Rudy VanderLans

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Streets without people


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 2017


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 to comprehend’

California panorama

Issue 77, Autumn 2010


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


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 we get here and is there any way out?

Recent blog posts about Rudy VanderLans

Graphic design live #11

11 April 2023
Graphic design, Visual culture, Events and exhibitions

Félix Beltrán in Madrid; contemporary book design from China in Berlin; female design in Mexico; and Emigre and Fuse typefaces in New York
Here is a selection of current and upcoming events that piqued the interest of our editorial…

Access all areas

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…