Emigre No. 70 Celebrates 25 Years in Graphic Design

Emigre No. 70 Celebrates 25 Years in Graphic Design
Caleb Kramer
  • 20 august 2009

The legendary California type foundry Emigre Graphics, founded by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, is releasing a “best of” book. This will be the first from the influential design magazine Emigre since it stopped publishing in 2005.

512 page Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issues – Celebrating 25 Years in Graphic Design will cover the best from a quarter century of the magazine’s content.

They explain the story:

During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, graphic design was experiencing one of its most exciting and transformative periods. The Apple Macintosh computer had been introduced, design schools were exploring French linguistic theory, the vernacular had become a serious source of study and inspiration, the design and manufacture of typefaces was suddenly opened up to everyone who could use a computer, and for the first time in the United States, New York City was no longer the place to look for the latest developments in graphic design. And in Berkeley, California, across the bay from Silicon Valley, Emigre magazine, like no other, recognized the significance of the events, and became both a leading participant and a keen observer of this innovative international design scene, generating a body of work and ideas that still resonate today.


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