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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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Extraset

We are pleased to introduce you to Extraset, an independent Swiss type foundry established in Geneva, jointly led by Alex Dujet, Xavier Erni, Roger Gaillard, and David Mamie. The four partner’s are all Geneva based graphic designers, and have been working in the cultural field for more than ten years. They share a deep interest for typography and they all developed typefaces through different projects. In 2016 they decided to join forces to work on a common catalogue of fonts and to distribute them… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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The Natural Enemies of Books

The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), Natural Enemies includes several new essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel… learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Aquarium’s website

Take a little time to dive through the new and unique website of the rock band Aquarium—and in this case, we mean literally dive. Believe us, you have never experienced anything like this before. The Art. Lebedev Studio has created something truly unique here. The Aquarium’s website combines music, effects, and technology in an extraordinary way. The main page is a world where the visitor becomes a traveler. Everything here is permeated with symbols, even though only the greatest aficionados can see… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: designfabrik @ BASF Creation Center

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 learn more

Slanted  Clara Weinreich | 
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Octothorpe

Octothorpe is an intricate, dazzling, high-powered display font based on Tony Wenman’s font Stripes released by Letraset in 1972, it is now a smart typographic tool that lets you design impactful, provocative pieces of digital lettering. Octothorpe’s eight stroke lines immerses the reader in a hypnotic and variegated path, made of infinite possibilities and from which it is difficult to return. Re-emerging with the name of ‚Octothorpe‘ and as a part of the process of reanimation one of the tasks… learn more

Slanted  Iván Moreno | 
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Design of Uruguay

Design of Uruguay is a project that pursues to build an archive dedicated to graphic arts in the Uruguayan territory. The objective is to discover how the different activities of the past were communicated in order to understand the behavior of design as a communication channel. It also seeks to revalue and rescue part of our cultural heritage through a look at the various compositions. It is hoped to generate through the achievement of the objectives a strengthening of the value of Uruguayan… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Zürcher Theater Spektakel

The 41st edition of the Zürcher Theater Spektakel: (Not) A festival will take place from August 13th to 30th, 2020 in an alternative form. The complete program and further information can be found here. Studio Marcus Kraft has designed the accompanying campaign: Barrier tape and scenes with crowds of people are the main elements. When the Swiss Federal Government decided in April that major events are not permitted until at least the end of August, the festival program and the campaign were already… learn more

Slanted  Marcus Kraft | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Mark Kulakoff / BUCK

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. During our stay we took the chance to visit and interview the designer Mark Kulakoff. He is a design driven maker… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Let’s Play Outdoors & Little Big Rooms

There are many children’s books, but not all of them please us as much as these two releases from Little Gestalten. Especially in times of closed day-care centers and schools, it is more important than ever that the home is suitable for children and offers many play opportunities. Little Big Rooms gives valuable tips and unusual furnishing ideas. When it comes to going outside, Let’s Go Outdoors! offers an incredible variety of play ideas for different age groups … and parents will have fun doing it… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Netzhaut

Films, concerts, live events and movie theater under the stars: the Netzhaut Ton Film Festival Wiener Neustadt takes place in the Bürgermeistergarten in front of the Museum St. Peter at the Sperr and in the movie theater in the Stadttheater Wiener Neustadt from August 27th to 30th, 2020. International films are shown in the three program series Fiction, Documentary and Newcomer Film. In the presence of the filmmakers, the selection is dedicated to this year’s focus on Truth and Reality… learn more

Slanted  CIN CIN | 
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Mail

For Mail, artist Mungo Thomson (b. 1969, Davis, CA) asked The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to let their incoming mail accumulate unopened during the run of the 2013 exhibition, Stories for Almost Everyone. Over the course of the show a pile of correspondence and packages grew, forming a temporary archive and timepiece. It is part sculpture, part institutional critique, part clock. The book functions both as an artwork and as an elaborate and exhaustive documentation of the work as realized by the… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Happening Studio

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. While we were in L.A. we took a look into the activities of Happening Studio which is built on a creative force… learn more

Slanted  Laura Nadvornik | 

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