Rudy VanderLans

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Streets without people


Emigre’s Rudy VanderLans explores the clotted terrain of Tokyo’s Shibuya and Shinjuku districts…

We Made This: Technical challenge

Issue 95, Winter 2018


Sarah Snaith talks to Briar Levit, director of a new film on the history of graphic design

Reputations: Rudy VanderLans

Issue 7, Summer 1992


‘The thing we have never done at Emigre is to second guess what the audience would like or be able…

California panorama

Issue 77, Autumn 2010


Emigre’s latest type catalogue uses historical sources to display wildly varied fonts with…

A glimpse of graphic hell

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Whatever ideological stance they take, designers must at least believe in design

Cult of the ugly

Issue 9, Summer 1993


Designers used to stand for beauty and order. Now beauty is passé and ugliness is smart. How did…

Recent blog posts by Rudy VanderLans

Access all areas

25 July 2019

Letterform Archive needs our help to move to a new home in San Francisco. Claire Mason describes her first encounter with the collection
Three years ago, in the summer of 2016, I took a sabbatical from Penguin Books in London and spent three months in the United States, writes Claire Mason.

Type Tuesday: West coast ghosts

29 May 2012

This Emigre type specimen celebrates a lost era of LPs and recording studios
I once heard someone dismiss a former boyfriend with the put-down, ‘he’s the sort of person who files his records in alphabetical order.’ Which prompted me to think: ‘what other sort of person is there?’ writes John L. Walters.

Letter to the editor

18 September 2008

Re: Afterword to ‘Googling the design canon’ – don’t diss the digital
From Mike Kippenhan The idea of inviting a variety of people associated with design to write about ‘neglected classics that take us “beyond the canon”’ resulted in an interesting and enjoyable issue of Eye (no. 68 vol. 17). It was refreshing to be introduced not only to some classics I was unaware of, but also to new contributors who have taken the time to share their ideas and interests.