Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends of Gail

The day Gail Anderson ran a workshop with the graphic designers here at PCA&D, she mentioned two friends, Steve Heller and Louise Fili. She proceeded to ask everyone if they knew who Steve Heller was and received that "deer in headlights" look from the group (along with those awkward crickets chirping in the background).  Now,  I know some of the upper-class students were aware of these individuals, but why didn't they speak up? Beats me. Let me tell you. Steve is an art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes on topics related to graphic design.  He has collaborated with many designers and illustrators writing books on every topic related to graphic design. His talented wife, Louise Fili specializes in food packaging, restaurant identities, logos, and book design.

One more thing, Steve is the proud recipient of the AIGA Medal awarded in 1999. Louise was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame in 2004.

Read more about Steve here.  

See Louise's work here.

I could go on, instead review their work below.


Collaborative book projects by Steve Heller and Gail Anderson

 The work of Louise Fili

1 comment:

  1. Louise Fili's design work is gorgeous. I first became aware of her in the 80's when she was designing book covers for Pantheon. Back then, I bought a number of books just because I liked the cover design, which turned out to be hers. I really enjoy the "Before and After" section of her site, where she shows her re-design of logos and packaging. Great stuff!