Louise Fili

AIGA DC continues 30.50.100—a year-long of celebrating design—with a presentation and book signing from design pioneer and icon Louise Fili.

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6:30 pm Doors Open
7:00 pm Presentation w/ Q&A
8:30 pm Book signing

AIGA DC continues 30.50.100—a year-long of celebrating design—with a presentation from design pioneer and icon Louise Fili.

Long before typographic superstars Jessica Hische  and Dana Tanamachi became household names, there was the legendary Louise Fili. A female design entrepreneur with 40-plus years under her belt, Fili launched a design firm that is still known for elegant packaging, smart branding, illustrative stamps, sophisticated book and intriguing restaurant design. This work has garnered her many accolades, including medals from the Society of Illustrators, New York Art Director’s Club, and induction into the Art Directors Hall of Fame, to name just a few. She has pieces in our local landmark, The Library of Congress, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. A mentor of Hische and Tanamachi, Fili also works as an educator lecturing at School of Visual Arts, sharing her wisdom and design sensibility with the next generation of talented artists.

Fili will be signing copies of her books following her presentation, so please makes sure to purchase her most recent ones in advance — "Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering" co-authored with husband Steven Heller and “Elegantissima, the Design and Typography of Louise Fili.” Very limited copies will be on hand. 50% of book sales from books at the event will benefit the Design Continuum Fund. Attendees are welcomed to bring Fili books purchased outside of the event to be signed.

$5.00 for Sustaining, Design Leader, and Trustee members
$10.00 for Contributors and Supporters
$10.00 for Student members
$20.00 for Friends/Nonmembers

Because Louise Fili has spent much of her life empowering the next generation of designers, all proceeds from her presentation will benefit AIGA DC’s Design Continuum Fund, a scholarship program that provides financial assistance and mentoring to talented local students pursuing art and design education. Applications for the 2014/2015 scholarships are due March 28, 2014. Please submit here.

If you’d like to learn more about the the benefits of becoming an AIGA member, go to www.aiga.org/join.

Mentoring and Design Continuum Fund Director: Dian Holton

Corcoran College of Art and Design



When & Where
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Corcoran College of Art and Design (Auditorium)
500 17th NW
Washington, DC 20006