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Emigre #17: Wise Guys (1991)

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Editor: Rudy VanderLans
Publisher: Emigre, Inc.
Publication: 1991, First (Limited) Edition of 6,500
Binding: Softcover, saddle-stitch
Pages: 40
Size: 222 x 325
Text: English
Design: Rudy VanderLans

Emigre was a quarterly magazine published from 1984 until 2005 in Berkeley, California, dedicated to visual communication, graphic design, typography, and design criticism. Produced by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, Emigre was known for creating some of the very first digital layouts and typeface designs.


  • Piet Schreuders, extract from Lay In, Lay Out (essay, 1977).
  • Rudy VanderLans, Piet Schreuders (The Original) (essay).
  • Piet Schreuders, Mystery and Necessity in Typography (lecture transcript).
  • Rudy VanderLans, interview with Piet Schreuders.
  • Mail (including Max Kisman, David Carson, Michael Bierut and Freddy the Bastard).
  • Lorraine Wild, Notes on Edward Fella: Design in a Bordertown (essay).
  • Edward Fella, (polaroids and designs).
  • Mr. Keedy, a conversation with Edward Fella (design: Keedy).
  • Vincent A. Carducci, Spider's Stratagem: The Deconstructive Web of Edward Fella (essay).

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Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing and tanning to cover/edges. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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