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Gruppo Due

Gruppo Due is a type design platform and foundry offering retail typefaces, alongside bespoke designs resulting from a close collaboration with a variety of commissioners. It was founded in 2019 by Moritz Appich, Massimiliano Audretsch, Jonas Grünwald, and Bruno Jacoby—four friends who are also working together in the wider field of graphic and web design. Most typefaces originally evolved from the praxis as graphic designers itself. They were designed to suit a projects specific need. Gruppo Due aims… learn more

Slanted  Gruppo Due | 
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Right Grotesk

Right Grotesk blends the neutrality and functionality of workhorses with a good touch of distinctive personality. Featuring many fine details, smooth curves, moderate contrast and slightly unusual anatomy, the typeface can be a loud and proud hero or a humble supporting actor for all sorts of designs. Not trendy, not timeless either, it is designed to be a versatile and high-quality type family for both serious and fun projects. It is designed to be just Right. The typeface is not a revival of any… learn more

Slanted  slobzheninov | 
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Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is a hybrid script that includes Tuscan (bifurcated) serif treatments. The design of Tuscaloosa began as a set of organically-formed initials, the Tuscan serifs being reminiscent of shoots and leaves bursting forth. Tuscaloosa also derives inspiration from the late Victorian era, when the development of newspaper and poster advertising led to extremes of weight in the main strokes. The font is intended to convey an aura of excitement and fun that characterized those times! The name Tuscaloos… learn more

Slanted  jamesgrieshaber | 
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Lumix Festival

The Lumix Festival presents young, socially committed photojournalism of the 21st century, which actively deals with political, cultural, social, ecological, and technological processes. With the expressions of journalistic, transmedial narrative formats, the focus is on current perspectives of the documentary and understands them as media of active participation in global debates. After the festival had to be cancelled in its originally planned form—due to the Corona pandemic—the program of the… learn more

Slanted  ItYt | 
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The Nest by Scott Massey and Laura Bernstein

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. In the book The Nest American designer Scott Massey celebrates his alma mater with a collection of poster art from the famous CalArts vaults. More precisely, the book is about a piece of art that „was created with the intent of making the best damn poster about… learn more

Slanted  Julia Kahl | 
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Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday by Ruben Sanchez

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday is a collection of sketches by acclaimed painter and multi-genre artist Ruben Sanchez. After years of treading the globe—from Madrid and Barcelona to New York, Dubai and all the way back—Ruben Sanchez grants his audience a private… learn more

Slanted  Julia Kahl | 
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Berlin Exhibition of The 100 Best Posters 19

In collaboration with the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V., the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) is presenting the 100 best posters of the past year from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 14th time. The exhibition (16.06.–05.07.20) provides a cross-section of current graphic design, including a number of surprises. Admission is free during the three-week presentation in the lobby of the Berlin Kulturforum. Bumblebee Pills? Pineapple Bunnies? Banana Fingers? Bumblebee pills? Pineapple… learn more

Slanted  Julia Kahl | 
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Cartographies by Louis De Belle

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming week and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. The publication Cartographies is a a conceptual street photography book by Louis De Belle, lauded as one of the most innovative street photographers working today. This large format artist book shows photographs depicting close-up crops on… learn more

Slanted  Julia Kahl | 
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Leafy House Plants by Benjamin Wurster

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming week and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. In 1899, the German botanist Udo Dammer wrote down his knowledge of the ins and outs of different house plants and published the book Zimmerblattpflanzen with 46 detailed plant illustrations. With Leafy House Plants, communication designer… learn more

Slanted  Julia Kahl | 
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Kommune Family is growing

The Kommune family is inspired by the vernacular shop- and promotion letterings of Burkina Faso. Originally Verena Gerlach designed it as a stencil (uppercase only) typeface for the solo show and accompanying catalogue of Burkina Faso born Architect Francis Kéré (famous for his Laongo Opera Village and communal school buildings) at the Architekturmuseum der TUM, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Additional to its’ already continued and at Laïc: Type Foundry released Display and Stencil… learn more

Slanted  verena7 | 
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Support Independent Type by Marian Misiak

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming week and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. Support Independent Type is a book by Polish creator Marian Misiak AKA Threedotstype about the new culture of type specimens, their impact on design and typographic culture at large. It’s a manifesto for independent type foundries showcasing… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Postcards from Isolation

The project Postcards form Isolation, founded by London-based digital design studio sabato.studio, is a collection of collaborative & interactive experiences that represent the shifts in our lives caused by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The origins of the project lie in a reflection on the deeper social, cultural, and economic impact of being in isolation. The initiators studied how the context of being isolated these days corresponds to the uniqueness of geographical islands—spaces that enforce a… learn more

Slanted  Postcards from Isolation | 
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Ar/KATE: Mannheim by Florian Budke

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you each project in the upcoming days and weeks and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. Ar/KATE: Mannheim is the first instalment in an ongoing series of publications about the intricate interplay of architecture and skateboarding culture. Architect, design student and skate brand owner Florian Budke kicks things off where he knows… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Sichtbarkeit gestalten

Under the title Sichtbarkeit gestalten („Designing Visibility“), the participants of a course at Fachhochschule Potsdam, have jointly investigated where and how feminist thought and action become visible and what role design plays in this. The result is this „quilted“ website, which assembles objects and other feminist artefacts. In a collective research they collected artefacts online: printed and digital publications, advertising, moving and photographic images, posters, objects, clothing, etc. For… learn more

Slanted  jmeer | 
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Inner Necessity by Léon Howahr

Nine selected book projects from the first Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program are live and ready to be funded. We are happy to present you the individual projects in the upcoming days and weeks and hope you’ll support one, two, or all of them. „Art that had to be done:“ in the publication Inner Necessity, Léon Howahr pays tribute to the artistic urges of those who have no choice other than to create. In this exploration of art brut and outsider art, Howahr compiles and… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 

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