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Beyond Design

The publication Beyond Design: Making Socially Relevant Projects Successful  is now available at Slanted Shop. The time has come in which graphic designers are playing an important role in rendering ever more complicated information transparent and understandable for a wider audience. To stress this urgency, Renate Boere dove headfirst in the world of project management lingo, confidentiality statements, copyright, complicated contracts, the search for stakeholders, and grant applications. This… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Rack

„Rack came to me one night before bedtime with no meaning, no sense to me. It just came and used me as a tool and I did my best. Nothing more, nothing less. And here’s the result of my skill and knowledge at this point. I enjoyed working on it and it was really fun designing all the different shapes. Tens of them ended up in trash—too weird, too simple, too complicated, you name it.“ — Designer Jan Charvát Rack is unicase, but consists of two different alphabets, both of them fully Latin-extended… learn more

Slanted  renegadefonts | 
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The Digital Shift

The Digital Shift is changing the world as we know it. Previously unimaginable technological possibilities are already in motion—or just around the corner. The rise of Artificial Intelligence will create new business models, products, and services. But in order to establish a new global prosperity paradigm, the industry must finally start thinking radically from a human perspective. Artificial Intelligence must become civilized. Artificial Intelligence must complete a transition, to what we call Personal… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Teasing Typography

We are very excited about today’s release Teasing Typography by graphic designer Juliane Nöst, a book that, with its logical structure and rebellious results, opens up new views of the world of boundary-pushing typography. How does typography behave under extreme conditions? What visual phenomenons, patterns, artifacts, and graphic elements can be provoked by pushing type through extreme grids and using extreme typographic parameters? At what point does a text step back to its original purpose of… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Werkschau Augsburg 2020/2021

The Werkschau Augsburg 2020/2021 catalog is accompanying the Werkschau 2020/2021. The Werkschau takes place at Zoom on Friday, March 19th. This years catalog is very special edition, which was created in the course „Illustration Project Werkschau“ by communication design students at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. The catalog Gesichter und Geschichten (Faces and Stories) is a farewell and a memory, with portrait illustrations that show the graduates of the Faculty of Design. To be able… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Call for Entries—Mut zur Wut 2021

The Call for Entries— Mut zur Wut 2021 just startet and you can upload your posters to the international competition’s website until April 30th! Mut zur Wut is back! … And will start this year with its first biennale edition after taking the last year off and will continue to take place every two years from now on. What a crazy last year it has been and as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, our world may seem turbulent and heated. Public discourse is often one-sided and fierce, and… learn more

Slanted  Mut zur Wut e.V. | 
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Detail in typography

The publication Detail in typography  is now available at  Slanted Shop. An attractive, interesting layout can certainly attract and please the reader; but when the details are not good, reading requires more effort and any pleasure is short-lived. Detail in typography is a concise and close-up view of the subject—letters, words, the line, and the space around the elements—and it discusses what is essential for the legibility of the text. Yet this is more than a guide to correct typography. How is it… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Pata Slab

Pata Slab was created as a letter-based balm to a very difficult past year, of which it’s safe to say that the mounting parfait of unprecedented events left no one unscathed. Pata Slab is an optimistic typeface that, lacking descenders, is all upside. Pata is a font that’s assertive, funky, and more than a little sexy. All characters grow upward from the baseline. Named after a colloquialism for „feet,“ it features ultra-heavy slabs and contrasting hairline centers that rise from its chunky… learn more

Slanted  michubenaim | 
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Colours—Call for Submissions

Now, the Colours—Call for Submissions for the upcoming issue of Slanted Magazine has officially started! Joan Miro said: „I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.“ We are inviting you to submit your work, showing COLOURS. We want to celebrate happiness, joy of life, power and / or symbolism. And meaning of colour. We look for contrast, colourful typography, gradients, fun, chaos, shock. We celebrate art, illustration, fashion, photography—but most of all we look… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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LL Heymland

LL Heymland expands on an archive discovery attributed to Solomon Telingater (1903–1969), a legendary Soviet graphic artist who, with Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sergey Eisenstein, El Lissitzky, and others, initiated the constructivist October Group. The undated, unsigned, single-page calligraphic study found in his estate refers to Rudolf Koch’s exceptional Koch Antiqua   (ca. 1922) and most likely originated in the early 1960s. In 2018, it caught the attention of Yevgeniy Anfalov, who eventually adapted the… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Marginalia

The publication Marginalia draws our attention to the overlooked elements that coexist in carefully designed books. Removing the text and images from a selection of art books designed by Anja Lutz in close collaboration with the individual artists reveals the nondescript details: the margins, the edges, the backgrounds, the spaces between the lines … Each book is unique in its choice of format, material, layout, composition, and rhythm. The selected pages underwent a process of transformation in… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Walkshow

This year’s Werkschau of graduates in Communication Design at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, Germany, is entitled Walkshow and will still take place until the 4th of March. Since it was not possible to hold their exhibition within a closed venue, due to the corona crisis, the current Werkschau is being presented in a completely new format. Several institutions and businesses have provided the graduates with their shop windows for presentation. The 26 projects of the… learn more

Slanted  Theo Steiner | 
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Zum Licht

In 2018, Prof. Felix Müller and the Berlin-based light artist Nils-R. Schultze won the Light-Art-Competition BTHVN 2020 in honor of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, with their light installation series ZUM LICHT. The task was, to tie in with the musical work of Beethoven and to establish a connection to his birthplace Bonn. A transformation, though not to the extent that the city has changed since Beethoven’s work, is the goal. The urban spaces are to be experienced in a new way, and new… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Zweitakt

The publication Zweitakt  is now available at  Slanted Shop. Thirty years after the German reunification, the name Simson is immediately associated with the legendary two-wheelers which today have acquired an iconic status even in the West of Germany. The cult surrounding the many different versions of the Simson moped, produced at the Suhl factory, appears to grow steadily. This product of the GDR attracts increasing fascination the more time goes by since the eclipse of the regime. Simson clubs… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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CoFo Cinema 1909

The typeface CoFo Cinema 1909, an old-fashioned elegance and reinterpreted classic, was specially designed for the identity of the Khudozhestvenny Cinema, one of Moscow’s historical landmark attractions. The restoration of the Khudozhestvenny Cinema—one of the main symbols of the capital of Russia with more than a century of history—has been completed in Moscow. Using the original drawings of Fyodor Schechtel and photographs that have been preserved in the archives, the restorers managed to recreate… learn more

Slanted  smehikudri | 

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