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Scenic: The Acid Gospel Experience
With this issue we turn once again to a long-time Emigre
collaborator. This time, however, we hope to expose a different
dimension of his work.
Bruce Licher is known mostly for his unique music packaging
designs (See Emigre 16 and 55). His hand-printed letterpress
covers have earned him two Grammy award nominations and have
been featured in major design magazines and exhibitions
around the world.
Lesser known (particularly to graphic designers), but just
as distinctive, are Licher's ventures into music with his band
Scenic. For years Licher has integrated design and music, and
we are eager to share with you the aural dimension of his work.
In collaboration with Independent Project Records & Press, we
are proud to announce the premiere release of "The Acid Gospel
Experience," Bruce Licher's new Scenic CD. This is the fourth
and also concluding release in a series of audible Emigre issues.
Accompanying the CD is Emigre magazine #63, whose content was
largely determined by Scenic's evocative music. This time, we
invited three artists to each select or create work underscoring
the theme of landscape. Designer/illustrator Charles Wilkin,
photographer Jason Fulford and painter Shelley Hoyt provide the
Also, Zuzana Licko presents her first new typeface design in
nearly two years. Fairplex, a sixteen font family, has been
a long time in the making. It was inspired by features found
in models ranging from the San Francisco Giants logo to Garamond.
With tapered serifs that become more distinct and decorative
as size and weight increases, and an overall low contrast,
Fairplex is designed to function as both an animated headline
font and highly practical text face. We're subjecting it to
its first road test in the packaging and design of this issue
of Emigre magazine.
Publication date: August 10, 2002. Price $7.95.
To download a sample MP3 track from the new Scenic CD go to:
The subscription deadline for issue 63 is August 1, 2002.
Please note: due to the high demand for our magazine, Emigre
has changed its free subscription qualification; only
customers who regularly order Emigre products will receive a
free subscription. For a minimum purchase of $39, a free
4-issue subscription will be automatically entered into
your account (limited to one subscription per customer, U.S.
only.) Or, you can simply buy a 4-issue U.S. subscription for