Emigre, Inc. is a digital type foundry based in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1984, Emigre was there, in the eye of the storm, when the Macintosh computer was first introduced. As part of a small group of believers, Emigre used the restrictions of low resolution output to create inventive new typeface designs and layouts. This earned them recognition early on as innovators in the field of graphic design.
Emigre was founded by Zuzana Licko and Rudy VanderLans.
From 1984 until 2005 Emigre published the infamous Emigre magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to visual communication. Emigre created some of the very first digital layouts and typeface designs causing great consternation within the realm of graphic design. The exposure of these typefaces in Emigre magazine eventually lead to the creation of Emigre Fonts, one of the first independent type foundries utilizing personal computer technology. Today, the Emigre Fonts Library consist of over 600 digital typefaces, both experimental and traditional in nature.