I will keep this short. This work speaks more than eloquently for itself.
For those who have followed the brief history of this blog you will have begun to learn at least two things. The first is about what we are, the second is about what we are not.
First, we have an abiding interest in, and are spending a significant amount of time investigating, the roots of American package design. With the post yesterday, this has gotten us as far as the second decade of the 20th century. We have noted for instance the use of pattern, detail, and typographic complexity during the later part of the 19th century.
But if you are interested in the historic roots of package design and their influence on our contemporary work, its wonderful when occasionally those two interests collide, and they do with the work of Louise Fili. This work above for Jean-Georges Vongerichten is just one of many examples where the influences of historic package design is clear, in this case the very strong influence of 19th century design motifs, yet there is no mistaking the fact that the work is marvelously modern.
Go to her new web site, I’m breathless with admiration.