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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cartographies

The publication Cartographies originated from a series of photos with the same name by Italian photographer Louis De Belle that portrays details of the clothes of passers-by glimpsed along the streets of Manhattan. Folds, stains, or little traces of clothing thus constitute impressions of everyday life, potential cartographies of everyoneʼs journeys. The book, devised in a newspaper format, is made up of twenty unstitched sheets held together with an elastic band, alternating original photographs… learn more

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typo/graphic posters

typo/graphic posters focuses exclusively on typographical and graphical posters, those that challenge type, colors, and shapes to express a message. Each poster is reviewed to meet a standard in visual qualities and functional efforts. Created in 2008, typo/graphic posters is developed and curated by André Felipe. Currently the site features 6,500+ posters in its archive, from 42 different countries, and created by 287 authors, that can be explored through an enhanced search with colors, tags, and… learn more

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Büro Destruct 4

The new book Büro Destruct 4 not only presents the best of realized projects of the past twelve years, but also intermediate steps, discards, experiments, and inspiration of the Bern-based and internationally renowned design studio Büro Destruct. The Swiss, who see themselves and their studio as a kind of band, again present a skillfully composed album with this new book. In contrast to the strict and somewhat restrained Swiss Style of the 1960s, Büro Destruct stands for design without the handbrake… learn more

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Hometown Journal

The Hometown Journal is about who we are—as creatives, as humans, as citizens. It’s where we come from and where we want to be going. Hometown  investigates the work of passionate creators all over the globe, as a reflection of today’s constantly evolving zeitgeist. By digging deep into the complex dynamics of modern-day systems and their functions, they hope to reach the core of each topic, and collectively discover new possibilities for change. Rooted in film, Hometown as a Duo has always been… learn more

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