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Loved the book and its descriptions of the different styles and eras of Italian street signs, especially Rome. Just lovely, such cool type and material vocabularies at work It made me want to get up and bake a cake and decorate it, which is something. Great overview for anyone who has never visited Italy, nostalgic trip down memory lane for designers who have been there |DOWNLOAD PDF ☳ Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy ♬ For than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles Classical, eclectic, or Futurist in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled the creative possibilities are endless Grafica della Strada is Fili s photographic diary of hundreds of Italy s most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs A major influence on Fili s own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere