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Celebrate 65  09.06.2012

To celebrate its sixty-fifth anniversary and its sponsorship of typographic excellence, the Type Directors Club has published Celebrate 65, a portfolio of inspirational work by prominent type designers, graphic designers, letterers, calligraphers, and artists. The sixty-five contributors were invited to submit a design for one number between one and sixty-five.

The featured designers come from more than twenty-five countries and include such celebrated names as Marian Bantjes, Neville Brody, Sonya Dyakova, Louise Fili, Ruben Fontana, Milton Glaser, Henrik Kubel, Niklaus Troxler, Underware, Sharon Werner, and Bai Zhiqei.

Emigre was honored to collaborate on this project and was assigned to design a page using the number 38. While looking for a design angle, it suddenly occurred to us that the TDC was founded in 1946 and that they celebrated their 38th anniversary in 1984. What a coincidence! Nobody realized it then, but that year type would be revolutionized, and we started Emigre.

Congratulations TDC!

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Back to School Special  08.22.2012

Attention design teachers! Free Type Specimen Catalogs for Design Schools and Type Design Programs. (U.S. only, while supplies last.)

If you teach typography or type design and you have an interest in giving your students sample type specimens, we are happy to send you copies of our catalogs free of charge.

Emigre's award winning type specimen catalogs are a great resource to learn about type design. Our specimens explain the process behind the design of fonts, featuring an abundance of preliminary sketches, illustrations and how the fonts can be used.

Just send an email to editor@emigre.com with your name, school affiliation, address to ship, phone number, and number of students in your class, and we will ship out the catalogs free of charge anywhere within the continental U.S.

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Clutter  08.20.2012

From time to time we receive requests to post specific essays from Emigre magazine on our website. One such essay that has received multiple requests is "To go about noisily: Clutter, writing and design" by Steve Baker. It was first published in Emigre #35 in 1995. Since that issue was produced before electronic page layouts became the norm (the layouts were pasted on boards, no electronic version exists), we've been tardy in our response to post it on line. Yet the enthusiasm for the essay never subsided. Tired of waiting for us to act, two big fans of the essay, design instructor John McVey and design critic Rick Poynor, combined efforts to finally make the essay available, with Poynor taking it a step further and providing his own take on the topic of clutter in an essay published on Design Observer titled "The Never-ending Struggle against Clutter." Check out the Poynor article and link to a PDF version of the original Clutter essay on the DO site.

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Designers & Books   08.22.2012

Designers & Books is devoted to posting lists of books that esteemed members of the design community have identified as personally important, meaningful, and formative. From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand, there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing them, collecting them, learning from them, and being inspired by them. Designers & Books celebrates that relationship.

Check out the list recently submitted by Emigre's Type Director Zuzana Licko.

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Typopassage Timisoara  08.10.2012

A few days after we posted the "TypeFace" graffiti mural in the Romanian city of Timisoara, we received a very nice and enthusiastic email from Ovidiu Hrin, one of the designers behind this effort, who gave us the following background information on this visual homage to type designers.

"Typopassage Timisoara is a micro museum located in a public space, dedicated to graphic design and the art of shaping letters. It's the first international extension of Typopassage Vienna initiated by the genius Ovidiu Hrin and Bauer Konzept & design. One of the walls is hosting the actual exhibition and the other one is the Typowall where each year the organizers invite a graffiti artist to depict the faces of some of the most significant type designers. TPTM launched the Typ'O'wall in 2011. It is a 28 square meters graffiti covering the entire wall of the passage, with the concept of the artwork related to typography. Last year's subject 'TypeFace,' was brought to life by the artist Jones."

We were actually incorrect about one of the portraits in the photo. The typeface designers featured were 1. Erik Spiekermann, 2. Zuzana Licko, 3. Peter Bilak, 4. Herb Lubalin, and 5.Wim Crouwel.

Above are some additional photos to get a better sense of this unique event.

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Emigre in Brno  07.24.2012

As part of the 25th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno 2012, designer Jon Sueda was invited to organize an exhibit featuring the work of California designers. Instead of creating a region-based exhibition aimed to capture significant work from The Golden State, "Work from California" focusses on "exceptional works that directly interpret or reflect upon California as subject matter. 'Work from California' offers a portrait of America’s 31st state through the lens of graphic design. It examines the fascination that graphic designers have with California culture, as well as revealing something of the context, attitudes, and people involved, and the history of the place where the work was made."

We're proud to have our work featured along that of many of our California friends and colleagues such as Bob Aufuldish, Ed Fella (See graphic above), Green Dragon Office, Mr. Keedy, Geoff McFetridge, McSweeney’s, Mike Mills, Gail Swanlund, Martin Venezky, and Volume Inc.

The show runs through October 28, 2012, at the Moravska Gallery, Brno.

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Big in Romania  07.24.2012

We've come to accept the fact that as type designers we spend our life wallowing in obscurity and rarely receive public recognition for the work we do. So imagine our surprise when we received this photograph from our good friend and fellow type designer Peter Bilak, who stumbled across this graffiti mural in the Romanian city of Timisoara. Featuring Erik Spiekermann, Zuzana Licko, Peter Bilak, and we believe Herman Zapf. Viva La Type Revolution!

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Designers & Books   06.12.2012

Designers & Books is devoted to posting lists of books that esteemed members of the design community have identified as personally important, meaningful, and formative. From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand, there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing them, collecting them, learning from them, and being inspired by them. Designers & Books celebrates that relationship.

Check out the list recently submitted by Emigre's Art Director Rudy VanderLans.

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Alda Designer Berton Hasebe Receives Print Magazine Honors  05.22.2012

We're proud to announce that Berton Hasebe, the designer of the Alda type family was selected as one of the "20 under 30" 2012 New Visual Artists by Print magazine. The invitation-only competition introduces and profiles 20 of the most promising rising talents in graphic design, advertising, illustration, digital media, photography, and animation all under the age of 30. Choices are drawn from nominations made by industry professionals.

You can download a free copy of the Alda type specimen as a PDF file.

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Emigre Sponsors TYPO San Francisco 2012  04.30.2012

TYPO SF was one of the best design conferences we've attended in a long while. And Emigre was smart enough to be a sponsor. It was worth the price just to see our logo, blown-up to gigantic proportions, floating around on the big screen in between presentations (see above).

If you missed the conference, you can check out some of the presentations on the TypoTalks website. And if you missed the new Emigre Type Catalog that was included in the conference's goodie bag, here's your chance to get one for free.

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