Emigre Fonts: Type Specimens 1986-2016

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This book presents Berkeley-based graphic design company Emigre's most memorable type specimens of the past 30 years. 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.
ISBN 9781584236207. Gingko Press.
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This book presents Berkeley-based graphic design company Emigre's most memorable type specimens of the past 30 years. 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.
  • Author
    Rudy VanderLans
  • Publisher
    Gingko Press
  • Release
    June 2016
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    752 pages. 600 colour ills. 21 x 13.5 cm
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    out of stock
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    available
  • Date added
    June 2016