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Emigre No. 70
Rudy VanderLans:
Emigre No. 70
The Look Back Issue
Celebrating 25 Years in Graphic Design
Selections from Emigre Magazine #1~#69
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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.
Emigre No. 70(5) Emigre No. 70(4)
Emigre No. 70(3) Emigre No. 70(6)
Emigre No. 70(2) Emigre No. 70(1)
Fueled by Emigre’s successful digital type foundry, the magazine became one of the most popular and controversial graphic design magazines of its time. 69 issues were published in a variety of formats, featuring in-depth interviews with fellow design trailblazers and critical essays by an emerging group of young design writers.

This book, designed and edited by Emigre co-founder and designer Rudy VanderLans, is a selection of reprints, using original digital files, tracing Emigre’s development from its early bitmap design days in the late 1980s through to the experimental layouts that defined the so called “Legibility Wars” of the late 1990s, to the critical design writing of the early 2000s.

Emigre No.70 is a must have book for those who missed out on all the excitement the first time around and for those who have been long time Emigre fans alike. Any graphic design library would be incomplete without it.

Featuring interviews with, among others, The Designers Republic, Allen Hori, Rick Valicenti, Vaughan Oliver, Mr. Keedy, Ed Fella, and essays by Lorraine Wild, Anne Burdick, Zuzana Licko, Kenneth FitzGerald, Andrew Blauvelt, Kalle Lasn, Rick Poynor and many more.

The book also includes the following bonus material:
32-Page Booklet
of Letters to the Editor
Audio CD with Music,
published by Emigré
15 x 20 inch
Commemorative Poster
Emigre No. 70 (bonus booklet small)
Emigre No.70 (bonus audio CD small)

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Emigre No. 70 (bonus poster small)
512 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 11'' (203 x 305 mm)
600 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-84-9264-336-3 $ 75.00
About the Artist:
Rudy VanderLans
Rudy VanderLans
Rudy VanderLans (born 1955, Voor­burg) is a Dutch type and graphic designer and the co-founder of Emigre, an in­de­pend­ent type foundry.

VanderLans studied at the Royal Acade­my of Art in the Hague. Later, he moved to California and studied photog­raphy at the Uni­versity of California, Berkeley.

In 1984, VanderLans, with his wife Zuzana Licko, founded Emigre and began to publish Emigre magazine a journal for experimental graphic design.

some quotes:
“For me, like many oth­ers gal­van­ised by graph­ic design dur­ing Emigre’s hey­day, the magazine was the most con­sist­ently in­ter­est­ing design pub­lic­a­tion pro­duced any­where by any­one.”
— Rick Poynor
“Emigre is now a price­less his­tor­ic­al doc­u­ment that is valu­able be­cause it defines an epoch, propag­ates a pro­cess, and en­cour­ages al­tern­at­ives.”
— Steven Heller
“After all the ques­tions and an­swers posed by Emigre, there re­mains only one: What or who will oc­cupy the place that Emigre leaves?”
— Andrew Blauvelt
“Someone should go back and study the life his­tory of this re­mark­able, in­flu­en­tial, ori­gin­al and ec­cent­ric pub­lic­a­tion, for it is our own his­tory.”
— Ellen Lupton
See also:

Rudy VanderLans: Supermarket
Rudy VanderLans: Supermarket
Astounding photographic spreads that come at us like film, taken at slightly different angles, juxtaposed or dupli­cated in singularly bold symmetry. The iteration of the images so lever­aged simulates a spatiality that transcends the ordinary two-dimen­sion­al page. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | TYPOGRAPHY | GRAPHIC DESIGN BOOK | ISBN-13: 9788492643363 | ISBN-10: 84-92643-36-6 / 8492643366