Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris
The gorgeous follow up to Grafica della Strata: The Signs of Italy, this book features 40 years of Fili's photographs of Paris restaurant, street, hotel, and shop signs. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's legendary entrances to the Paris Métro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs.
author Louise Fili
category Typography Books