Rudy VanderLans

Recent articles about Rudy VanderLans

Streets without people

Opinion

Emigre’s Rudy VanderLans explores the clotted terrain of Tokyo’s Shibuya and Shinjuku districts with the eye of a graphic designer

We Made This: Technical challenge

Issue 95, Winter 2018

Feature

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

Reputations: Rudy VanderLans

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature

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

California panorama

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

Opinion

Emigre’s latest type catalogue uses historical sources to display wildly varied fonts with rollicking gusto. Critique by Rick Poynor

A glimpse of graphic hell

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Opinion

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

Cult of the ugly

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Feature

Designers used to stand for beauty and order. Now beauty is passé and ugliness is smart. How did we get here and is there any way out?

Recent blog posts about Rudy VanderLans

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25 July 2019
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Typography

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…

Type Tuesday: West coast ghosts

29 May 2012
Design education, Graphic design, Illustration, Information design, Music design, Typography, Visual culture

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…

Letter to the editor

18 September 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, New media

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…