Slanted #23 – Swiss Issue
The Editors of Slanted magazine embarked on a two week “Tour de Suisse” and talked to some of the most innovative and interesting Swiss designers about tradition, transgression and progression. The resulting photos, text and video interviews with the 23 designers and studios give insight to contemporary design work in Switzerland and a glance behind the scenes.
The 23rd issue of Slanted magazine contains numerous essays reflecting Swiss graphic design, an illustrated section “Helvetica Illustrated”, a photo series of the former Bond-girl, Ursula Andress, interviews and a Carte Blanche in cooperation with form magazine. Also, included is a special “work and life” of typographer and graphic designer Hans Rudolf Lutz, edited and designed by students of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design under the Direction of Prof. Urs Lehni.
Furthermore, this 336-page issue utilizes materials to interpreted the opposing sides of Switzerland: A very shiny and structured surface against the raw and rough. This juxtaposition is represented in this issue with the use of the Chromolux-material. On the high glossy side, readers can follow the Tour de Suisse and the uncoated side features content of the Suisse Issue.
Thanks to Augmented Reality and the Junaio app, readers can easily watch embedded videos of the Tour de Suisse on mobile devices.
Tour de Suisse
Eric Andersen, Ludovic Balland, Angela Thomas (über Max Bill), Jacques Borel, Bringolf Irion Vögeli, Büro Destruct, Claudiabasel, Heyday, Hi, Hochparterre, Jost Hochuli, Matthias Hofmann, IDPURE, Komet, Matrix, Norm, Feixen, François Rappo, Rawcut, Aurèle Sack, Niklaus Troxler, Von B und C, Wolfgang Weingart
Essays, Helvetica Illustrated, Ursi National, Interviews, Carte Blanche / form, Lutz Special / HfG KA
The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents fourteen recently published typefaces we think are important and interesting: Allegra (Jost Hochuli / abc litera), Apeloig Type Library (Philippe Apeloig / Nouvelle Noire), Austin Text (Paul Barnes / Commercial Type), Balto (Tal Leming / Type Supply), Camingo Mono (Jan Fromm), Coperto (Alexander Colby / Milieu Grotesque), DF Rika (Ko Sliggers / Dutchfonts), Duplicate Collection (Christian Schwartz, Miguel Reyes / Commercial Type), FS Maja (Jason Smith / Fontsmith), Karloff (Peter Bi’lak, Pieter van Rosmalen / Typotheque), Lalola (Laura Meseguer / Type-Ø-Tones), Odesta (Ondrej Jób / Urtd), Shameless (Neil Summerour / Positype), Voyage (Emil Bertell / Fenotype)
MAGMA Brand Design
16 × 24 × 2 cm