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Slanted in L.A.: Jeffery Keedy

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. Mr. Keedy is an educator, designer, type designer, and writer, who has been teaching in the Graphic Design Program… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

20+ Best InDesign TriFold Templates 2021

In this post, we’re featuring a handpicked collection of the best InDesign trifold templates you can use to make professional brochures for promoting businesses and brands. Brochures are the most effective way to promote your brand to a target audience to explain your business goals, mission, as well as to showcase products and services. With the right brochure design, you’ll be able to win more clients and stand out from your competition at the same time. With these trifold brochure templates, you’ll… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2021)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows. The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2021. Take note of special features to find the… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 


Most typefaces can be classified into one of four basic groups: those with serifs, those without serifs, scripts, and decorative styles. Over the years, typographers and scholars of typography have developed various systems to define those categories, subsequently some of these systems have scores of sub-categories. In order to bring light into the typographical maze, to make classifications possible for both—experts and non-professionals—the typ/o project was conceived as a mobile-first website for… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— typ-o | 

Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

It’s inevitable: At some point you will lose a project due to a crash, virus, or by accident. But you can be ready to recover information and data quickly with the right data recovery software. There are a plethora of tools on the market – some paid, some free – that can help you bet lost files back. Here, we’re going to look at 7 of the best options so you have one of these tools at the ready when you need it. Perfect for designers, developers, or anyone who wants to have a magic tool up their sleeve… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Branding is an important aspect of every business. Not just for big companies and startups, but it’s also true for freelancers and professionals. Especially for designers. The way you create your personal brand will play a key role in your success as a professional. Because your brand is how your clients perceive your work and your business. How do you create a successful personal brand? As the brand futurist Simon Mainwaring said, you should first „define what your brand stands for, its core values… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Identity Letters

Experienced designers know that choosing the right typeface is often worth its weight in gold. On the other hand, buying and managing the corresponding licenses rarely causes jubilation. Reason enough for type designer Moritz Kleinsorge to develop his own, deliberately simple licensing model for his typefaces. Graphic Designer will be happy about this one, because Kleinsorge’s Foundry called Identity Letters makes font purchase easy. Furthermore the new foundry shows up with an accurate typefaces and a… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

Wolfgang Tillmans. four books.

The works of photographer Wolfgang Tillmans have always had a unique visual language that shapes our perception of the world. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of TASCHEN, where he has already published four books in the course of his career, the book Wolfgang Tillmans. four books. has now been published, which presents overlapping perspectives from his previous books with new works on over 500 pages. Thus, his fifth book is a retrospective, but also a look into the present, which, thanks to… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s preview of what’s going to be hot in 2021. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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