slanted

Film Festival Cologne

It moves organically in nature. Its texture is familiar to us in a pleasant way. It breathes. Its surface is smooth and in resting dynamic movement. It lives, and we recognize a substance of which we are ourselves. No longer as the navel of the world, but as an element of the new order. The key visual of FILM FESTIVAL...

slanted

Call for Submissions Yearbook of Lettering 2023/24

After six successful editions of the typeface compendium Yearbook of Type, we are now starting a new series of books dedicated to lettering: The Yearbook of Lettering #1. It will be published in spring 2023 and will present the best of lettering from all over the world, from traditional calligraphy to street art and graffiti—in the form of a clear, comprehensive...

slanted

the books are alright

The Institut für Buchgestaltung (IFB) at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences invites you to celebrate the medium book at the symposium the books are alright, and discuss its future. On October 28th, 2022, the IFB will hold a symposium on book design, which is aimed towards design students and friends of beautiful books. Guest speakers have been invited from teaching,...

slanted

Make it Circular Challenge

What if we could get to the root of the climate crisis, and make our lives not less but more fulfilling at the same time? This is the question behind the Make it Circular Challenge, a new competition launched by What Design Can Do (WDCD) and the IKEA Foundation. From now until January 11th of 2023, they’re inviting the global...

Making Of Slanted Magazine #40—Experimental Type

Slanted Magazine #40—Experimental Type is in production and will be published end of October! This issue is all about experiments with type—offering a glimpse into spaces that were explored by pushing conventions, limitations, and thoughts to the next level. Printed and finished by our long-time printing partner Stober Medien, the Slanted Magazine #40—Experimental Type impresses with a beautiful double hot...

slanted

Büchertempel

Libraries are so much more than collections of books. They are archives of knowledge, sources of inspiration, places of equal learning, encounter, and free education. At the same time, their extraordinary architecture represents the societies and eras from which they emerged. Büchertempel celebrates the world’s oldest, most extraordinary, and most ambitious libraries: from baroque palaces to UNESCO-protected adobe buildings to...

slanted

Raskal

Raskal is a visual statement. Its design digitally translates and transforms handwriting and hand lettering’s most exciting elements. Although it has a lot in common with “script fonts,” Raskal’s relationship to handwriting or formal script styles is not as close as what you see in revival typefaces or ones based on a famous calligrapher’s oeuvre. The trip Raskal took between...

slanted

Exhibition 60 Years of Forte

On September 28th, the opening of the exhibition 60 Years of Forte, which honors the typeface of the same name, took place in Vienna. Forte, this living typeface, has been used, abused, and often overused for over six decades, since it was published by The Monotype Corporation in 1962. Its designer, Karl Reißberger, has been little known until now. The...

slanted

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2022

Six exhibitions, a symposium with international graphic artists, a competition for newcomers and panel discussions sum up this years edition of Weltformat. Already for the 14th time the Weltformat Graphic Design Festival 2022 takes place in Lucerne. With the pictorial representation of the theme Never Not Moving, the organizers want to introduce a broad audience to the art of motion...

slanted

finding Forte

Forte, this lively and friendly typeface that everyone knows, has been used, misused, and overused for over six decades now, ever since it was published by The Monotype Corporation in 1962. Well-known figures in the typographic world like Stanley Morison and Vincent Connare have stood in the limelight of this typeface’s sprightly lifelines. But the typeface’s designer, Karl Reißberger, remained...

slanted

Typeface of the Month: Rockhopper

October’s Typeface of the Month: Rockhopper is designed and published by Jeremy Tankard Typography. Rockhopper plays with the idea of two typefaces in one. Firstly, it’s a rounded Sans with a softness designed to function well on high resolution screens. Its extended character set handles all manner of text with ease whether this is on-screen or off. Secondly, it explores the...

slanted

NaN Success

NaN Success is the latest release by Jérémy Landes at Berlin-based label boutique NaN. The three sub-families—Success Titling, Success Sans, and Success Text—all answer, separately and together different questions and challenges raised by typography. It carries without shame the many idiosyncrasies that can make an interesting titling typeface today. Jérémy Landes drew on his obsession with organic curves and his...