In June 2016, the Slanted editors Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl embarked on a two-week-trip to Warsaw, taking a close look on the contemporary design scene of Warsaw. They wanted to figure out what Polish design looks like today, asking how the young generation finds its place in society – in a capital which is constantly striding forward – a great opportunity and/or struggle, redefining own positions and thoughts.
Slanted met numerous designers, from old masters and legends, such as Rosław Szaybo or Mieczysław Wasilewski, to the young wild ones, such as Noviki, Type2, Jakub de Barbaro, or Edgar Bąk Studio – as well as well known figures from the contemporary design scene, such as Łukasz Dziedzic, FONTARTE, HUNCWOT, Grzegorz Laszuk, Mamastudio, Super Super, Syfon Studio, Jacek Utko, UVMW, White Cat Studio, and Zerkaj Studio.
Moreover the issue is thematically complemented by illustrations, photography, interviews and essays. It comes along with contributions by 3group, Max Cegielski, Cyber Kids on Real, Klara Czerniewska, Olga Drenda, Agata Dudek, Marta Gawin, Dirk Gebhardt, Viktoriya Grabowska, Grupa Projektor, Homework, Jakub Jezierski, Tymek Jezierski, Janek Koza, Agata Królak, KUKI, Iwona Kurz, Piotr Leśniak, Ian Lynam, Mateusz Machalski, Piotr Młodożeniec, MOONMADNESS, Negation Studio, Marta Niedbał, Ola Niepsuj, Agata Nowicka, Kacper Pobłocki, Poważne Studio, Redkroft, Zuzanna Rogatty, Dr. Piotr Rypson, Dawid Ryski, siedemzero, Piotr Socha, StudioKxx, Studio Otwarte, Super Salon, Dr. Agata Szydłowska, Tomasz Walenta, and Rene Wawrzkiewicz.
The conducted video interviews with various designers from Warsaw can be watched online on our video platform for free! Published with the financial support of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.
The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” is a regular feature of Slanted Magazine presenting an editorial selection of recently published international high-quality typefaces. For the first time, the booklet comes along with an additional section for Polish typefaces. Featured typefaces: Acron (Anna Cairns / VolcanoType), Adinah (Andy Lethbridge / Hand Foundry), Alergia Grotesk (Mateusz Machalski / Borutta Group), AwanZaman (Mamoun Sakkal & Juliet Shen / TypeTogether), Bunyan Pro (Patrick Griffin & Bill Troop / Canada Type), Canela (Miguel Reyes / Commercial Type), Cervo Neue (Błażej Ostoja Lniski / Typeforge Studio), Ciutadella Slab (Eduardo Manso / Emtype Foundry), FF Eggo Pro (Łukasz Dziedzic / FontFont), PS Fournier (Stéphane Elbaz / Typofonderie), InProgress (Quentin Schmerber, Jean-Baptiste Levée & Superscript / BAT Foundry), Kontrast Grotesk (Ján Filípek / DizajnDesign), Kopius (Sybille Hagmann / Kontour), Macho (Michał Jarociński / Dada Studio), Pensum Pro (Nils Thomsen / TypeMates), Piambis (Aga Silva / Aga Silva Fonts), Prangs (Alejandro Paul / Sudtipos), Rialto Script (Zuzanna Rogatty / The Designers Foundry), Taxon (Dieter Hofrichter / Hoftype), WASZ FA (Magdalena Frankowska & Artur Frankowski / FONTARTE FONTS), Zico (Marko Hrastovec / Typotheque).
Besides, a limited special edition has been published, consisting of a photographic essay presenting images from renowned photographer Tomasz Tomaszewski’s reportage “A Stone’s Throw” with a dramatic view on the Polish countryside, marked by tragedy. Moreover a booklet has been produced on a risograph, designed by Edgar Bąk Studio, showcasing the custom typeface “Warschau” designed by type designer Hubert Jocham. As an additional type goodie, there’s a typographic rub-off-sheet with Łukasz Dziedzic’s FF Clan.
Slanted #28 – Warsaw