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FORMAT #27 Wut

FORMAT is the design magazine of the students of the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. It is written, designed, and published by the students on their own responsibility. One issue is published per semester, which deals with a general topic of social and design relevance. The current issue FORMAT #27 Wut is entirely devoted to the theme of Anger. Anger initially appears as a very irrational, often unreasonable emotion. Images of Querdenken-demos, territorial and religious conflicts, violence and hatred run… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— leonbeu | 
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Druck und Design Konferenz

Last Thursday, after a 2-year break, the Druck und Design Konferenz (Print and Design Conference) took place at the Literaturhaus in Munich. The conference is considered the „little sister“ of the Creative Paper Conference, which takes place in alternation and about which we have already reported many times. Right from the start: The conference and trade show, which is organized by Grafikmagazin together with the Verband Druck und Medien Bayern (Bavarian Print and Media Association), was the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Basics Blog Post #03

We are happy to share with you that the editorial team of last year’s basics course at the Berlin University of the Arts  offers printed matter in the form of postcards on the Basics Blog : Basics Blog Post #03 The Basics Blog   postcard set is appearing for the third time: a curated selection of works by the Basics Blog editorial team of last year’s basics students of Visual Communication at the University of the Arts is being published by UdK Verlag. The high-quality postcard set includes… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Henrike Uthe | 
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New Ucity Pro

We would like to present you the new Ucity Pro by Fatype, a digital type foundry established in 2012 by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit. With U8 and UCity, Anton Koovit explores modernity and geometric typeface design through the prism of different epochs. Where U8 exemplifies the positivity of roaring 1920s Berlin, its new sibling UCity is inspired by the desire to design a typeface for today’s cities and the challenges they face. The warmth and innocence of early modernist geometry are… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Federico Paviani | 
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Némo—International Biennial of Digital Arts

We would like to invite you to Némo–International Biennial of Digital Arts of the Ile-de-France Region taking place from October 9th, 2021, to January 9th, 2022. Dedicated to digital arts, audiovisual performances, live shows in connection with new technologies, and the relationship between arts and sciences, Némo  presents exhibitions, shows, performances, concerts and lectures in venues spanning the Ile-de-France region for three months. For this 4th edition, the Biennale Némo explores a new… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— jvloon | 
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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021

This year, the world’s biggest book fair Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 is finally to be held on site in Frankfurt again — with an audience. Publishers, service providers, and literary agents from over 60 countries have registered for the 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse, which is scheduled to take place from October 20th to 24th, 2021, as an in-person event with digital and hybrid offerings. This year’s guest of honor will be Canada. Frankfurter Buchmesse will bring the international publishing community… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 
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Caps Lock

CAPS LOCK is a book by Ruben Pater that retraces the relations between graphic design and capitalism. It is an inspirational book full of sources for design students, educators, and visual communicators all over the world. Capitalism could not exist without the coins, notes, documents, graphics, interfaces, branding, and advertisements; artefacts that have been (partly) created by graphic designers. Even anti-consumerist strategies such as social design and speculative design are being appropriated… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 
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Autobahn—A3, A7, and A9

You might not notice it at first glance, but this is a three-way street: The German freeways A9, A3, and A7 (picture from left to right) meet together here at a most unusual junction. This is the „Director’s Cut“ of the popular NOMOS watch Autobahn. Now in the favorite colors of Werner Aisslinger, the designer of the model, each is limited to 175 pieces. A new three-way for Autobahn Strictly limited from the word go: Autobahn is the name of a watch from NOMOS Glashütte. Now it is available in a… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Flexible Visual Systems

After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, we are very pleased to present today the design manual for contemporary visual identities that can fundamentally influence the way designers think and work: Flexible Visual Systems by Dr. Martin Lorenz! It teaches you a variety of approaches on how to design flexible systems, adjustable to any aesthetic or project in need of an identifiable visual language. Flexible Visual Systems sums up 10 years of research of Dr. Martin Lorenz at the University of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 
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Making Of Slanted Magazine #38—Colours

Slanted Magazine #38—Colours is in production and will be out approximately end of October! This issue is sure to be the most colorful we have published to date. This is due not only to the colorful works from all over the world, but also to the production with various, partly fluorescent special colors from Pantone and HKS, printed by our long-time printing partner Stober Medien. But not only the print is impressive: We have also made a colorful selection of papers from INAPA and simply mixed… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 
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Typeface of the Month: Capitana

We are happy to present our new Typeface of the Month: Capitana by type designer Felix Braden published at Floodfonts! Capitana : The Missing Link between Geometric and Humanist Sans Capitana is a Geometric Sans with humanistic proportions and open apertures. This means that all shapes are constructed from basic forms, the circle, triangle, and square, and are designed according to the classic proportions of the Roman Antiqua. Distinct ascenders and pointed apexes with deep overshoot give it… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Franzi Haeussner | 

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