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Linguhacks / Typohacks

The topic of gender-sensitive language for designers and in design discourses often still represents a major challenge. Even these days we are lacking a fair and sensitive understanding for non binary typography and language. Linguhacks / Typohacks is a book showing an approach of gender-sensitive language and typography. It deals with hacking methods for a non-binary use of typography in the German language. The book, as hinted at in the title, is divided into two parts: Linguhacks / Typohacks… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— hannahwitte | 

30+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2021

One of the most important aspects of pitching your startup is the presentation. In fact, it’s your pitch deck that’ll do most of the talking during your presentation. These startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates can make all the difference! It goes to say that your startup pitch deck needs to be more than perfect for your presentation to go smoothly. If you’re new to PowerPoint it’s best not to take on the task of designing the pitch deck. But the good news is that you don’t have to hire a designer… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Black Friday Deal: 40% discount on all Slanted back issues + special editions

Complete your library of Slanted magazines with our Black Friday Deal! 40% discount on all issues + special editions (#35 and earlier) til end of Friday (27.11.20, UTC +1) with discount code THISFUNKYFRIDAY at Slanted Shop! SHOP NOW! learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

7 New & Modern Color Trends 2021

Color is the main component of every design. Even though it may seem like colors always remain the same, it’s actually something that is everchanging. And as a result, it makes way for new color trends every year. In fact, Pantone recently introduced a whopping 294 new colors. According to the company, these colors were invented to fit in with modern trends and to appeal to the new generations. If you’re preparing to start a new design project, staying up-to-date on the latest trends is important… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2021

Even though Apple’s Keynote app gives you plenty of tools and options for creating beautiful presentations, it can be tricky to find the time to build a beautiful, custom design. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this collection of the best Keynote templates! With these templates, you don’t have to spend hours designing presentation slides. You can simply edit the slides that have already been crafted by professional designers, customize charts, change colors, and voila! You have your own… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

New and Freshly Printed Publications by POOL Publishing

While switching through the news, we have some good ones for you today. Slanted Shop has refilled its shelves with some brand-new freshly printed POOL Publishing’s publications. We present you two books, a calendar, and one post card set, which put a smile on one’s face in those times. Lost Spring 2020 was—and still is—a strange year. Starting off as self-therapy to cope with nameless solitude this body of work evolved into a documentation of 10 odd weeks. 10 weeks that didn’t line up with any… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Lara Zettl | 

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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