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McVarish, Emily

 Person

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

[\'] flo\: art, text,new media / McVarish E ; Samuels D ; Winston S., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50075-71135
Scope and Contents

Files under "slash" = [\} -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

Graphic Design History: A Critical History / Drucker, Johanna ; McVarish, Emily ; Bass S ; Bayer H ; Blake W ; Brody N ; Carson D ; Cassandre AM ; Chermayeff I ; Chwast S ; Crumb R ; Depero F ; Fella E ; Gill E ; Glaser M ; Greiman A ; Heartfeld J ; Hoch H ; Kalman T ; Klucis G ; Licko Z ; Lissitzky E ; Lubalin H ; Lustig A ; Makela S ; Marinetti FT ; Matter H ; Mau B ; Mayakovsky V ; McCoy K ; Padgett R ; Rand P ; Rodchenko A ; Ruscha E ; Sagmeister S ; Scher P ; Schwitters K ; Sutnar L ; Tschichold J ; VanDoesburg T ; Warhol A ; Werkman HN ; Zapf H ; Zdanevich I ; Zwart P ; Stenberg G ; Stenberg V ; Schmidt J ; Cassandre AM ; Stankowski A ; Reid J ; VanderLans R., 2009

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Identifier: CC-48471-69500
Scope and Contents

Graphic Design History traces the social and cultural role of visual communication from prehistory to the present, connecting what designers do every day to a history of innovative graphic forms and effects. The contents of this book include the following chapters titled Early Writing: Mark-making, Notation Systems, and Scripts - Medieval Letterforms and Book Formats - Modern typography and the Creation of the Public Sphere - the Graphic Effects of Industrial Production - The Culture of Consumption - Corporate Identities and the International Style - Postmodernism in Design - Digital Design. The book includes an extensive glossary of terms, a bibliography and a list of image credits. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

Perfect Lines / McVarish, Emily., 1996

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Identifier: CC-28018-29171
Scope and Contents This is an unusual book in its construction. Its front cover is perforated with horizontal slots that are fitted with metal sliding guides that can be moved side to side to reveal either one of two layers of text. When the guides are pushed to the right, the black text reads: "Perfect Lines - shoot headlong through the moment - Written in chalk to trace the passing. - As safely as consequences - They become in time to belong. - This is the track, - The line, - The Way. - Just as they will, - So do the tracks pass, - Constantly arriving - On grounds of expectation - It will come to pass. - Pass Pass" When the metal guides are moved to the left, the red text of the interior page is revealed. This poem reads, "Great structures - With roof tanks and penthouses - Stand like fixtures. - A ceaseless procession - To break the barrier and the boredom. - The next steel frame sums up the state of things, - and this statement is true: - 50 storeys held to be vertical - Lit structures - with...
Dates: 1996

Sample Dialog, 1989

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Identifier: CC-15572-15899
Scope and Contents

A different type and colored ink was utilized for each page. According to Drucker, the book was printed from various typefaces at Bow and Arrow, in collaboration with Emily McVarish, each writing one line throughout, to display the type collection, and to teach Emily how to print. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

The Man Walking / McVarish, Emily., 1995

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Identifier: CC-28578-29866
Scope and Contents

The pages of the book are tabbed with the alphabet as in an address book. The text is printed on tan paper that gives an antique appearance. The images on the pages consist of photographs of an apartment building on the upper left and lower right of the facing pages and a walking man wearing a raincoat. The typographically varing text describes the building and the man. A text printed vertically on the verso of the alphabetical tabs reads, "The views afforded by evenly spaced windows, now indiscrete, may seem a film, and the street, its tireless projector." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

[Thick As Walls Line] / Emily McVarish., 1995

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Identifier: CC-28579-29867
Scope and Contents

This work consists of a metal case that contains a paper scroll with concrete poetry printed in varied fonts and sizes with areas of space around the letters and words. The metal case was appropriated by the artist from a device used by chicken egg farmers to inspect them. The scroll is turned within the case by means of two handles. Several words have fragmented letters perhaps as a stylistic metaphor to the "new typography" of the nineties. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

[Thick As Walls Line] / Emily McVarish., 1995

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Identifier: CC-28579-29867
Scope and Contents

This work consists of a metal case that contains a paper scroll with concrete poetry printed in varied fonts and sizes with areas of space around the letters and words. The metal case was appropriated by the artist from a device used by chicken egg farmers to inspect them. The scroll is turned within the case by means of two handles. Several words have fragmented letters perhaps as a stylistic metaphor to the "new typography" of the nineties. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

Visuals / Heller, Steven; Drucker J; McVarish E., 2008

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Identifier: CC-49829-70886
Scope and Contents

This section of the Review considers new publications relating to design in graphics, typography, travel literature, religious illumination, design history, British modernism and California "cool" in art, culture and film. "Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish is reviewed. It is held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2008

Was Here / McVarish, Emily., 2001

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Identifier: CC-36707-38523
Scope and Contents

The text, using a great variety of typefaces, is presented in a fashion similar to "Un Coup de Des" by Stephane Mallarme but with addition of illustrations. The images feature a European trade show with industrial products, participants in crowds or individuals and an unknown European city. The protagonist is an anonymous, silhouetted man whose image is repeated throughout the book. The text is mysterious and poetic and the reader can only surmise "the soft edge and the faded generality." Emily McVarish wrote, designed and printed the book in San Francisco. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2001

When Word's Meaning Is in Their Look / Cotter, Holland; Drucker J; Hirschman J; Wolf A; McVarish E; Straus A; Bernstein C; Bee S; Scher P; Seagram B; Freeman B; Goswell J; Licko Z; Fella E; Ligorano N; Reese M; Burke B; Lehrer W; Meador C; Laxson R; Kellner T; Weiner L., 1998

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Identifier: CC-31028-32489
Scope and Contents

Cotter reviews "The Next Word" at the Neuberger Museum of Art to which the Sackner Archive lent 25 books and pictures. Several of the works from the Archive are specifically described in the article including a manuscript by Jack Hirschman, a drawing by Anne Wolf, Emily McVarish's pasted-up words locked inside a metal frame, Paula Scher's "Opinionated Map: Central and South America" in which every inch on the Southern Hemisphere that is jammed with critical annotationt. "Elsewhere, the printed text, often taking a cue from advertising, comes to the fore. Blair Seagram's 'U Temp est Us' uses a sleek sans-serif type, offbeat spacing and shifting character sizes to hide phrases within other phrases." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1998

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