Slanted #42—BOOKS is a magazine about books. Every day we wonder if the future of the (printed) book is tied to its sensual quality? How can beautiful books secure their place in the media and society? How are content, medium, and form connected? Is manufacturing and design quality, in addition to its functionality, just to be understood as a marketing argument?
In this issue we want to present experimental design strategies—books that go unconventional ways—in contrast to classical books. We are looking for accidents, work that is based on mistakes and inaccuracy, cutting edge approaches, as well as new experimental procedures, from processing to ai-generated content. In opposition, we want to present timeless book designs, where content dictates form.
Graphic designers, illustrators, artists—you’re very welcome to submit your artwork with a statement/quote that explains your work. Journalists, authors, or poets, we would be very happy if you’d contact us by email and talk with us about your text submission. Text contributions are highly appreciated!
The call for contributions is closed! Thanks a lot for your submissions!
The issue will be published in November, participants whose work will be featured in the issue will receive a discount code by email to order a copy.