Slanted

Slanted.de ist ein Weblog, das Typografie und Gestaltung zu seinem Thema macht. 2004 gegründet, ist er inzwischen zu einem wichtigen Design-Portal und Diskussions-Forum im deutschsprachigen Raum herangewachsen.

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The Natural Enemies of Books

The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), Natural Enemies includes several new essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Aquarium’s website

Take a little time to dive through the new and unique website of the rock band Aquarium—and in this case, we mean literally dive. Believe us, you have never experienced anything like this before. The Art. Lebedev Studio has created something truly unique here. The Aquarium’s website combines music, effects, and technology in an extraordinary way. The main page is a world where the visitor becomes a traveler. Everything here is permeated with symbols, even though only the greatest aficionados can see… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: designfabrik @ BASF Creation Center

The newly released Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Octothorpe

Octothorpe is an intricate, dazzling, high-powered display font based on Tony Wenman’s font Stripes released by Letraset in 1972, it is now a smart typographic tool that lets you design impactful, provocative pieces of digital lettering. Octothorpe’s eight stroke lines immerses the reader in a hypnotic and variegated path, made of infinite possibilities and from which it is difficult to return. Re-emerging with the name of ‚Octothorpe‘ and as a part of the process of reanimation one of the tasks… learn more

Slanted  Iván Moreno | 
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Design of Uruguay

Design of Uruguay is a project that pursues to build an archive dedicated to graphic arts in the Uruguayan territory. The objective is to discover how the different activities of the past were communicated in order to understand the behavior of design as a communication channel. It also seeks to revalue and rescue part of our cultural heritage through a look at the various compositions. It is hoped to generate through the achievement of the objectives a strengthening of the value of Uruguayan… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Zürcher Theater Spektakel

The 41st edition of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel: (Not) A festival will take place from August 13th to 30th, 2020 in an alternative form. The complete program and further information can be found here. Studio Marcus Kraft has designed the accompanying campaign: Barrier tape and scenes with crowds of people are the main elements. When the Swiss Federal Government decided in April that major events are not permitted until at least the end of August, the festival program and the campaign were already… learn more

Slanted  Marcus Kraft | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Mark Kulakoff / BUCK

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. During our stay we took the chance to visit and interview the designer Mark Kulakoff. He is a design driven maker… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Let’s Play Outdoors & Little Big Rooms

There are many children’s books, but not all of them please us as much as these two releases from Little Gestalten. Especially in times of closed day-care centers and schools, it is more important than ever that the home is suitable for children and offers many play opportunities. Little Big Rooms gives valuable tips and unusual furnishing ideas. When it comes to going outside, Let’s Go Outdoors! offers an incredible variety of play ideas for different age groups … and parents will have fun doing it… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Netzhaut

Films, concerts, live events and movie theater under the stars: the Netzhaut Ton Film Festival Wiener Neustadt takes place in the Bürgermeistergarten in front of the Museum St. Peter at the Sperr and in the movie theater in the Stadttheater Wiener Neustadt from August 27th to 30th, 2020. International films are shown in the three program series Fiction, Documentary and Newcomer Film. In the presence of the filmmakers, the selection is dedicated to this year’s focus on Truth and Reality… learn more

Slanted  CIN CIN | 
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Mail

For Mail, artist Mungo Thomson (b. 1969, Davis, CA) asked The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to let their incoming mail accumulate unopened during the run of the 2013 exhibition, Stories for Almost Everyone. Over the course of the show a pile of correspondence and packages grew, forming a temporary archive and timepiece. It is part sculpture, part institutional critique, part clock. The book functions both as an artwork and as an elaborate and exhaustive documentation of the work as realized by the… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Happening Studio

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. While we were in L.A. we took a look into the activities of Happening Studio which is built on a creative force… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Visual Coexistence

In Visual Coexistence Ruedi Baur and his research team analyze visual graphics from different cultures and identify their specific principles of depiction. Interdisciplinary and intercultural experience coupled with sophisticated knowledge and skills are required for devising appropriate, differentiated design solutions for the global context. The research was preceded by a comprehensive case study on the coexistence of Chinese and Latin as well as Arabic and Latin writing. The study culminates in an… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Thelo

Thelo is a type family that emerged from a consideration of the publishing conditions in the digital era. Designed by Tassiana Nuñez Costa between 2014 and 2020, the typeface aims to answer contemporary editorial questions of coherence and legilibility accross medias and reading formats. In order to adapt to different reading contexts, on screen as well as on paper, and to allow for an efficient hierarchization of content, Thelo has three variations of optical sizes (Display, Text, and Micro) that refer… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Gutenberg-Museum Mainz

Our new Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. In its state capital Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg invented letterpress printing and delivered the first printed Bible in 1456, and probably drank a pint of wine on it. In the Slanted Special Issue Rhineland… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Free Poster

Free Poster is a non-profit cooperative project which connects artistic productions within public and pri­vate spaces through analog media. It is published by Matter Of. Free Posters will be displayed widely and free of charge internationally in reopened facilities and bookstores. They can also be ordered free of charge at the Matter Of Shop. The poster itself is a mobile medium that has no fixed home, but is intended to find one through its scattered presentation. Free Posters are platforms for… learn more

Slanted  Matter Of | 

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