A friend of mine is in a classic rock band and he asked if I would design a flyer for them. It's a humble piece but they band really got joy out of it.
There is a moment in the movie "Pride and Prejudice" (circa 2005) when Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, after a sleepless night, are spiritually summoned to a vast blanket of lush green fields in the opaque mist of the early morning hours. Both characters are in deep contemplation of their unending love for one another when they find themselves convened in the grassy meadow. When Mr. Darcey (played brilliantly by Matthew Macfadyen) attempts to express his undying love for Elizabeth (the always striking talent of Kira Knightley) his declaration caught in his throat... "I love, I love (breath), I love you"... the genius of a pure human emotion is expressed. This moment of heighten sentiment triggers deep feelings in my emotional orchestra, with such intensity that I begin to cry (every time I watch this moment in the film and I have easily watched it ten times over). This same embodiment of feelings is expressed in me when viewing the graphic design work of Louise Fili.
The essence behind these emotions tell the story of something incredibly special; It's the mark of exception design. Louise Fili is a modern day romantic. Her work speaks loudly to her undying love of all things Art deco, all things culinary arts, and her love of Italy. Former Art Director of Pantheon Books, Louise is currently Principle of her own design firm based in New York. There are no words that adequately voice my personal feelings for Louise Fili's graphic design and art, but I will say that her work is a lush treasure of type and line. Louise's work speaks with true romance. She is the Jane Austen of graphic arts. I implore you to discover her brilliance for yourself.
Photo's provided by the office of Louise Fili, Kelly Thorn - Designer
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."