On occasion of the release of Slanted Magazine #29 – Helsinki in the beginning of May 2017, a limited Special Edition will be published which is exclusively available in the Slanted Shop as a pre-order already.
The Helsinki Special Edition + Magazine contains the upcoming issue of Slanted Magazine #29 – Helsinki focusing on the design scene of Helsinki on 256 pages + 48-pages booklet Contemporary typefaces (to be release beginning of May 2017). Additionally the edition contains a folded “HELSINKI” poster which is Letterpress printed by Swiss designer Dafi Kühne, and a 96-pages notebook, that comes along with the custom typeface Suomi Primeval for free use. Get excited!
Publisher & design: Slanted Publishers
Release: May 2017
Edition of 250
Price: 29,- Euro
Also available without Slanted Magazine #29 – Helsinki at a preferential price.
Slanted Magazine #29 – Helsinki
Finland—though a small country judging by its population of 5.5 million inhabitants and population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometer (the lowest in the EU)—boasts many superlatives: there are more saunas than cars; it has the most heavy metal bands per capita; any Finnish noun can have over 200 different forms; Finns are the most avid readers of books and newspapers globally and world leaders in the use of libraries … The list goes on forever.
When the Slanted editors embarked on their trip to Helsinki in late summer 2016, to take a close-up look on the contemporary design scene, they found a rich design scene with designers who have an awareness for design in their blood.
Slanted met numerous designers, from legends, such as Eric Brunn, to the young wild ones and well known figures from the contemporary design scene, such as Jesse Auersalo, Bond Agency, Double Happiness, GRMMXI, Helsinki Type Studio, Kokoro & Moi, Kuudes, Linda Linko, Martin Martonen, N2, Tino Nyman, Prakt Design Agency, Schick Toikka, Tsto, and Werklig.
Publisher/Design: Slanted Publishers
Release: May 2017
Volume: 256 pages + 48-pages booklet + 8-pages folded cover
Format: 16 × 24 cm
Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital techniques to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. By using different kinds of instruments – from hand cut linoleum, traditional plastic poster type, pantograph cut new wood type and traditional metal type – for his HELSINKI composition, he pushes the boundaries of design. Never afraid of getting his hands dirty in his creative workshop, Dafi Kühne embraces the labor involved in the entire process of creating a poster from initial idea to finished product.
Designer: Dafi Kühne
Size: 35 × 52,5 cm
Paper: Recystar 100 g/sm
Production: 4 print runs, hand cut linoleum, traditional plastic poster type, pantograph cut new wood type and traditional metal type
Notebook with custom typeface Suomi Primeval
Referring to the design classics of Finnish designer Eero Aarnio, a custom typeface was designed by Katharina Sellier. It’s a fun typeface, playing with the forms and curves of pioneer’s high-quality plastic furniture. The font file can be downloaded via the notebook and used for free!
Typeface design: Katharina Sellier
Volume: 96 pages, 8 pages folded cover
Size: 16 × 24 cm
Paper: Holmen TRND 1.6 × volume, 70 g/sm
Cardboard: WestRock, FoldCraft, 283 g/sm
Print: Offset with spot color
Binding: staple binding