A keynote presentation by Louise Fili launched the second HMCT Design Educator Typography Intensive (DETI), a global virtual learning environment, held January 22–23, 2021.
Louise Fili is a renowned creative director, graphic designer, type designer, and author. Fili was art director of Pantheon Books for eleven years, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. She founded Louise Fili Ltd in 1989. She is author of Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada, Graphique de la Rue, Gràfica de les Rambles, The Cognoscenti’s Guide to Florence, and Italianissimo; co-author (with Steven Heller) of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco España, Deco Type, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, Stencil Type, and Slab Serif Type. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, she has also received medals for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club, and three James Beard award nominations.
With a focus on Branding & Typography, the two-day intensive provided educators, designers, and students access to some of the most talented typography instructors currently teaching, who generously shared their expertise during the four webinar sessions. HMCT DETI was made possible by Google, Lowell Milken Family Foundation, and ArtCenter College of Design.
All presentation recordings are now available on our YouTube channel.