Emigre 70

Emigre 70 : The Look Back Issue

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"Emigre" has long been accepted as a major publication upon graphic design. Under the skilled and dextrous direction of Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko the magazine earned a worldwide, devoted following who came to rely on the magazine to embrace debate on the fundamentals of graphic design and to showcase remarkable artwork and design direction. One of the first magazines developed with desktop publishing and the new Apple Mac computer, "Emigre" helped to delineate and unearth the enormous potential that digital technology offered graphic design. Moreover, over its two decades of publication, the magazine managed to remain steadfastly ahead of the game. Evolving to encompass different formats, adjusting its regularity of publication, associating itself with other creative industries, and always finding or attracting new talent, the magazine acted as a continuous crucible for new developments in graphic design.
Recognition of "Emigre"'s significance lies in the magazine's acceptance into the permanent design collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Design Museum in London, and the Denver Art Museum. Furthermore, a complete set of the magazine's 69 issues recently sold for $8,000. Alongside publishing and editing "Emigre", VanderLans and Licko also set up the renowned "Emigre" type foundry. Operating in parallel with the magazine, the foundry has come to set a benchmark for font design, with issues of the magazine being used to debut many of the most successful. "Emigre 70, The Look Back Issue" is set entirely in a large range of the "Emigre" foundary's exclusive fonts. Together with pages of the magazines printed directly from the original digital files and a wealth of contributions from the magazine's major contributors and critics, "Emigre 70, The Look Back Issue" stands as an exhaustive reflection on one of the best contributions to the development of graphic design in recent times.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0714857211
  • 9780714857213

Table of contents

Original pages of Emigre magazine digitally reproduced and accompanied by a huge selection of Rudy VanderLans' personal comments and stories behind every issue of Emigre
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Author information

Rudy VanderLans studied graphic design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague before moving to California and studying photography at the University of California. He co-founded Emigre and edited the magazine throughout its life. VanderLans also runs the Emigre type foundry in partnership with Zuzana Licko
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