What’s in Store: Italian Signs, Streamfully, and a Martial Arts Bunny

October 28, 2014

Two new books and an app by members of the SVA community explore everything from creative Italian signs spanning more than three decades to reading made easier and a kid-friendly bunny that’s skilled at martial arts.

italy200Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) by MFA Design and BFA Design faculty member Louise Fili is a collection of eye-catching hotel, restaurant, advertising and street signs spotted by Fili while traveling through Italy over the past three decades. “These signs chart the highs and lows of Italian typography, from a classically elegant gold leaf script for a Turin jewelry store to a very spirited (and unreadable) type rendered in orange and blue dimensional plastic letters for a shop selling doormats in Rome,” she writes in the introduction to the book. For more info, click here.

MFA Interaction Design faculty member Paul Pangaro has created a new app called Streamfully. “Roll over a hyperlink and Streamfully brings you novel and personalized content, down to every snippet,” according to its website. “When you roll over a link, Streamfully understands that page the way you would—based on your prior reading and current context. It automatically selects snippets just for you and streams them from one idea to the next.” For more information and to download Streamfully, click here.

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny (Henry Holt, 2014) by John Himmelman (BFA 1981 Illustration), delivers an action-packed narrative ideal for kids ages six to eight years old, about a talented martial artist bunny rabbit who often opts for non-violence in response to conflict. Filled with child-friendly scenarios, Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny contains spare ink illustrations and hints of Eastern wisdom on every page. For more info, click here.

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