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Color Selector

Color Selector is a digital platform and tool that has just been launched. Curated and designed by Eugénie Garcia. The tool is dedicated to art directors, trend forecasters, designers, architects, and all the other people in the creative field. Color Selector displays a palette of 70 colors that, along with sourcing images of creative and inspirational, reflects the creativity and passion for research of the inventor. The colors are presented in a unique horizontal stacked layout and even… learn more

Slanted  ColorSelector | 
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Yearbook of Type 2021 / 22

It’s great to see that more people than ever understand how important typography is. The choice of a typeface and the design of a text can have a dramatic impact on its meaning. Typefaces don’t need words to convey a message. The responsibility for graphic designers in choosing the right typeface is therefore crucial. But how do you find the right typeface in the infinite universe of possibilities? The Yearbook of Type 2021/22 makes it easy to get an overview of recently published typefaces from around… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Design Struggles

We are happy to announce that Design Struggles – Intersecting Histories, Pedagogies, and Perspectives is now available at Slanted Shop! Design Struggles critically assesses the ways in which the design field is involved in creating, perpetuating, promoting, and reinforcing injustice and inequality in social, political, economic, cultural and ecological systems. This book shows how this entanglement arose from Eurocentric and neoliberal thinking. The voices and practices represented here propose to… learn more

Slanted  Valiz Books and Projects | 
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The Tolerance Poster Project

The Tolerance Poster Project by Mirko Ilić is now to be seen for the first time in Germany at Kunstareal München from March 30th to April 29th. Lars Harmsen, also Creative Director at Melville Brand Design, curated this show together with Caroline Fuchs (Curator for graphic design at Die Neue Sammlung). At Slanted, we met Mirko back in 2015 while working on the Slanted #26—NY issue. He initiated the Tolerance Project in 2017. Since then, the exhibition has toured the world, but was never… learn more

Slanted  Nina Steimel | 
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MA-g Awards 2021

The Museum of Avant-garde has launched MA-g Awards 2021 —offering graphic designers, photographers, and illustrators the possibility to be part of its permanent collection, next to some of the greatest avant-garde artists, from Kandinsky to Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy to Dalí, Chagall to Duchamp, from Strand to El Lissitzky. The invitation is addressed to: – individuals such as photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, artists, professionals, and non professionals – communication agencies, such as… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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100 beste Plakate 20 D A CH

The winners of the competition 100 beste Plakate 20 D A CH for the best posters from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) in 2020 have been announced after the jury meeting on March 4th and 5th, 2021. The competition attracted 600 entries with a total of 1,973 posters (868 individual posters, 321 series). The jury, chaired by Markus Weisbeck, Studio Markus Weisbeck (Frankfurt am Main / Berlin, Germany) with Xavier Erni, NeoNeo (Geneva-Carouge, Switzerland), Andrea… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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205Tf

Launched in 2017, its catalog has more than 40 typefaces and includes experienced type designers as well as young ones whom 205TF support for their first typeface. 205TF aims to be a virtuous platform when digital typography is sometimes seen as a consumable whose cost must always be reduced. In its catalog, there are only original and quality typefaces; body as display ones; extended families and variable fonts for discerning users. 205TF makes the choice of a demanding selection to be an alternative… learn more

Slanted  Nina Steimel | 
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Summer Workshops 2021

With Summer Workshops 2021 the Visual Communication Institute / The Basel School of Design offers workshops for students, educators, and graphic designers. The workshops afford insight into topical themes in Visual Communication in a study program reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design. Practical exercises with a high level of professionalism form the core of the workshops focus. Reflection as well as contextual knowledge will be conveyed by way of input sessions, allowing… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Forward Festival Munich 2021 / Review

Originally planned to happen in Munich for the sixth time, Forward Festival Munich 2021  took place online as Forward Online Festival 2021. Forward Online Festival was all about the transformation of society through digitization in the creative scene and an eye opener to the striking aspects of digitization—applied to design, creativity, and communication: Collaborative work, creative networking, the future of online marketing, digital new-business, VR / AR technologies, artificial intelligence… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Typeface of the Month: WT Volkolak

We are delighted to present you our Typeface of the Month: WT Volkolak. The typeface is the latest release of the new Swiss type foundry Wraith Types, which we also present to you today for the first time. WT Volkolak is a type system designed by Guillaume Jean-Mairet, exploring the common structure shared by didones and grotesque typefaces. It is available in three styles, a Serif, a Grotesque, and a contrasted Sans, and in four optical sizes, which provide designers with a plethora of… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Plastikcomb Magazine 1.0

The  PLASTIKCOMB MAGAZINE 1.0 – A Beautiful Mess  is now available at Slanted Shop! In the States, when it was picture day, you were handed a plastic comb, in which your current hairdo was styled to make you look „presentable,“ and more than often you ended up looking like a completely different person. Like collage, you take an image, and make it something else, or perhaps give it a new purpose or meaning. PLASTIKCOMB —a metaphor for collage. „Digital is Dead,“ says Dusty, the magazine’s intuitive… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Variable Fonts Webinar

TypeType offers a Variable Fonts Webinar for web designers, graphic designers, and agencies. If you ever wanted to learn what variable fonts are, what technologies enable them, which types of variable fonts exist, what tasks they can solve, what the advantages and disadvantages of variable fonts are, which softwares support variable fonts and so on, this is the right event for you. TypeType also demonstrate examples of variable fonts in use. And the best? TypeType decided to share all this knowledge… learn more

Slanted  TypeType | 
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Claudia Skoda

The publication Claudia Skoda – Dressed to Thrill is now available at Slanted Shop! As a pioneer and icon of Berlin’s underground culture, Claudia Skoda defined the fashion of the 1970s and 1980s. She knitted delicate yarns—having taught herself the handwork techniques—into groundbreaking, body-hugging designs that triggered a revolution in our understanding of knitwear. Superstars such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop were soon among her friends. Skoda’s performance-like fashion shows became famous:… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Transparent

The typeface Transparent gained its name after its first use—on the transparent of the Artist led action the Letter, a contemporary reenactment of Tadeusz Kantor’s 1967 happening. On May 6th, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of artists took a fourteen-meter-long banner-letter with the slogan ŻYĆ NIE, UMIERAĆ (To live not, to die) from the Main Post Office in Warsaw to the Parliament, where the letter was delivered to the addressee: „the Member of Parliaments from the Opposition… learn more

Slanted  Kuba Rudzinski | 
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Beyond Design: the Game of Social Solutions

The board game Beyond Design: the Game of Social Solutions  is now available at  Slanted Shop, ready to be played by you! While writing the journalistic novel, Beyond Design: Making Socially Relevant Projects Successful, Renate Boere discovered ten steps that can be taken in order to set up one’s own project. These steps allow designers to render complicated information transparent and understandable for a wider audience. Boere wanted to make this easily accessible and transformed these ten steps… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 

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