Design blogs

Letterform Variations

Set grids and rules give people the space to think and invent creatively. With its firm shapes and clear grids, Letterform Variations inspires in many ways and gives the creative mind the space for new ideas and development. We are very proud to present it to you today for the first time. 692 pages containing 19,840 letters, all derived from one framework. Letterform Variations is a playful study into letterform construction using basic grid and shape based systems, and its potential to generate vast… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

I’m going slightly maed …

We would like to invite you to join the exhibition I’m going slightly maed …. The Master’s program Editorial Design (MA ED) of the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Design and Frappanz will show selected Master’s projects in a new exhibition series starting in November, 2021. With I’m going slightly maed …, the design works will be presented to a larger public in order to make the complexity and relevance of editorial design visible. Magazines, newspapers, and books… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— viola dessin | 

Followers of the Flow

Today we are presenting you the book Followers of the Flow by Jonas Wyssen, which deals with the flow experience as a creative tool and is now available at Slanted Shop! Followers of the Flow is printed by Brandbook in Germany. It traces the evolution of the freestyle movement of the 1990s, a movement that does not just refer to sports but to a mindset which is currently enjoying a renaissance in modern society. What is the connection between freestyle and creativity? How can the flow… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Support „Be Water my Friend“ on Kickstarter

Inspired by an interview with Bruce Lee, where he refers to an aspect of Taoist philosophy, that water can teach us „the way,“ the graphic designer, creative activist, lecturer, author, and founder of the eponymous studio for branding communication Rafael Bernardo started to wonder whether he „was water“ in his creative workflow. Now, five years later, he wrote and designed a book with 224 pages, which is divided 50/50 into the parts Roots and Wings. It is now time to bring this project to life:… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

NN Didot Modern

Didot Modern is the result of a collaboration between Arnaud Chemin and Nouvelle Noire that started in 2019. It is a hybrid typeface consisting of ten weights, combining upright and italic styles. The letters’ general proportions refer back to the Didones from the French printing tradition, and they are mixed with expressive features invoking geometry and minimalism. Their flat endings, sharp triangular serifs, and a multitude of stylistic features bring the historic Didot legacy into the new digital… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

4th Session TypeTechMeetUp

The final and 4th Session TypeTechMeetUp with the Type, Design, and Society theme will take place on November 19th, 2021, starting at 4:30 p.m. (CET) for about 2.5 hours followed by a relaxing online Chill & Chat. View teaser here. For this final session we have the brilliant Fiona Ross together with renowned designer and researcher Alice Savoie, design educator Rafael Dietzsch, and Senior Lecturer Sumanthri Samarawickrama as main speakers, followed by two shorter presentations by design… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Junge Grafik N°1

The board members of the Junge Grafik association invested more than two years of preparation for this moment. „It is great to see everything come together tonight. The winners of Junge Grafik N°1 will be celebrated and will be able to meet and network with important people from the graphic design industry here on site. We have been working towards this moment,“ says Loana Boppart, who is responsible for the project. Young Graphic Design From All Over Switzerland The promotional award for young… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Junge Grafik | 

Typodarium 2022

The Typodarium 2022 —a classic among type calendars brings type inspiration day by day. 248 type designers from 35 countries all over the world show fresh fonts and trendy typefaces. Fancy fonts, long-lasting reading fonts and noble ornamental fonts. There is something for every taste and every occasion! The robust box in which the Typodarium 2022 is packaged is a treasure chest for creatives who swear by the Power of Type. Zoom, Teams, and Wonder.me: the screen has dominated our everyday lives… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Wochenender

The books of the Wochenender series are companions for trips and short getaways to great areas that are not far from the big cities. Shown are wonderful places, shops, stores, and places to stay. For a weekend or longer, at any time of the year. The idea for the Wochenender was developed over many years in the mind of Elisabeth Frenz. She is a photojournalist in Hamburg and has been traveling to the North Sea with her family for a long time. And she thought it was time to share this passion… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Medienhaus Lectures 2021

Among other things, design is always performance. The Medienhaus Lectures 2021 take a look at performance in design beyond the moment of presentation. Type, color, materiality, etc. are design elements that have their own performativity. The same is true for the human body. So could the design process be considered a performance? How diverse are the bodies involved? How differentiated is the body image in the field of design? And, what are the performative effects on bodies of norms and rules derived… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Henrike Uthe | 

Typeface of the Month: Everett Mono

With the month of November, we want to introduce you to our new Typeface of the Month: Everett Mono. The monospace version of the already very well developed Everett from the Swiss type foundry TYPE.WELTKERN®. A monospace version of Everett has always been part of the project, since its very beginning in 2015. At this point, only the Mono Regular cut existed and grew over time alongside its normal, proportional siblings. The typographic program became then more ambitious: translating 20 styles of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021

The Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 is the world’s most important book fair, as well as an outstanding social and cultural event. This year it could finally take place again with an audience. We visited the book fair to get an idea of the latest trends and publications from the world of design books. Among them were the award-winning publications of the Stiftung Buchkunst. There were many exceptional books to see, which we were able to browse through. Among all the new publications, we also discovered… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Film Festival Cologne—Die Macht der Bilder

For anyone for whom the digital Film Festival Cologne is not enough, the matching print magazine Film Festival Cologne—Die Macht der Bilder is now available in Slanted Shop! Die Macht der Bilder (engl. The Power of Images) is the common thread running through the program of this year’s FILM FESTIVAL COLOGNE. The festival with its film screenings, the supporting program, and all the opportunities for personal exchange. The festival took place this year from October 21st to 28th. Once again, the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Pleasure

With great „pleasure“ we would like to introduce you to the newly released typeface Pleasure by Pizza Typefaces. The Pleasure font is almost a running grotesque font. However, its geometric shapes did not resist the urge to be led, for certain letters, to an extrapolation of the terminals by converting them into loops. A characteristic that gives the typeface an original taste and a certain irony in the rolling of the eyes. Launched in March 2020 by Mothi Limbu of FlirtStudio, Pleasure is… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

Slanted Magazine #38—COLOURS

Joan Miro said: „I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.“ Ultimately, Slanted Magazine #38—Colours is an ode to the joy and happiness of life with all its gradations of symbolism and meaningful implications. Color is more than just fashion. It is a statement for an entire era! In the spring of 2021, Slanted Publishers launched a global call for submissions and showcases of color. From more than 1,300 submissions, the works of 300 designers, illustrators… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

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