We happily work with small and large companiesbecause we
know what it's like to be in different shoes. We've been exceptionally
fortunate to have accomplished our dreams together.
||Jack Yan begins a small firm in calligraphy and
typography, expanding to graphic design and publishing. Working
with Matthew Breen and other designers, the company structures
itself virtually, not because of any great vision, but because
it was the only structure that made economic sense. Notable
jobs included a menu for Audrey Hepburn.
||Jack Yan & Associates handles national projects
in New Zealand and starts a bulletin board, thanks to Production
Manager Ian Baillie. The company sticks to its initial businesses
in marketing communications.
||Three-stroke logo conceived. Represents three
divisions: Type/Design/Art, Software, Publishing.
||Designature, the name used since 1987, takes
a back seat. Jack Yan & Associates becomes the official
Fonts begins licensing programmes; participates in Apple
QuickDraw GX consortium on the internet. Begins creating digital
Jack Yan & Associates outlines expansion strategy for
19942000. CAP Online
launched. Corporate website launched. Three-division structure
in place due to customer perceptions. Rebecca
Thorpe begins her association with Jack Yan & Associates,
initially in CAP. JY&A Fonts begins retail sales
in United States through Precision Type.
||Precision Type expands distribution network beyond
New York and plans Font Reference Guide. JY&A
Fonts now represented in seven cities.
||Jack Yan & Associates reduces emphasis on
design and grows its consulting ventures. JY&A
Consulting begins out of Design division. Ingrid Kennedy
and Jack Yan revamp identity for whole company. JY&A
Fonts reputation as Australasias leading font
company cemented in Australian and American publications.
Media launches fashion brand Lucire.
JY&A Fonts one
of the founding typefoundries for advocacy group TypeRight,
a Publish Impact Award winner for 1997.
||Each division grows licensing and syndication
programmes, additional locations added. Lucire
shifts to own domain. Lucire, Jack Yan & Associates
gain extra representation in US and Europe.
||Mischa McLachlan, Amanda Dolheguy start presences
for the firm in Manchester and Sydney after leaving National
College of Design & Technology faculty. Jack Yan, Simone
Knol, Rebecca Thorpe give first TV interviews for journalist
Kelly Davis. JY&A Fonts begins ecommerce sales through Flashline
and, later, Design Online. Lucire
begins syndication deal with One Zero Media for the AltaVista
Fonts begins online sales at MyFonts.com.
Growth in London presence for JY&A
Consulting. Jack Yan ends lecturing tenure in favour of
occasional visiting lectureships.
||Divisions receive more autonomy and get rebranded
Fonts becomes part of JY&A Imaging, which also includes
photography and illustration. CAP
shifted to JY&A
Consulting. More public appearances by Jack Yan & Associates
team members including international speakers events in
US, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, and network television interviews.
Lucire overtakes British
Vogue in ranking terms, according to Alexa Internet. Representation
in Israel and Sweden for JY&A
Consulting. First Jack Yan & Associates alum birth:
Livia Robinson, born to former staffer Hayley Lynch Robinson
and her husband Michael, who were married early in the year.
September 11 hits Lucire
coverage of New York Fashion Week and companys New York
expansion plans. National Image and Competitive Advantage
published, Detective Marketing published in English
after success in Swedish.
||Fifteenth anniversary year. Speakers tours:
Jack Yan goes to Stockholm, Sweden; Stefan Engeseth to London,
New York. More new products for JY&A
Fonts, with busiest release schedule since 1995. Cooperation
with design councils such as Icograda
and AGDA on content. Lucire
celebrates fifth anniversary with party in Auckland, New Zealand.
Lucire becomes Official Internet Partner of LOréal
New Zealand Fashion Week. Jack Yan launches personal
partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
the first fashion magazine to earn such a privilege. Gets
Webby Award nomination,
covered on network television and Tribune stations in the
US. Jack Yan authors paper on the spirituality-and-business
connection for Amsterdam conference. Stefan Engeseths
reaches third edition; Stefan speaks in Dubai, Helsinki, Riga.
JY&A Fonts finally
releases OpenType version of JY Integrity; introduces JY Klin
OT. JY&A Media
relaunches with Senior Partner, Web Development Nigel Dunn,
based in Auckland, New Zealand. Amanda Dolheguy founds affiliate
JY&A Medias work in PR formalized. Beyond
Branding book, co-authored by Jack Yan, released in
London by Kogan Page in October (blog
launched around this time). Medinge
Group formalized in November. Lucire print magazine
possibility announced December 7.
becomes official media partner of Stockholm
FashionDays and media partner of San
Francisco Fashion Week; celebrates five years of New York
Fashion Week coverage at Thom Bar at 60 Thompson Hotel. Lucire
launches as a print fashion
magazine in another pioneering movethe first time
anyone had taken a web magazine in this sector and extended
it into a print format. Jack Yans Typography
and Branding published at the end of the year.
Romania launches, marking the first time a web site
had become a print magazine in more than one country. Stefan
published with its typography designed by Jack Yan. Beyond
Branding in paperback. Eugene Jaffe and Israel Nebenzahl
release second edition of National Image and Competitive
Advantage. Lucire hosts US party at Crowbar, Manhattan:
700 guests arrive. Summer
Rayne Oakes Behind
the Label editorials begin appearing in Lucire.
||Jack Yan launches
his own blog separately
from Beyond Branding: within two weeks, it is quoted
by Der Spiegel and The Guardian. Summer
Rayne Oakes becomes acting editor for Lucire and,
eventually, its editor-at-large.
||Tenth anniversary of Lucire. Summer
Rayne Oakes profile rises substantially as she appears
in Vanity Fair, GQ Deutschland and other media, and becomes
an adviser on Discovery Channels Planet Green. Jack Yan begins appearances on al-Jazeera’s English service. Launch
of The Journal of the
Medinge Group. Additional countries mooted for Lucire.
||Twenty-first anniversary of Jack Yan & Associates.
Twinpalms Lucire launched in Thailand. Lucire
launches mobile edition after seven years of waiting for
the technology to catch up to its needs, and Lucire
TV segments begin appearing more regularly.