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Designing with Artificial Intelligence

From September 17th to 19th, 2020, the online conference Designing with Artificial Intelligence will discuss how new technologies can change the world of design and what opportunities and risks are involved. A detailed description and information about the program and the speakers you find here. Machine-intelligent systems and processes are no longer simply science fiction. Users are now surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digitally intelligent applications. These applications, while running… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Spitzkant

Spitzkant is a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging, and advertising. The high-contrast display version has been complemented by a lower-contrast text version, making Spitzkant in combination suitable for both strong headlines and extensive body text. An allrounder that can be used for many purposes… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Walzstipendium 2021

In the 550th year of Johannes Gutenberg’s death, the Verein für die Schwarze Kunst (En: Association for the Black Arts) therefore initiated the Walz für Handsatz und Buchdruck, in the context of which it enables friends of artistic handicraft professions to go on several „walks“ each year to currently up to 17 different workshops all over Germany. For 2021, the association will offer up to seven walks for two months each in changing workshops. Four of these are reserved as Walzstipendium 2021 (En: … learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Indiecon 2020

This weekend from September 5th to 6th, Indiecon 2020 will take place in Hamburg. There is still the possibility to register for a visit. Indiecon is a two-day publishing festival set at Hamburg’s Oberhafen, a former freight yard now creative quarter right in the city centre. Its mission is to bring together independent publishers from all over the world and share the ideas usually bound on paper. Founded in 2014, Indiecon has since developed into a regular platform for an international scene of… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Collection of Research on Chinese Typography

As the earliest and leading research & culture project about typography & graphic design culture in the Chinese speaking world, The Type has pioneered reports, dialogues and research since 2007. It is now launching its first bilingual publication (English & Chinese), Collection of Research on Chinese Typography, a three-volume bundle that aims to introduce the international audience into Chinese typography from the insider’s perspective. Titled Shanghai Type: a slice of modern Chinese type… learn more

Slanted  thetype | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Benjamin Woodlock / Abstract Office

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. Benjamin Woodlock is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. In 2013 he launched Abstract Office, an… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Fck Rcsm Pstr

FCK RCSM PSTR is a poster platform to support the Black Lives Matter movement. You can download these posters for free to demonstrate for justice, equality, and against racism. You can print them, hang them in your windows, protest on the streets, and post them on social media! To create the website and posters, graphic design studio thekitchen used typefaces that were designed by Black designers only. Society is still dominated by white privileged men. Working in the creative industry is also part… learn more

Slanted  thekitchen | 
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Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Monika Debus

The newly released Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate  deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. Awards such as the State Prize for Arts and Crafts promote, amongst others, outstanding gem and jewelry designers, ceramists, silversmiths, carpenters, barrel makers, and textile designers of the region… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Approach Mono

Emtype Foundry introduces Approach Mono, the fixed width version of Approach. A utilitarian low contrast font, a bit mechanical but plenty of character. This version shares its main features with the original one, but it has a more prominent and visible punctuation. The more obvious use of a mono would be in tables, programming code or „in progress texts,“ but not just that. Approach Mono can be used in the modern communication, bringing an aseptic voice to brochures, advertising, identities, and any… learn more

Slanted  Emtype | 
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Posto giusto per

Streets become a magic board inviting the community to share its hopes and dreams: this is the concept of „Posto giusto per“—which, in Italian, means „The right place to“—the project of urban regeneration born from the collaboration between Graphic Days® and the Municipality of Settimo Torinese, a town in the province of Turin, Italy. The recent extension of the pedestrian area of the city became the perfect opportunity to make an intervention of Tactical Urbanism, a term that was popularized around… learn more

Slanted  GraphicDays | 
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Cercle Magazines #7 & #8

The Cercle Magazines #7 & #8 are now available in the Slanted Shop. Cercle is an independent and thematic magazine published once a year. Every year, a new issue. Each issue, a new topic. Cercle tries to gather information around one main topic and to propose a support that values ​​contemporary artistic creation, culture and science. Cercle Magazine #7—Volcanoes Cercle Magazine #7—Volcanoes is all about Volcanoes! Rocks, magma, strata, stones, explosion, lava, fumaroles … With Cercle, 2019 will… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Fontwerk

In July, the new type foundry Fontwerk was founded by Ivo Gabrowitsch in Berlin. They advertise with modern fonts and innovative type services. Visit their website and get a first impression of their diverse typefaces. At the heart of Fontwerk’s business is a curated collection of exclusive typefaces from international top designers, which can be downloaded as Trial fonts free of charge or purchased with a very simple license. In order to serve creative clients holistically, the foundry also… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Social matter, social design

Beautifully produced and designed, Social matter, social design is a real enrichment for the socially conscious designer. Through its diverse essays, creative people can become aware of their role in society. This is how conscious design begins. Social matter, social design challenges the way we look at, think of, and interact with the social world by emphasizing the role of materiality. This enlarged field for engagement demands that design incorporates a more nuanced and complex reading of how… learn more

Slanted  Valiz Books and Projects | 
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PHOTODARIUM Classic & Private 2021

This year again, the most beautiful and exciting 365 instant photos were selected from over 2,000 submissions to create the PHOTODARIUM Classic & Private 2021. On the front of each calendar page there is an analog instant-photo in original size, finished with high-quality lacquer finish creating a true polaroid feeling. On the back is a little text to the emergence of a picture and information about the photographer and the film used. The photo-tear-off-calendar PHOTODARIUM is already set to appear… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Automated Type Design

Daniel Wenzel works in the field of graphic and type design, specialized in utilizing animation-tools and code. For his Bachelor thesis at HTWG Konstanz, he experimented with automated type design and wrote the following essay: Automation is the transformation of a work process into an automatic process flow. Modern automation is usually associated with computerization, in which manual, mechanical or electromechanical data processing is converted into electronic data processing. Computerization is… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 

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