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Istanbul – the city on the Bosphorus – is famous for its countless minarets, magnificent palaces, colorful markets and traders, seagulls and stray cats. Istanbul is the only metropolis in the world that unites two continents. Traditional crafts collide with a young and blossoming art and design scene, which is slowly changing the face and image of the city.
Slanted takes a close-up look at contemporary design work and all the tumultuous developments in this cultural melting pot city balanced between the Orient and the Occident. On their one-week-trip the Slanted team met 15 design studios and produced comprehensive studio portraits which provide a vivid and up-to-the-minute picture of the scene. The resulting video interviews have been enriched with video material from the Shutterstock collection. Thanks to Augmented Reality and the Junaio app, readers can easily watch embedded videos of the Istanbul turu on mobile devices. The issue is thematically complemented by illustrations, photography and fine art from contemporary culture.
The cover is dedicated to Metin Edremit, the designer of the original “Istanbul symbol” whose design won first place in a competition 1969. The “logo” symbolizes many things, such as the seven hills upon which Istanbul was built and the city skyline. With small, formal changes, it now graces the 2-color printed letterpress-cover.
Istanbul turu: Aslı Altay, Yurdaer Altıntaş, Yetkin Başarır, Christopher Çolak, Burak Delier, Cem Dinlenmiş, Bülent Erkmen, İnci Eviner, Sedat Girgin, Esen Karol, Tamer Köşeli, Şükran Moral, Ali Taptık, Mehmet Ali Türkmen, Onur F. Yazıcıgil
24 hills: Works, Photography, Fontnames Illustrated, 10 × 10 Interviews, Essays, Index
The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents fourteen recently published typefaces we think are important and interesting: Alverata (Gerard Unger / TypeTogether), Anisette (Jean François Porchez / Typofonderie), CA Recape (Thomas Schostok / Cape Arcona Type Foundry), Cardea (David Cabianca / Emigre), Euclid Flex (Swiss Typefaces design team / Swiss Typefaces), Karol Sans (Daniel Sabino / Type-Ø-Tones), Laski Slab (Paula Mastrangelo, Ramiro Espinoza / ReType), Lava (Peter Biľak / Typotheque), Muriza (Jakob Runge, Jürgen Schwarz / type me! fonts), Noe Display (Lauri Toikka / Schick Toikka), Quire Sans (Jim Ford / Monotype), Square Sans (Panos Vassiliou / Parachute), Version 1 International (Oliver Jeschke, Oliver Mayer / VolcanoType), Walmer Marker (Jarno Lukkarila / Typolar).
Slanted Magazine #24 – Istanbul, Publisher, Design and Editor: Slanted Publishers, Release: October 2014
Format: 16 × 24 cm, Volume: 288 pages, Language: English, German, Price: DE: 18 Euro / Others: 21 Euro
11.11.2014 // show complete article
The secret typographical weapon against typotony, a curable form of typographical monotony, frequently manifested through the symptom of constant use of the same font (preferably Helvetica). You know true typography buffs by the brace of little boxes that can be found in their desk drawers: 9 by 12 cm in size, neon green and orange, bright blue and pink, chrome silver and navy blue, filled to the brim with little strips of paper, creative professionals’ nectar and ambrosia, your trusty companion for typography ideas outside of the mainstream. It’s the Typodarium’s second life on earth – how practical!
But even before its reincarnation, the chubby little calendar is there for you: supplying handy daily typography inspiration right on your desk, your kitchen table, or right off your wall, delighting professionals, surprising beginners and giving anyone and everyone a taste of the gorgeous diversity of modern font design. For seven years now, the Typodarium has proven an irreplaceable asset for all manner of font aficionados all over the world!
This year around, our colour palette is inspired by Mexico: The Typodarium’s vibrant pink and resplendent yellow will deliver fresh exotic inspirations and brilliant sunlight straight to your desktop. Jury members Philippe Apeloig, Alexander Branczyk, Martina Flor, Ivo Gabrowitsch and Mario Lombardo have all done their bit to make you, too, beam at the sight of a new font every day.
Typodarium 2015 with a fresh font for every day Editors: Lars Harmsen, Raban Ruddigkeit Publisher: Hermann Schmidt Mainz . Format: 8.5 × 12 cm, Volume: 365 fonts by 223 designers from 31 countries on 384 pages, printed on both sides . Language: English, Specials: Packaged in a sturdy collecting box for archiving the type samples EAN 4260172810463, Price: 16.80 Euro Buy here: slanted.de/shop/typodarium-2015
28.10.2014 // show complete article
Now the Polaroid tear-off calendar is published for the fourth time, revealing for every day in 2015 an instant image with its own little story. 365 times, the calendar shows the almost intimate snapshots of well-known photographers and newcomers, professionals and individuals.
A tear-off calendar of the sort you will remember from your grandmother's kitchen. On the front of each calendar page there is a Polaroid in original size, on the back a little text to the emergence of a picture and information about the photographer and the film used. 365 lovingly selected Polas, printed using highquality techniques with a gloss finish on special paper, supplied in a beautifully designed collector's box. The perfect gift for anyone who loves old Polas and real photography!
Poladarium 2015 Creative Direction: Boris Kahl, Editors: Lars Harmsen, Raban Ruddigkeit . Publishing house: seltmann+söhne, Kunst- und Fotobuchverlag . Volume: 380 sheets . Format: 9,8 x 11,7 x 8,4 cm . Language: English . Specials: glued, photos with glossy finish, box to archive . ISBN-13: 978-3-944721-06-4 . Price: 29,90 Euro
28.10.2014 // show complete article