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Slanted in Stockholm: Christopher West

When visiting Stockholm in the summer of 2021, we took a close look at the contemporary design scene. We were happy to meet great designers from the local creative scene, among them Christopher West! Studio Christopher West is a small independent design studio. The studio was founded in 2009 by Christopher West, after graduating from the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam....

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Typeface of the Month: Franzi Pro

In September our Typeface of the Month: Franzi Pro is a sans-serif by the Vienna based type foundry Wannatype.  The new sans-serif Franzi typeface family—as neutral as can be, but at the same time individual and striking. Its unmistakable character lies in the detail, with no effect pushing itself to the fore. As a wide-running typeface with a relatively large...

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GRAPHIT 2022

For the third time, the GRAPHIT 2022 — Festival for Illustration and Urban Sketching is taking place in Erfurt, Germany. GRAPHIT explores cultural, artistic and creative-economic aspects of drawing, reflects contemporary visual culture, and brings creative people together in a scientific festival format. The three-day symposium is taking place from September 23rd to 25th, 2022, packed with workshops, lectures, debates,...

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FC Style Magazin No. 2—KINGSIZE

FC Style is the new fashion supplement of the German news magazine: FOCUS. Following the first issue starring Robert Lewandowski × Juergen Teller the new FC Style Magazin No. 2—KINGSIZE features Johann König × Lars Eidinger. Johann König is the pop star of German art galleries, especially with his König Galerie in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Lars Eidinger is one of the most...

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Striated

Striated was designed with display purposes in mind. Its three weights with their respective Italics cater to a variety of application settings, be it in print or on screen. It can be categorized as a mixture between a Grotesque and Geometric typeface with a pinch of heavily formalized elements. Striated uses letterforms that are often seen—and more or less registered—since...

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Mallorca International Art Award

Founded by the private initiative of a group of dedicated collectors and art lovers, the Mallorca International Art Award will be presented for the first time in September 2022. The jury has now announced the winners from a group of 43 participating artists. The Mallorca International Art Award prize winner in the category of mid-career artists is Marcelo Viquez. About...

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Slanted in Stockholm: Konst & Teknik

When visiting Stockholm in the summer of 2021, we took a close look at the contemporary design scene. We were happy to meet great designers from the local creative scene, among them Mattias Jakobsson and Peter Ström! Konst & Teknik is a design studio based in Stockholm. It was founded by Mattias Jakobsson and Peter Ström in 2006. Since the...

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Universal Thirst

The six-year-old design studio has unveiled a new website to mark the launch of the Universal Thirst font library, which specializes in Indic scripts. The foundry’s mission is to expand the design possibilities for Indic writing systems such as Devanagari, Tamil, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, and Bangla, through experimental releases as well as functional, reliable branding, editorial, and document fonts. Universal Thirst...

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Open Manifesto

Formist Editions is thrilled to release this curated anthology Open Manifesto of design writing, collected by Kevin Finn. “It’s opinionated, it’s inspiring, it’s illuminating and it’s cheeky. Open Manifesto is a great, necessary read and an important advocate for the role and potential design can provide in our culture, and the world.” — Debbie Millman, host, Design Matters In 2003,...

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Aerobik

Here comes Lift Type’s new Aerobik display typeface! With its unique bouncing aesthetics made out of outlines, it does not match any existing typographic style. It refers as much to graffiti in some aspects as to the way motion and speed are represented in comic books. Conceived to be used with regular case or capital letters, it turns out to...

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Walzstipendium

Der Verein für die Schwarze Kunst Dresden e.V. offers friends of artistic crafts the opportunity to learn the basics of black art and to implement their own projects in up to 20 different workshops. For 2023, the association is awarding six walking tours for two months each in different workshops. Four of these are reserved as Walzstipendium for scholarship holders...

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Slanted in Stockholm: Gábor Palotai

When visiting Stockholm in the summer of 2021, we took a close look at the contemporary design scene. We were happy to meet great designers from the local creative scene, among them Gábor Palotai! Gábor Palotai works across genres in both art and design. His world of visual art has been realized in different media, during the years. His works...