Tipofili is an independent type foundry specializing in beautiful letterforms.

Building on over thirty years of custom lettering, typography, and brand experience, Tipofili was launched as a complementary foundry to Louise Fili Ltd. While our bespoke typography was previously reserved exclusively for our clients or our own projects, we are now providing a retail space for these fonts.

Inspired by elegant and classic Italian letterforms, our typefaces strike a balance between the ornate nature of our historic references and the demands of contemporary graphic design. Aligned with the values of our design studio, we believe in capturing a sense of beauty and sophistication in our work.

Louise Fili

Partner & Type Director

Louise Fili is an internationally celebrated creative director, graphic designer, type designer, and author. For eleven years, she was art director of Pantheon Books, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. In 1989 she founded Louise Fili Ltd, to focus on her three interests: food, type, and all things Italian.

She has written, co-written and designed over twenty-five books on graphic design and Italian culture. 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, as well as the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography.

Andy Anzollitto

Partner & Type Designer

Andy is interested in the way type can tell stories through form and context. With a research-driven approach and background in lettering, he explores how letterforms reflect the environments connected to them—both past and present. Andy graduated from Baylor University in 2012 and has worked with Louise Fili since 2017. His debut typeface, Montecatini Pro, was published in 2018.

Illustrations by Anthony Russo

Matthew Smith

Partner & Type Designer

Matthew graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016 where he received a BFA in Graphic Design. Shortly thereafter, he moved to New York to work with Louise Fili where they have drawn logotypes for iconic bars, designed specialty food packaging, and branded award-winning restaurants.

With a background in lettering and code, Matthew takes a particular interest in the relationship between the idiosyncrasies of vernacular typography and the nature of screens. His typeface Portofino was published with the launch of Tipofili in 2022.


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The portraits above were illustrated by Anthony Russo, a long-time friend of the studio. Our site is powered by Fontdue thanks to Tom Conroy. We owe many thanks to Schriftlabor for their engineering help on our fonts.