Emigre, No. 25: Made in Holland


Still crazy after all these years—and still a source of inspiration and insight. We didn’t really think Emigre was for us, but spending time with these issues has been revelatory. This award-winning quarterly (more or less) magazine published from 1984 until 2005 in Berkeley, was 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 type designs. Exposure to Licko's typefaces through the magazine lead to the creation of Emigre Fonts in 1985. Seems silly trying to type more about this publication. Why type more about something that does such a good job of speaking for itself? These are good, good, good.


  • Berry van Gerwen, Design Vibrator
  • Vincent van Baar, Gerard Forde and Armand Mevis, Letter from the Editors
  • Gerrit Achterberg, Ichthyology
  • Rick Vermeulen, Bookery
  • Michiel Uilen, Super D, The Midnight Message
  • Harmine Louwé, (various advertisements throughout issue)
  • Ton van Bragt, Science
  • Gerard Forde, Less is More More or Less
  • Ko Sliggers, Kookery
  • Gerard Forde, interview with Armand Mevis
  • Berry van Gerwen, Interiors
  • Vincent van Baar et al., Inquisition, questions by fax for Irma Boom
  • Vincent van Baar, Centerfold: Gert Dumbar
  • Gerard Forde, interview with Mart. Warmerdam
  • Roelof Mulder, (portfolio of work)
  • Linda van Deursen, Catalogue
  • Gerard Forde, interview with Lex Reitsma.
  • Roelof Mulder and Karel Martens, New Release
  • Joseph Plateau
  • Joseph Plateau, Film
  • Michiel Uilen, (portfolio of work)
  • Erik van Blokland, Travel
  • Tula Mond, Society
  • Size: 11.25 × 16.75 inches 
  • Pages: 38
  • Binding: Saddle stitched magazine 
  • Condition: Minor wear to extremities. Otherwise fine.
  • Publisher: Emigre, 1993