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The Book of Fileteado Porteño

The Book of Fileteado Porteño

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The Book of Fileteado Porteño is an English language introduction to the vernacular artform from Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Alfredo Genovese.

The book is set out across five main sections:

  1. What is filete porteño? which defines the style and documents some of the legends of the craft.
  2. Filete iconography which examines the design elements and motifs that characterise the style.
  3. Technique which outlines the tools, materials and techniques required to paint in the style, including the letterforms used.
  4. Filete on vehicles with examples on carts, trucks, buses and cars.
  5. Filete today with case studies of its use in signs, advertising, art, tattoos, murals, and more.


  • 220 x 170 x 10 mm (approx 8.5 x 6.5 x 0.5 in)
  • Softcover, 120 pages
  • 430 g (15 oz)
  • ISBN 978-987-22958-7-5
  • Published 2011


This book ships from Spain.

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