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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Drifting East

Five countries. Seven cities. Drifting East—A journeyman’s travelogue is the documentation of a graphic design master student’s trip through Southeast Europe. Inspired by an old ongoing craftsman tradition, the Journeyman Years, Paul Voggenreiter offered his expertise as a graphic designer outside of his usual environment. In the period from September 16th to December 20th, 2018, Paul associated various collaborations with artists and cultural workers in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania… learn more

Slanted  Paul Voggenreiter | 
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Support „Woodcut Vibes“ on Kickstarter

Today starts the Kickstarter-campaign for Woodcut Vibes, a book initiated by illustrator Roman Klonek, which gives an extensive insight into the work process and the backgrounds of his woodcut printings. Take a look at the campaign and find many additional rewards that Roman has created with his woodcuts. Roman Klonek, born in Kattowitz, Poland, has a spot for old fashioned cartoons and modern block printing styles. In the 90s he studied Graphic Arts in Düsseldorf and discovered a passion for woodcut… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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PUBLIC—Editorial Design from Cairo 

Publishing can take a myriad of forms and formats, which are united in the act of making things public. Referring to the original sense of the Latin word „publicare“ (engl. to make sth. public), the question of publishing is a hybrid of display and creating something physical in order to create an audience. Publishing media, whether digital or printed, assigned or self-initiate, could be ordered by their frequency of appearance—from newsfeed, daily or weekly newspaper, poster, magazine or journal, book or… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Photographic Studies

Archives are storages, which carry the responsibility of universal knowledge, but if you look closer they are so much more. They are the basis of the recapturement and redefinement of communities, which require former knowledge to change. Universities and their communities are constantly changing, as different personalities create, research, and work together. So what could be more interesting than an archive of one of these universities. The photography degree courses of the Dortmund University of… learn more

Slanted  photographicstudies.net | 
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Case and Turbine

Just a few weeks after Fontwerk has launched with ten type families, the foundry is growing fast and surprises again with brand-new content. Another two superfamilies are following: Case by none other than Erik Spiekermann who collaborated with Anja Meiners and Ralph du Carrois to create a modern Neo-Grotesque for the new Twenties and Turbine, a Neo-Grotesque with superelliptical curves designed by Felix Braden. Case is the essence of several corporate type projects the trio collaborated… learn more

Slanted  Floodfonts | 
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Everything So Democratic And Cool

Familiar faces, anonymous portraits, abandoned landscapes, animals and urban spaces— EVERYTHING SO DEMOCRATIC AND COOL designed by Matthias Last’s Studio Last  sketches an associative collage of our collective present. The images selected for the retrospective of  Christian Werner’s  photographic work are drawn from various series and contexts: shots from fashion shoots, commissions for magazines and private portraits, as well as personal projects. They reveal the variety of Werner’s work, and the vision… learn more

Slanted  Studio Last | 
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Slanted #36—Coexist Special Edition

On occasion of the release of  Slanted Magazine #36—COEXIST, a limited special edition has been published which is exclusively available in the Slanted Shop. The edition contains a high-quality shirt from Reell  with a design by the AGI member  Andrew Ashton. Show your love! Coexist–One and all, me and we Born in 1969, Andrew Ashton grew up in between the leafy suburbs of Sydney, and rural life in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Ashton works as a graphic designer, image-maker, strategic communicator… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Call for Entries Yearbook of Type 2020/21

After the successes of its first four editions the Call for Entries for the Yearbook of Type 2021/22 starts again. The book will be published in spring 2021 and will follow the same design concept as the fourth edition. It presents a selection of contemporary typefaces from larger typeface publishers as well as smaller, independent typographers and foundries in the form of a clear, comprehensive compendium. Each individual typeface in the Yearbook of Type is presented on one spread. The left side… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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DDCAST—Was ist gut?

Once, Jason Silva, a well known techno futurist from the USA, said „What we design designs us back.“ Design has a great influence on our existence and living together, which is exactly the message of the DDCAST—Was ist gut? („What is Good“) The call for fundamental changes in our planetary reality is getting louder and louder, as the sea level rises and a global crisis shows also the vulnerability of the Western world. It is not possible to continue as before and will inevitably plunge us into the next… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Ragtag

Ragtag is an adventurous display typeface that’s fun, graphic, and loud. Each letter is unique and designed so it composes beautifully with all others—but can also stand on its own as an accent piece or as part of a design. Ragtag features three glyph sets (A–Z, 0–9) plus a few extra goodies like eñes and diacritics. The typeface was inspired by the scattered crew of makers and designers at branding and creative studio In-House International, which is a fully remote creative home based in Austin, Texas… learn more

Slanted  michubenaim | 
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dai—Designing with Artificial Intelligence Conference / Review

„What would you think if a robot smiled at you? Would you think it was genuine, or incredibly creepy?“ This question was among other things discussed at the dai—Designing with Artificial Intelligence Conference, and shows that Artificial Intelligence is no longer only concerning tech freaks. It is common and might be easy to assume AI has nothing to do with oneself, while in contrast it impacts the everyday life. In reality, AI is encountered by most people from morning until night. Even more a s a… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Designing Sustainable Cities

The fact that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, the subject of „sustainable urban design“ is an important issue for UNESCO’s Cities of Design. Taking into account that urban design can make a significant contribution to positive changes in environmental and social matters, the book presents seven inspirational examples for copying. Included are analyses and measures for the cities of Detroit, Graz, Istanbul, Mexico City, and Puebla, as well as non-location bound projects. The… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Dédale

Dédale, designed by Thomas Bouville in 2020, is a hybrid type family inspired by inscriptions cut into the stone of the underground passages of the Paris Catacombs. Identified while exploring underground, the diversity of the inscriptions and their varying states of erasure inspired the designer’s unique approach. Rather than seeking to unearth the original drawings of the stone engravers (in an attempt to „rewind“ the flow of time), Thomas Bouville sought to reveal links between the inscriptions and… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Vitra Summit 2020

Vitra announces the program for its first digital summit, scheduled on October 22nd and 23rd, 2020. This year has radically changed our perception of space: We started avoiding places we share with strangers or any environment that could subject us to chance encounters. We were ordered to remain in our homes by governments worldwide. Companies were forced into the mass experiment of remote working. Our homes suddenly became a place in which to work, spend time with the family, learn, celebrate, grieve, and… learn more

Slanted  Lara Zettl | 
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Basics Blog Post #2

Basics Blog Post #2 is now available: A curated selection of works from last years basic studies is published by UdK Verlag. Exploring essential design components such as lines, patterns and bodies the high-quality postcard set includes ten motifs from past semester projects. Its associated appearance and social media motion graphic were designed by students of the Visual Communications basic course. The postcard sets are now available from UdK Verlag. This project was initiated and implemented by the… learn more

Slanted  Henrike Uthe | 

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