasta al cartoccio. [TB]

Business cards from Louise Fili’s studio were featured at Felt & Wire earlier this week, in Nancy Wu’s Business Card Collection 4.0.

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  1. Posted by Paperlover on 03.24.11 at 1:36 pm

    These are so beautiful! My Italian is so rusty but I will buy them anyway and frame them. Wow!

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