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Cali Chronicles

In his new book Cali Chronicles, the photographer Tobias Bärmann set out in search for the hidden sides of Los Angeles, famed City of Dreams. He traversed the gigantic metropolis, designed to accommodate cars, on a bicycle. By slowing down one’s gaze, he unfolds an aesthetics of transition and incompletion beneath the city’s glamorous surface. Many of the motifs are evidence of the bygone actions of unknown protagonists. With a keen eye for the poetry of the ephemeral and supposedly trivial, Bärmann… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Urban Beauties Exhibition

For years, photographer Jürgen Altmann only used them as backgrounds for his narrative worlds with models, musicians or athletes: urban situations that—planned or coincidentally—have developed their own aesthetics. In his photo series „Urban Beauties“ they now play the main role: urban „non-locations“ such as parking lots, bridges, underpasses or even temporary installations that are in the urban space arise and disappear around us almost every day. This is how Altmann shows with his calm, but colorful… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Brand Design Master Class

The Brand Design Master Class will give an exclusive look on the rebranding of Volkswagen and how to shape a mobility brand for the digital society. KMS TEAM, Blackspace, Consileon, MetaDesign, MetaSpaces, Progenium, Schmidhuber, SinnerSchrader, and S12 will give a 360 degree experience of the Volkswagen New Brand Design. They will show how they worked with new agile, networked working processes in the Powerhouse to develop, discuss, document and implement the new Volkswagen brand design in the record… learn more

Slanted  kmsteam | 
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Typeface of the Month: NewsSans

Our Typeface of the Month: NewsSans is a multi-tool typeface system incorporating no fewer than 90 styles. It was designed to allow a maximum range of visual shades when creating a typographic look, effortlessly ranging from loud and expressive, to subtle and reserved. The large x-height combined with low ascenders and descenders allows for tight and efficient designs. All sharp corners were trimmed off to add character and a nuance of extra space. NewsSans’ strokes link humanist curves with „American… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program

International design magazine Slanted &  Kickstarter  are teaming up to launch an open-call for graphic designers, typographers, photographers, illustrators, editors, and art directors who seek funding for a project in the wider field of print publications in 2020. This spring, 10 selected candidates will receive one-on-one mentoring sessions with Kickstarter’s team to help them successfully build & promote their campaign, as well as editorial and promotional support on Kickstarter and Slanted… learn more

Slanted  Betti Nowak | 
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17. Tag der Schrift

On April 4th, 2020, the 17. Tag der Schrift will take place in Zürich. The event will be opened by Jonas Schudel of the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich and will be moderated by Dominique Kerber. The program is divided into two parts: In the morning there will be lectures. After the break around noon there will be workshops on various topics by the speakers. Slanted is offering one ticket for the 17. Tag der Schrift (Lectures and Workshop). To take part in the lottery, please send an email with the… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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„Was macht eigentlich …?“ Exhibition

In 2010, designer Chris Campe photographed over 1,000 store signs in Hamburg and published a typographic portrait of the city in the book „Hamburg Alphabet.“ But the city is changing rapidly. That’s why Chris Campe photographed the signs and their locations again ten years after the book was published. An updated new edition of the „Hamburg Alphabet“ will be published in a limited edition of 250 copies to accompany the „Was macht eigentlich …?“ Exhibition at Enfants Artspace. „Was macht eigentlich… learn more

Slanted  Chris Campe | 
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Mia Seeger Prize

The Mia Seeger Prize goes into the next round: student works can be submitted until 17th of April, 2020. Then the six-member jury (which will be announced soon) will meet to discuss and evaluate all the works and award prizes to the best ones. Thanks to the support of the Hans Schwörer Foundation and the German Design Council, a total of 10,000 euros will be awarded. In addition, all participants will be given the opportunity to take part in a one-day workshop that will provide information on… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Font Publication ABK Stuttgart

The Font Publication ABK Stuttgart includes the fonts created by the second year Communication Design at ABK Stuttgart in 2018. Every year the class of Gerwin Schmidt designs typefaces according to a specific topic. So all 22 fonts got their very own personality, some can be seen at first sight and some reveal in their details after a while. The publication pays close attention to spotlight the peculiarities and ideas behind every font. The project was also supervised by Stefanie Schwarz from Type… learn more

Slanted  mrschffrt | 
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Edch Talks

On the 10th and 12th of March there will be two live video podcasts including public broadcasting. The EDCH TALKS are about design, creativity, and technology with an added educational mission for society. Be there live when editorial designers and magazine makers meet educational visionaries from the design scene and become the magazine of today themselves—with interviews and interventions, discussions and sessions, in a video podcast with public broadcasting. EDCH tracks down the inventors, the… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Cast it #3

Cast it #3 is a publication discussing the history and culture of type and it is a specimen showing the CAST typefaces in use too. In the first issue they chose the entry Fonditore di caratteri da stampa  („Type founder“) from the Dizionario delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Venice, 1769). In the second issue, their „test“ text was the first two chapters of The printer’s grammar, a manual for compositors written and published in London in 1755. Cast it #3 features one of the earliest descriptions of type… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography

Every day, new artifacts related to the Bauhaus surface online, and with the 100th anniversary of the school, the number is reaching a peak. Surfing Bauhaus – Hessen + Typography  confronts this flood of information and approaches the institution Bauhaus in a contemporary way. Becker and Hoffmann Robbiani focus on Bauhaus representatives who had a connection to Hesse and worked typographically. Using Internet search engines, they collect, filter, and combine digital results with material researched… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 Open Call

Fruit Exhibition Bologna 2020 is the annual independent art book fair of Bologna, taking place from May 29th to 31st. Open to the public, Fruit Exhibition includes artists’ books, catalogs, graphic design projects, periodicals, stationary, and zines. REPLICA, the Italian artist’s book archive, and Fruit Exhibition are looking for editorial and visual project to show the unusual point of view of the last decade’s travel publishing. Narrative and visual storytelling that combine poetry and information… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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CXI Conference 2020 #12

The largest European corporate and brand identity conference CXI is entering it’s twelfth round and will again present outstanding branding case studies. On May 29th selected clients and brand agencies will again be showing together how things look from both sides of the partnership, identifying problem areas and presenting solutions at CXI Conference 2020 #12. They will give insights into the complexity and sheer breadth of what is involved in defining a project, bringing clarity to desired outcomes… learn more

Slanted  Baltus Salzwedel | 
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Squadron

Turning past into present with typography and photography. The title „Squadron,“ that appears in the 1942 documentary on Czechoslovak airmen in Great Britain, was the initial inspiration for a photographic—typographic project, whose basic concept is a reflection on the story of Czech airmen. The fates of Czechoslovak airmen during World War II represent an important moment in history that, in its moral significance, transcends the borders of the Czech Republic. For artistic duo of typographer Jan… learn more

Slanted  Sebastian Schubmehl | 

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