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The World’s Best Typography

The beautiful book The World’s Best Typography features over 500 full-color images of international graphic design and type design. It shows the winning designs for the Type Directors Club’s competitions. The World’s Best Typography is the only awards annual devoted exclusively to typography. It presents the winning designs for the Type Directors Club’s two respected annual competitions: the 67th annual communications design competition (TDC67) and the 24th TDC Typeface Design Competition. The World’s Best learn more

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From Adinkra to Shweshwe

From Adinkra to Shweshwe gives you a great insight into the different types of African patterns and how they are being used in a modern way. First African artifacts were brought to Europe in the 1880s during the colonization period. African furniture, textile, jewelry seemed too unusual for Europeans to be perceived as a piece of art instead of just historical artifacts. Artists of the 19th century were not openly admitting their fondness for colorful African arts. The first ones who publicly disclosed thei learn more

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Typeface of the Month: Show Me the Mono

The new year has begun and it is time to present you our first Typeface of the Month: Show Me the Mono. It is a monospace typeface from the Berlin-based type foundry Mota Italic. Show Me the Mono began in Mumbai, India, in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. It was initially intended to be a fun distraction from the hard lockdown („hard“ as in not leaving a tiny studio apartment for almost six months). After a few months of focused work, the fonts were well underway, but nowhere near complete. To help get th learn more

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Surface N° 2

Surface N° 2 is the second edition with which the paper brand Arctic Volume presents international artists and their works—this time under the heading of hyperrealism. The 15 artists featured—including Wang & Söderström, Cody Cobb, and Namsa Leuba —show images in which reality and fantasy merge, boundaries dissolve, and irritating perspectives are exposed. On view are cityscapes, landscapes, and scenic compositions, as well as portraits of animals and people. Surface N° 2 is an edition that features the learn more

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No. 3 Series

Today we want to introduce you to No. 3 Series— a typeface for a variety of large scale applications by Road to Venice Type. No. 3 Series is created to be used for titling, visual identities, books, magazines, mobile patterns, and websites. It has the characteristics of humanist letters, borrows from periods before and long after the Renaissance—the increased contrast, and is drawn into a contemporary context. The typeface covers three widths in large steps, Normal, Narrow, and Poster, and has numerous liga learn more

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Schrift. Wahl und Mischung

Today we would like to introduce you to the publication Schrift. Wahl und Mischung by Kai Büschl and Oliver Linke that can guide you in deciding on the right typeface for your next design project. Again and again the same question: Which font is the right one for my project? Oliver Linke and Kai Büschl, both type experts and type designers, have created a comprehensive work that systematically approaches the topics of font selection and font blending, and offers well-founded assistance. How to correctly ass learn more

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Gta21

Today we want to share Studio Blok’s design for the GTA21 exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA). They created the exhibition identity including environmental graphics and printed publication for the museum’s exhibit of 21 local artists. Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21), a large-scale exhibition and new triennial—brings together 21 of the most energizing artists and art collectives working in Toronto and asks each one of them to consider: „What is urgent to you today?“. Rooted in the profou learn more

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Out Of Office

OUT OF OFFICE  is Concrete Nature’s latest risograph printed publication. It features across two volumes the photographic work of international creatives produced between March 2020 and May 2021. The first volume is set in the urban environments we live and work in. It explores the impact of the pandemic on cities across the globe, our connection to others and nature. The second volume is set in the wilderness of the great outdoors. It examines our longing for natural elements and others in the space of cha learn more

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Utopolis

More than 20 Hungarian artists, graphic designers, and typographers show how they imagine an idealistic world in an online exhibition called Utopolis, organized by Balka as the official program of Design Week Budapest 2021. Utopolis is a place, to where you can’t plan the way, you can only arrive here, no roads or coordinates are there to lead. In this alternative reality, all challenges have been solved, the self-drawn walls have collapsed, and the constraints and obligations that have become redundant hav learn more

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Slanted Winter Break 21/22

From December 23rd we will be taking our annual winter break to recharge our batteries and tackle many new projects in the new year full of energy! From January 10th, 2022, we will be back in person for you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, media partners, supporters, cooperation partners, friends, editorial staff, and all contributors who make Slanted in all its facets possible. This year has been so incredible for us with all the wonderful book and magazine releases. Many of th learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

The New Era Magazine

Today we would like to present you to the Swedish magazine The New Era. The New Era Magazine is a beautifully crafted print publication focusing on Scandinavian interiors, design, art, and craft. With their base and area of expertise firmly in Scandinavia, they meet architects, interior designers, urban farmers, artists, and craftspeople who contribute to the visual and material culture. They invite their readers to the most inspiring homes and spaces in the Nordics, while at the same time discussing topics learn more

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Vignelli90

Today we would like to share with you the online poster exhibition Vignelli90 dedicated to the designer Massimo Vignelli. Vignelli90 is a poster exhibition to celebrate 90 years of Massimo Vignelli’s influence. Massimo was a renowned modernist who became among the world’s most influential post World War II designers. The exhibition aims to create a reflection on the relevance of his legacy. It is an invitation to think about him addressed in a different way, by using image and typography applied to a poster learn more

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KTF Rublena

Today we would like to share with you the free interpretation of the typeface Rublena by Kyiv Type Foundry : KTF Rublena. Rublena is the most used black grotesk on the ex-USSR terrain. It originated at the end of the nineteenth century in the city of Danzig (German Empire) as Zeitungs-Grotesque. According to researcher Dr. Dan Reynolds, „it was once the protype for a heavy sans serif in German type-making.“ Rublena is an „orphan child“ of the metal type era. This type came out just one year before copyright learn more

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kiosk magazine

kiosk magazine started as a free project by students at the Münster School of Design and was then realized through crowdfunding. The magazine collects stories and impulses in a place where everyone is welcome, where a short visit leads to a long conversation and one drink to the next. A mixed bag filled with loud and quiet voices, with addictive potential and things that scratch dreams like scratch cards. The team behind kiosk magazine wants to rethink the magazine medium. Therefore kiosk functions as a pla learn more

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100 beste Plakate 21 Deutschland Österreich Schweiz

From today it’s that time again: the competition 100 beste Plakate 21 Deutschland Österreich Schweiz (100 best posters 21 Germany Austria Switzerland) starts and posters can be submitted here. We can’t wait to see all the fantastic creations with color and typography artistry, the visionary illustrations, and stunning graphic design. Every year, the entries to the largest annual poster competition in the German-speaking world are selected. Only the hundred best make it into the highly regarded traveling exh learn more

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