Type Foundries: Emigre, Inc.

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I use a lot of font foundries all the time because I am always downloading new and interesting fonts. I personally chose Emigre Font Foundry because of its unique listing of different fonts to choose from between web fonts and desktop/app fonts. I like choosing fonts you normally do not see on a daily basis, but can be used for various different projects and even the equivalent to tradition style fonts.

Emigre, Inc. is a digital type foundry, publisher and distributor of graphic design related software and printed materials based in Northern California.

Founded in 1984, coinciding with the birth of the Macintosh, Emigre was one of the first independent type foundries to establish itself centered on personal computer technology. Emigre holds exclusive license to over 300 original typeface designs created by a roster of contemporary designers. Emigre's full line of typefaces, ornaments and illustrations is available in Type 1 PostScript and TrueType for both the Macintosh and PC.

Emigre is also the publisher of the critically acclaimed design journal Emigre magazine, which was published between 1984 and 2005. Here are my personal three favorites:

MATRIX II in 16 different styles (Zuzana Licko in 1986:


ALDA in 12 different styles (designed by Berton Hasebe in 2008):


TRIBUTE in 4 different styles (designed by Frank Heine in 2003):

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