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Woodcut Vibes

We are very proud that today we can release the beautiful publication Woodcut Vibes by artist Roman Klonek. Let yourself be enchanted by this unique illustration form and be carried away into the magical world of woodcut printing. For the release of the publication we talk to Roman Klonek about his wood cut work and present the publication online. We look forward to your participation via Zoom! Be invited to JOIN THE MEETING on February, 10th, 2021, at 7 p.m. (UTC+1). The ID and password are needed… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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European Design Awards 2021

The European Design Awards 2021 is now officially open for entries. Designers from around Europe are invited to begin their submissions, which can be made before February 26th, 2021.   The European Design Awards is an annual event, bringing together the best examples of communication design in Europe. As a joint initiative by the major communication design magazines on the continent, it is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious design awards on an international level.   Winning an… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Stadio

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Aldo Novarese—Italian master of type design— Zetafonts is developing the digital revival of Stadio, a forgotten reverse contrast masterpiece designed by Novarese in 1974 and published only as rub-on transfer. Developed by Letraset in 1961, dry transfer letters have been for almost three decades an essential and beloved tool to graphic designers, architects, illustrators, and stationery lovers. In Italy the most famous alternative to Letraset was the R41 line produced… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Tonight at Merlin

The publication Tonight at Merlin captures the collection of posters graphic designers Mark Bohle and Raffael Kormann designed over the course of a year, for all concerts at the music and arts venue Kulturzentrum Merlin in Stuttgart. For each of the 80 posters, some of which have been awarded internationally, the publication offers an honest glimpse into the visual making-of and the corresponding thoughts behind. Moreover the publication is linked to the bands and their posters, enabling the reader… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Prima.Publikationen | 
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Stiftung Buchkunst: Call for Entries 2021 

The Stiftung Buchkunst (Engl.: Foundation for Book Design) invites you to participate in two of their competitions Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2021 (Engl.: The Best German Book Design 2021) and Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2021 (Engl.: Sponsorship Prize for Young Book Design 2021). The deadline for both competitions is March 31st, 2021. Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher 2021 (Engl.: The Best German Book Design) In the competition of Die Schönsten Deutschen Bücher by… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Parcours Winter 2021

As in every semester, the design graduates at the MSD, Münster School of Design present their final theses to the public at the Parcours Winter 2021. For years, Parcours has served as a platform for interchange, inspiration, and the shared love for design. The event will take place on the weekend from February 12th, 2021–February 14th, 2021. During the entire weekend, a digital zoom program awaits you that provide exciting insights into the diverse project work of the graduates. Design has never… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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TypeTech MeetUp—Second Session

The TypeTech MeetUp —Second Session with the theme Multiscript and Web typography will take place on February 26th, 2021, starting at 4:30 p.m. CET for about 2.5 hours followed by a relaxing online Chill & Chat. The TypeTech MeetUp is a forum to jointly develop, discuss, and document the current state of font technology as well as create a platform for the exchange of best practices, to advance the state of the art and to promote the integration of font technologies into the future of digital… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Index

INDEX is a publication series, library, and collaborative community based on continual remix, input, and output from an open-source, managed library of writing, photography, drawings, and design, by Virgilio Santos, Andrew Chee, and Marc Shillum. A collaboration across three states and two time zones, Index Issue #1 FLAT  explores and expresses what we observe as the flattening, flatness, and related qualities of living in the world today. Founded during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in 2020, INDEX is an… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— virgilio | 
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Spring! Der Traum vom erfolgreichen eigenen Atelier – und der sichere Weg dorthin

The publication Spring! Der Traum vom erfolgreichen eigenen Atelier – und der sichere Weg dorthin  is now available at  Slanted Shop. Guide to independence! In their studies and the first years of their careers, creative people learn a lot about crafts and techniques, they develop their style, discover their talent. What hardly comes up is the economic aspect of the creative life. They live for their ideas, but how they make a living from them remains a book with seven seals. As an employed designer you… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Related Stories

The lebanese based studio JPAG made a beautiful 3D video series called Related Stories. The series, containing of four scenes, with four different people in four different cities, was launched in November 2020 but remains comprehensible in view of the still ongoing situation. Human beings are buzzing with self-discovery and undeniable transformation. With an unstoppable contagion spread, the world was locked within itself, forced to think hard, and get creative to convert the homes from anti… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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character#02

character#02 is the second specimag by Character Type —a blend of type magazine and a typeface specimen. Their rich archive of collected typeface specimens and type magazines has inspired them to marry the two into one creative space and share some recent type-related thoughts and insights, while introducing Character Type’s newest typeface super family NewsSerif. character#02 features a photographic essay by Bettina Theuerkauf about the self-destructive tendencies of modern society. It also… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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Into the Wild—Designrundgang Offenbach

For five years now, Into the Wild—Designrundgang has been opening annually the doors to a diverse set of agencies and design studios in Offenbach, Germany. Graduates, professionals, and peers would undertake the endeavor to the „wild east“ of the Rhine-Main-Region where Offenbach used to be a place overshadowed by its big sister Frankfurt. Now they call it the new Neukölln, Bronx or other (rather silly) analogies. And yet, it’s still quite a surprise for some people when they discover the scale of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Paul Kremershof | 
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Four Worlds

The work Four Worlds displays four tapestries of artist and designer Hannah Waldron on paper. It was published on the occasion of her solo exhibition Solmania  at the Studio Fotokino, Marseille—which took place from October 10th, 2020 until November 22nd, 2020. Each tapestry is reproduced as a leporello, and is accompanied by a text written by the artist. The female weavers featured in these artworks represent four examples of the craftsperson as worldmaker, and relate to tales from classical… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— HannahWaldron | 
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Systematic Book Design?

Systematic Book Design? was written for a lecture the Swiss typographer and graphic designer Jost Hochuli gave for the first time in Munich in 2007, and then at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2011 on the initiative of F7. The text has been first published in Back Cover magazine in 2011. John Morgan’s foreword was especially written for the present edition. Does designing a book follow a logical and well-thought-out process? Jost Hochuli studies the crucial role played by instinct throughout the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Éditions B42 | 
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Diode

Diode is a modular geometric type system developed by MuirMcNeil, a London-based graphic design studio working in visual identity, brand communications, and typography, in collaboration with Natasha Lucas. The Diode project began as one of a series of visual experiments examining the interdependence of positive and negative spaces in typographic forms, a feature that Lucas had first begun to investigate in her Bisect type system, published by MuirMcNeil in 2018. These explorations are a part of a… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Paul McNeil | 

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