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Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

Photographer and urban explorer Ivan Kuznetsov shows us the world from a vantage point many of us will never experience first hand. Based in Moscow, the Russian photographer is a well-known ‘rooftopper’, which means he scales tall buildings and structures (often illegally) to take dizzying aerial photos of the world below.

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Louise Fili Notecards Will Make A Late “Thank You” Seem Terribly Elegant
Whether or not you know it, you’ve probably seen the work of Italian graphic designer Louise Fili: on packaging for Williams-Sonoma and Sarabeth’s jams, in a mark for Tiffany & Co., and on thousands of book covers. This prolific designer often takes inspiration from the same place: pasticceria packaging, the elaborately patterned waxed papers once used to wrap pastries in Italy. 
In an elegant new series of notecards, called “Quattro Parole Italiane (Four Italian Words),” Fili pays homage to the anonymous designers of these pasticceria papers. Using their same fanciful patterns of zigzags and leaves, she’s illustrated four Italian words—ciao (hello), auguri (greetings), grazie (thank you) and prego (with pleasure). These simple words pack a visual punch in Fili’s jazzy typography and bright colors.
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Louise Fili Notecards Will Make A Late “Thank You” Seem Terribly Elegant

Whether or not you know it, you’ve probably seen the work of Italian graphic designer Louise Fili: on packaging for Williams-Sonoma and Sarabeth’s jams, in a mark for Tiffany & Co., and on thousands of book covers. This prolific designer often takes inspiration from the same place: pasticceria packaging, the elaborately patterned waxed papers once used to wrap pastries in Italy. 

In an elegant new series of notecards, called “Quattro Parole Italiane (Four Italian Words),” Fili pays homage to the anonymous designers of these pasticceria papers. Using their same fanciful patterns of zigzags and leaves, she’s illustrated four Italian words—ciao (hello), auguri (greetings), grazie (thank you) and prego (with pleasure). These simple words pack a visual punch in Fili’s jazzy typography and bright colors.

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