Louise Fili Collection


Louise Fili worked for Herb Lubalin from 1976-1978 and then became art director of Pantheon Books from 1978-1989. During her tenure at Pantheon she was responsible for two-thousand book jackets, leaving a profound mark on book jacket design in the process. She founded her design studio, Louise Fili Ltd in 1989, specializing in brand development for food packaging and restaurants. Fili is also a faculty member in SVA’s BFA Graphic Design program and its MFA Designer as Author Program and has authored or co-authored many books on design and typography.

General Physical Description

The Louise Fili Collection is composed of four wine bottles and seven books.

Scope and Contents

The Louise Fili Collection includes wine label designs for Polaner wine importer and a series of limited edition letterpress books representing Fili’s logos and packaging designs.


The Louise Fili Collection is open for research.


Louise Fili Collection, [series. item]. Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, Visual Arts Foundation, New York.

Acquisition Information

The Louise Fili Collection was acquired as a gift from Louise Fili.

Container List

Milton Glaser Design Archive > Louise Fili Collection > Series 1. Books and Brochures
B 1More Logos A to Z by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H1999
B 1Logos A to Z by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H1997
B 1Logos A to Z Three by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H2002
B 1A Cat, a Tree, a Headstone, the Empire State Building, a Bottle, a Heart, a Volcano, a Wine Glass, a Chile Pepper, a Kidney Bean, a Baseball & a Star of David: Twelve Copyright Pages, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in Hcirca 1998
B 1Buon Appetito: Grafica e Cucina by Louise Fili, 4 ¼ in W x 6 in H1998
B 1Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best by Louise Fili and Lise Apatoff, 5 ¾ in W x 6 in H2008
B 1Un Sedicesimo Six promotional brochure, 2008
Milton Glaser Design Archive > Louise Fili Collection > Series 2. Wine Bottles
B 2Tratturi Primitivo. Salento 2008. Bottled by Caleo-Fossalta. Imported by Polaner Selections., 2008
B 2Il Conte Pinot Grigio 2009. Veneto. Imported by Polaner Selections, 2009
B 2Calea Nero d'Avola 2007. Sicilia. Imported by Polaner Selections, 2007
B 2Il Conte Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2008. Imported by Polaner Selections, 2008