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In Black and Gold: Emigre

Posted in Calendars, Color, Museums, Type, Yale by Gluekit on July 7, 2009

In Black and Gold: Emigre Type for the Summer 2009 Yale University Art Gallery Calendar

Summer is definitely here in the balmy Northeast, and that means it’s time to feature another set of Yale University Art Gallery Calendar Covers!

This cover for the Summer 2009 calendar is by digital typeface pioneers and respected graphic design publishing luminaries Emigre (Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko), and utilizes a typeface Emigre distributes (a shadowed Los Feliz by Christian Schwartz) against Puzzler type designed by Zuzana. Emigre is widely recognized as a hugely influential force in the field of digital typography and design, known both for designing or releasing many cutting-edge typefaces– early dot-matrix fonts, high-resolution typefaces, and vector-based designs– as well as for publishing Emigre magazine between 1984 and 2005. The magazine was a venue for radical digital experimentation, highlighting the potential of the studio’s innovative typeface design and establishing an early forum for a growing community of digital designers. The entire run of Emigre is now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

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