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Emigre Fonts - by Rudy VanderLans (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 752

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Graphic Arts

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Gingko Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Typography

Author: Rudy VanderLans

Language: English

TCIN: 77078355
UPC: 9781584236207
Item Number (DPCI): 247-41-2238

Description

In 1985, Berkeley-based graphic design company Emigre, the publisher of the legendary design magazine of the same name, launched one of the first independent digital type foundries to explore the new design possibilities offered by the MacIntosh computer. To announce each of their new typeface releases, Emigre published small booklets displaying the virtues of the fonts and revealing the processes used to design them. By creating specific contexts, many of these so called "type specimens" went beyond being simple sales tools. In fact the Emigre booklets were meant to be enjoyed as much for the typefaces as for their esoteric content.
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