Slanted Summer School On the Docks 2023

Slanted Summer School On the Docks 2023

Price: 600.00 

Welcome to the Slanted Summer School, taking place from August 8th–11th, 2023, in the stunning offices of Slanted Publishers on the docks of Karlsruhe Rheinhafen, Germany. This exclusive four-day program offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals and gain hands-on experience in editorial design and editing.

With a small group of approx. 12 participants, you’ll receive individualized attention and guidance to develop your skills and hone your craft. By the end of the program, you’ll have designed a printed publication as a team with a maximum of 80 pages, size 16 × 24 cm, which will be distributed via the online shop at in a small print run.

In addition to the intensive program of the Slanted Summer School, we are excited to announce that there will be a special excursion to the renowned ZKM museum, a unique institution in Europe dedicated to the intersection of art and technology. This visit will provide a chance to see some of the most innovative and thought-provoking exhibits in contemporary art and design, and gain inspiration for your own work (admission fee not included).

The Summer School provides not only an exceptional learning experience but also a friendly and welcoming environment. Drinks during workshop times will be provided, and the good vibes are guaranteed.

The summer school is supervised by Julia Kahl, the co-founder of Slanted Publishers in 2014, and a well-known figure in the world of typography and design. Her passion for typography, editorial design, and all things print is evident in her work, which has received international recognition. Julia’s experience as a designer, editor, and publisher, combined with her love for connecting with people and cultures from all over the world, makes her the perfect guide for this summer school.

In addition to running Slanted Publishers, Julia also teaches typography and editorial design at various universities and regularly participates in international design juries. With her guidance, you will gain insights into the latest design trends, develop new skills, and learn how to create compelling and effective editorial designs.

The Slanted Summer School is an intense and immersive experience, designed to make the most of your time and help you achieve your full potential in making a publication. Our daily schedule starts promptly at 9:30 am and typically runs until 6:00 pm, with a 1-hour lunch break and some shorter breaks throughout the day to allow for rest and relaxation.


  • Monday (07.08.): Arrival, Come Together in the evening
  • Tuesday (08.08.): 1. Workshop Day, start at 9:30 a.m., 1 hr lunch break, end at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday (09.08.): 2. Workshop Day, start at 9:30 a.m., 1 hr lunch break, end at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday (10.08.), 3. Workshop Day, start at 9:30 a.m., 1 hr lunch break, end at 6 p.m.
  • Friday (11.08.): 4. Workshop Day, start at 9:30 a.m., end at 2 p.m., Departure

Target group:

While the Slanted Summer School is an ambitious and intensive program, we welcome participants of all levels of experience and expertise. You do not need any specific typographic knowledge or experience specific experience with editorial design. All we require is a highly motivated group of individuals who are enthusiastic about graphic design and typography with basic knowledge of the common software. It is designed to appeal to graphic design enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to experts. Photographers, illustrators and creatives from other fields are welcome as well to engage with their own expertise.


  • Bring your own equipment/laptop with Adobe Suite. If you’re into photography, bring your camera, if you’re into illustrating, bring your drawing tablet, if you’re into sound, bring your recorder, if you’re into ...
  • The course language will be adapted to the participants (English/German)
  • You will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course (if you want to have one)

Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge and build your portfolio under the guidance of the most respected figures in the industry!

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