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Call For Entries—Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2021

The Call for Entries—Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2021 (Design Award Rhineland-Palatinate) for Product Design just started and you can upload your projects until July 16th! Apply now! With the Award, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate—represented by the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture, and Viniculture—honors outstandingly designed serial products from industry and craft as well as visionary work by young designers. Until Friday, July...

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Inspired by Method

The publication Inspired by Method: Creative Tools for the Design Process is now available at Slanted Shop! What is inspiration? Can there be a method for finding inspiration? Inspired by Method: Creative Tools for the Design Process is both a guide to and a source of inspiration. Designing involves individuality and a systematic approach, which we may apply consciously or subconsciously, depending...

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Color Selector

Color Selector is a digital platform and tool that has just been launched. Curated and designed by Eugénie Garcia. The tool is dedicated to art directors, trend forecasters, designers, architects, and all the other people in the creative field. Color Selector displays a palette of 70 colors that, along with sourcing images of creative and inspirational, reflects the creativity and...

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Yearbook of Type 2021 / 22

It’s great to see that more people than ever understand how important typography is. The choice of a typeface and the design of a text can have a dramatic impact on its meaning. Typefaces don’t need words to convey a message. The responsibility for graphic designers in choosing the right typeface is therefore crucial. But how do you find the...

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Design Struggles

We are happy to announce that Design Struggles – Intersecting Histories, Pedagogies, and Perspectives is now available at Slanted Shop! Design Struggles critically assesses the ways in which the design field is involved in creating, perpetuating, promoting, and reinforcing injustice and inequality in social, political, economic, cultural and ecological systems. This book shows how this entanglement arose from Eurocentric and...

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The Tolerance Poster Project

The Tolerance Poster Project by Mirko Ilić is now to be seen for the first time in Germany at Kunstareal München from March 30th to April 29th. Lars Harmsen, also Creative Director at Melville Brand Design, curated this show together with Caroline Fuchs (Curator for graphic design at Die Neue Sammlung). At Slanted, we met Mirko back in 2015 while...

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MA-g Awards 2021

The Museum of Avant-garde has launched MA-g Awards 2021—offering graphic designers, photographers, and illustrators the possibility to be part of its permanent collection, next to some of the greatest avant-garde artists, from Kandinsky to Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy to Dalí, Chagall to Duchamp, from Strand to El Lissitzky. The invitation is addressed to: – individuals such as photographers, illustrators, graphic designers,...

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100 beste Plakate 20 D A CH

The winners of the competition 100 beste Plakate 20 D A CH for the best posters from German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) in 2020 have been announced after the jury meeting on March 4th and 5th, 2021. The competition attracted 600 entries with a total of 1,973 posters (868 individual posters, 321 series). The jury, chaired by Markus Weisbeck,...

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205TF

Launched in 2017, its catalog has more than 40 typefaces and includes experienced type designers as well as young ones whom 205TF support for their first typeface. 205TF aims to be a virtuous platform when digital typography is sometimes seen as a consumable whose cost must always be reduced. In its catalog, there are only original and quality typefaces; body...

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Summer Workshops 2021

With Summer Workshops 2021 the Visual Communication Institute / The Basel School of Design offers workshops for students, educators, and graphic designers. The workshops afford insight into topical themes in Visual Communication in a study program reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design. Practical exercises with a high level of professionalism form the core of the workshops...

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Forward Festival Munich 2021 / Review

Originally planned to happen in Munich for the sixth time, Forward Festival Munich 2021 took place online as Forward Online Festival 2021. Forward Online Festival was all about the transformation of society through digitization in the creative scene and an eye opener to the striking aspects of digitization—applied to design, creativity, and communication: Collaborative work, creative networking, the future of online...

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Typeface of the Month: WT Volkolak

We are delighted to present you our Typeface of the Month: WT Volkolak. The typeface is the latest release of the new Swiss type foundry Wraith Types, which we also present to you today for the first time. WT Volkolak is a type system designed by Guillaume Jean-Mairet, exploring the common structure shared by didones and grotesque typefaces. It is...