Rudy VanderLans: Sixty-Nine Short Stories
San Jose State University
School of Art and Design
Graphic Design Program presents:
An evening with Rudy VanderLans, Emigre magazine co-founder, on the history of Emigre magazine.
Everything must come to an end, and after publishing Emigre magazine for over 21 years and 69 issues, its final issue will be published on October 15th.
Founded in 1984 as a cultural journal to showcase artists, photographers, poets, and architects, Emigre magazine became one of the most influential and controversial graphic design forums in the field's history. Emigre was one of the first independent type foundries to establish itself centered on personal computer technology. Based in Northern California, it is also a publisher and distributor of graphic design related software and printed materials. Emigre's designs have won numerous awards; it is the 1994 recipient of the prestigious Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the 1996 Publish Magazine Impact Award, the AIGA Gold Medal Award in 1997, and the 1998 Charles Nyples Award. Currently, Emigre's work is on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of the exhibition Design Today.
"Depending upon on your age, education, achievements, and beliefs, Emigre could delight or anger you - or both. These conflicting notions energized designers around the world and precipitated endless thought and dispute. Debates over primal issues such as the nature of reading and personal aesthetics dominating client messages played out through impassioned "letters to the editor." These topics would often spill over on to the pages of most every other graphic design publication along with articles about the magazines corrupting influence or spiritual honesty. The magazine's ability to inspire interest and emotions managed to make graphic design, typography, and font design topics of discussion in main-stream newspapers and magazines." -Chuck Byrne, Emigre no. 69
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