Slanted Magazine #43—Ukraine

Slanted Magazine #43—Ukraine

Volume: 224 pages
Format: 16 × 24
Price: 22.00 
Please note: This is a preorder only. The Magazine gets shipped once published end of April 2024.

This Slanted issue is not about war. Instead, it delves into the lives of remarkable individuals within the creative industry in and hailing from Ukraine, as they endeavor to maintain a semblance of normalcy amidst their diligent efforts. This narrative underscores the inseparable bond between culture and design, raising the question of its feasibility.

During the NEED conference in Warsaw in early September 2023, the Ukrainian delegation motivated the Slanted team to initiate a magazine dedicated to the Ukrainian design sphere, advocating that “better now than never!” Without their invaluable assistance, input, and valor, such an endeavor would have been inconceivable. The editorial policy refrains from producing issues centered on a city or country if physical presence isn’t feasible, as the essence of a place cannot truly be captured from a distance. However, with each new connection established, the palpable tension among individuals becomes increasingly apparent, underscoring the universal impact of current circumstances.

The sheer volume of nearly 1,500 submissions was overwhelming, and the selection process inherently subjective. Despite meticulous deliberations, every decision, formulation, and work runs the risk of being perceived as flawed, insufficient, or misunderstood. The compilation features 20 interviews with designers and creatives both within and beyond Ukraine, offering diverse insights, responses, and perspectives.

Many of the showcased works and texts reflect upon the ongoing war, which has persisted for over two years. Despite this, there remains a glimmer of hope for its resolution, with a collective aspiration for design discourse to eventually transition to other topics. This issue serves as a significant contemporary time capsule, a testament to the profound impact of design, and an expression of Slanted Publishers’ unwavering commitment to this cause.

The magazine features three different covers by with artworks by Mykola Kovalenko, Dasha Podoltseva, and Anna Sarvira (no selection can be made).

Also, check out our Limited Special Edition Ukraine; it includes 10 stickers featuring designs by artists from Slanted Magazine #43—Ukraine.

Stick your message! #standwithukraine

Publisher

Slanted Publishers

Design

Slanted Publishers

Format in cm (w × h × d)

16 × 24

Volume

224 pages

Language

English

Workmanship

full-color with spot colors, open thread stitching, Swiss brochure with flaps

ISBN

978-3-948440-71-8

Slanted Magazine #43—Ukraine