Emigre was/is a graphic design magazine published by Emigre Graphics from 1984 to 2005. It was first published in San Francisco by Dutch-born Rudy Vander Lans using fonts designed by his wife, Czechoslovakian-born Zuzana Licko hence the name Emigre. It was one of the first publications to use Macintosh computers and had a huge influence on graphic designers moving into high end desktop publishing (DTP). Its experimentation with layouts, use of guest designers, and opinionated political or critical articles also had an effect on other design publications and designers. Originally intended to be a journal for graphic design, Emigre also served as a medium for typographical experimentation and to showcase Emigre’s own typefaces.
It was a kind of Babylon of coolster design and culture. Cutting edge, aventurous, (some would likely say ... illegible) design exploration and production of very innovative, and often fascinating design by some of the best type designers and graphic artists working today.
It still sells typefaces and other things today, but the magazine itself has ceased publication. It was a unique place, where graphic design was explored for its own sake....and throughout its publication, Emigre influenced, informed and inspired a generation of graphic artists.
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