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A Graphic History of Emigre Magazine Compiled and Designed by Idea.

October 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

File under: one-good-reason-for-being-up-hours-before-the-sun. I was up checking my email very early this morning (gotta get a head start on the girls) and noticed a message from Emigre. Wha–what’s this? IDEA magazine? Emigre retrospective? Slip case? Limited to 50 numbered copies? I grabbed my credit card and hoped I would be quick enough… I was! It’s coming in 2-4 weeks…woohoo!

“In January 2006, the Japanese design magazine Idea devoted 132 pages of issue #314 to publishing a graphic history of Emigre magazine commemorating the publication of Emigre’s final issue in 2005. Compiled and edited by the editors of Idea magazine and designed by Tokyo-based Shirai Design Studio, this special edition includes introductions (English & Japanese) by Kenneth FitzGerald and David Cabianca, an interview with Rudy VanderLans (English & Japanese), and a selection of 5 essays culled from past issues of Emigre (Japanese only). Also featured is a reprint of Zuzana Licko’s first interview (English & Japanese), originally published in Emigre #15 in 1990. Now, Emigre has made available a limited edition, case bound version of this 132-page section, which features over 158 reproductions of Emigre covers and layouts, plus an insert with various excerpts from Emigre’s type specimens.132 pages, 9.125 x 12 inches, 158 full color reproductions, cloth cover, sewn and case bound. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies.”

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  • 1 Kevin // Oct 25, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Wow, I’m jealous! Early birds and worms and all that.