Emigre was a typography magazine that had considerable significance at the end of the last century as it questioned the modern canon in terms of grid, composition and legibility. Its editors and designers, Rudy Vanderlans and Zuzana Licko, initiated a debate that popularized typography through advertising and graphic design.
Over the Bookworm sessions we will explore several iconic magazines that capture the spirit of the era in which they were designed. We will place the magazines in their context and try to define what makes them relevant in the history of 20th century editorial design. The Bookworm sessions are guided by Andreu Jansà, librarian and curator of the Enric Bricall Reserve Fund.