Emigre - Pioneers of 80's Foundry and Typographic Design...
To me one of the Pioneers of the 80's. Founded in 84 by Rudy Vanderlans and his Wife, I first became aware of their work in early 85 after being sent a copy of their Magazine by a Graphic Design friend of mine who was working in London at the time. Heavily criticised by some design heavyweights of the time, they went on to create some of the most iconic fonts of the late 20th Century and still have a strong place in current typographic design and thinking.
There is also a very good Essay reference section on their website, which is worth a look for entry level research.