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Emigre

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This article deals with the Emigre type foundry. For an article about those who have migrated to another country, see émigré.

Emigre is a type foundry in Sacramento, California, founded by Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko. It also publishes Emigre magazine.

It was founded in 1984 as an independent foundry, developing typefaces without an association with a typesetting equipment manufacturer.

Through a good part of the late 1980s and most of the 1990s, some of the most cutting-edge typefaces were developed or released by Emigre. Its magazine, in the meantime, provided an outlet showcasing the potential of its typeface designs, and was well known for its graphical experimentation.

Note that unlike the word émigré, Emigre is officially spelt without accents.

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