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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!


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.


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.


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.


Mr & Mrs Eaves Completed  03.27.2012

Mr Eaves XL Sans & Modern Narrow are the final installments to complete the Mr & Mrs Eaves family of fonts.

Mr Eaves XL Sans Narrow is 20% narrower than the regular Mr Eaves XL Sans with overall tighter spacing. Mr Eaves XL Sans Narrow allows for a wide variety of uses and is perfectly suitable for lengthy text settings. The larger x-height also maintains superior readability at smaller point sizes.

The matching Modern Narrow family, also 20% narrower, provides an overall less humanistic look, with simpler and more geometric-looking shapes, most noticeably in the squared-off terminals and symmetric lower case counters. This family has moved furthest from its roots, yet still contains some of Mrs Eaves' DNA. The Modern Italic is free of tails, and overall the Modern exhibits more repetition of forms, projecting a cleaner look.

Mr Eaves XL Sans Narrow and XL Modern Narrow feature seven weights each with accompanying italics, small caps and alternate characters.


Emigre at Museum of Modern and Contemp. Art in Bolzano, Italy   11.18.2011

Applications of Emigre's Hypnopeadia patterns, designed by Zuzana Licko, were included in the exhibition Typographic Tables at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy. The exhibit featured works by 30 international highly-regarded Graphic Designers, and explored the role of the word, its meaning, its form, and its context in our everyday life. The 30 designers were asked to design a typographic table cloth and dinner plate to create a space to sit around, to eat, and to discuss with your table neighbor. Designers included such luminaries as Ed Fella, Erik Spiekermann, Irma Boom, Büro Destruct, Philippe Apeloig, Helmut Schmid and many others.


Base 900 PDF Catalog  11.15.2011

To celebrate the inclusion of Base 900 in the Walker Art Center exhibit Graphic Design: Now In Production we have added the Base 900 Type Specimen to our list of free downloadable PDF catalogs.


Emigre at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis  11.11.2011

The Emigre typeface Base 900 and the book Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issue were selected to be featured in the exhibit Graphic Design: Now in Production at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. Graphic Design: Now in Production is the largest museum exhibition on the subject since the Walker's seminal 1989 exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History in which Emigre's work was also represented.


Emigre at Victoria & Albert Museum, London  10.12.2011

Emigre magazine issues #10 and #11 are included in the exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This exhibit, which features work by the likes of Peter Saville, Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck, Robert Venturi, and Ettore Sottsass, sets out to answer the questions "What does postmodernism mean, and where did it come from?" And while some of its participants have tried to distance themselves from postmodernism, Emigre is proud to have been an active participant in this controversial movement which continues to defy definition.

Read Rick Poynor's review of the the exhibition here.


Emigre at Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC  10.10.2011

All 13 typographic labels designed for the Historia type specimen are included in the exhibit Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC. Curated by Denise Gonzales-Crisp and Susan Yelavich the exhibition is comprised of works from 42 international designers and artists and speaks to the pervasiveness and relevance of pattern and ornament in graphic design, industrial design, fashion, furnishings, architecture and digital media.




Free Type Specimens

Still Lifes, California

Handmade Ceramics by Zuzana Licko

Emigre Sponsors Typographics

Nine Literary Types

Cardea Among 2014 Favorites

Handmade Ceramics by Zuzana Licko

Cardea Making Waves

Emigre on Facebook

Emigre Fonts Wearables

Design is a Good Idea - Premium


Free Cardea PDF Catalog

UNIQLO Loves Emigre (II)

Design is a Good Idea Mousepad

LACMA Acquires Emigre Posters

UNIQLO Loves Emigre

Design is a Good Idea

Introducing Cardea

ShowTime #8

ShowTime #7

ShowTime #6

ShowTime #5

Emigre Fonts Type Sampler

Zuzana Licko Wins SOTA Award!

Emigre in Japan

ShowTime #4

ShowTime #3

Emigre Loves Ed

Introducing Program

ShowTime #2

ShowTime #1

Talk of the Town

Cataloguing Emigre Magazine

Celebrate 65

Back to School Special


Designers & Books

Typopassage Timisoara

Emigre in Brno

Big in Romania

Designers & Books

Alda Designer Berton Hasebe Receives Print Magazine Honors

Emigre Sponsors TYPO San Francisco 2012

Mr & Mrs Eaves Completed

Emigre at Museum of Modern and Contemp. Art in Bolzano, Italy

Base 900 PDF Catalog

Emigre at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Emigre at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Emigre at Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

Emigre Fonts PDF Catalogs

Dutch Treat

Neon Suburban

The Legibility Wars are Over and the Winner is...

Books of Excellence

Bitmapped Maple

A Note on the Type

Emigre Inducted

Emigre Typefaces Enter MoMA Design Collection

Council Holding Court in New Orleans

Emigre Magazine Preserved in Zurich

Lost Battlefield Marker Found

Emigre Featured on Fast Company Website

Emigre Publishes New Type Specimen

Emigre Book at Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam

Emigre at Gallery 16

Emigre at Gallery 16 Installation

Emigre Book at SFMoMA Museum Store

Emigre Book at William Stout

Emigre Magazine at Berardo Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Emigre Featured in IDEA Magazine

Brand New Emigre Catalog Arrives at Emeryville Warehouse

Emigre Puzzler Prints at North Berkeley Frame & Gallery

Emigre Photo Portfolio Presented at The Photography Show 2007

Emigre at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Emigre Vases at Heath Ceramics

Emigre Photo at San Jose Museum of Art

A Graphic History of Emigre Magazine by Idea

Emigre Magazine at Visionaire Gallery

Emigre at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Emigre and Gallery 16 Present: 13 Big Western Landscapes
by Rudy Vand

World Wide Farewell Tour

Fish Eye; A Talk for the Screen


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