Profile

Slanted Publishers is an internationally active publishing and media house founded in 2014 by Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl. They publish the award-winning print magazine Slanted, covering international developments in design and culture twice a year. Since its establishment in 2004, the daily Slanted blog highlights events and news from an international design scene and showcases inspiring portfolios from all over the world. Over the years, more than 180 video interviews with designers and entrepreneurs have been made, forming an archive that bears witness to our time.

In addition to the Slanted blog and magazine, Slanted Publishers initiates and creates projects such as the Yearbook of Type, tear-off calendars Typodarium and Photodarium, independent type foundry VolcanoType and others. Slanted’s publishing program reflects their own diverse interests, focusing on contemporary design and culture, working closely with editors and authors to produce outstanding publications with meaningful content and high quality. These publications can be found in the Slanted Shop alongside other extraordinary products by young design talents and established producers from all over the world. Slanted was born from great passion and has made a name for itself across the globe. Its design is vibrant and inspiring—its philosophy open-minded, tolerant, and curious.

Contact

Slanted Publishers UG
Nördliche Uferstraße 4–6
76189 Karlsruhe, Germany
T +49 (0) 721 851 482 68
[email protected]
www.slanted.de

Imprint

VAT Number: DE295329244
CEOs: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl
Responsible tax office: Karlsruhe City
Tax ID: 35008/15125
Commercial register Mannheim, HRB 719864
Slanted Publishers UG, Karlsruhe

Editors

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Julia Kahl

Founder and Editor in Chief Online

Julia joined the Slanted project in 2007. She studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and lives and works in Karlsruhe. In 2014 she set up the publishing and media house Slanted Publishers together with Lars. She now oversees the commercial side of the business and all editorial content across online and print. Besides she teaches in the fields of typography and editorial design at different universities. Contact her to discuss working with us on sponsored content, commercial and media partnerships, commissioning work, publishing possibilities as well as developing new opportunities.

Lars Harmsen

Lars Harmsen

Founder and Editor in Chief Print

Lars initiated the Slanted blog as a side project in 2004 which was followed by the first printed issue in 2005. He studied Visual Communication in Basel and Pforzheim, already founding the design agency MAGMA in Karlsruhe during his time as a student. 2014 he moved to Munich as a partner and creative director of Melville Brand Design. Since 2011 he has been a teacher for concept, layout and typography at the University of Dortmund. His nationally and internationally award-winning work focuses on typography, corporate and editorial design. Beyond that he writes for a variety of design and typography publications. In 2014 he set up the publishing and media house Slanted Publishers together with Julia. He now oversees the creative output across all sides of the business.

Clara Weinreich

Clara Weinreich

Project Manager, Designer, Editor

Clara joined Slanted in March 2017. She studied Communication Design at the MSD/Münster School of Design and received a bachelor degree in 2017. She is a project manager as well as a graphic designer and is part of the editorial team at Slanted Publishers since then. Contact her if you have new topics from the creative industry, especially from the field of typography.

Juliane Nöst

Juliane Nöst

Project Manager, Designer, Editor

Juliane studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2017. After working for a design agency for some time, she studied Editorial Design in Dortmund and graduated with a Master’s degree in 2021. While she has always worked in various design fields, her great passion lies in books, magazines, and typography. Juliane joined the Slanted team in 2022. She is a project manager as well as a graphic designer and is part of the editorial team. Contact her if you have new topics from the creative industry.

Julia Klose

Julia Klose

Distribution & Sales

Julia joined the Slanted team in 2022 and takes care of distribution and sales. She is a bookseller and studied Bookselling and Publishing Management at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig). Being a book lover at heart, she also has many years of professional experience in the book industry. Contact her for orders and to establish new sales cooperations.

Giulia Bertolino

Customer Support

Giulia is a citizen of the world, currently living in Germany and working on her master’s degree in Exhibition Design and Scenography at the HfG Karlsruhe. She’s  interested in design magazines, architecture and photography and since end of 2022 takes care of the customer support.

Tessa Breuer

Tessa Breuer

Assistance Graphic Design & Editing

Tessa is a Communication Design Student at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and joined our team for her six-month internship in September 2022. She is passionate about typography, photography, illustration, and especially editorial design. She loves her dog Kaya more than everything else.

Maritza Lapeira

Assistance Graphic Design & Editing

Maritza studies Visual Communication at the Faculty of Design Pforzheim. She just finished her Erasmus at the Politecnico di Milano. Her greatest interest are in photography and editorial design. She joined the Slanted team for a 6-months internship in September 2022.

Jobs

Internships at Slanted Publishers take place in Karlsruhe and are paid. If interested, please send your complete application as a meaningful PDF portfolio (cover letter, resume, work samples + letter of motivation—why do you want to do an internship at Slanted?) by email.

In general, we offer 6-month internships in the field of editing/publishing or graphic design twice a year. In addition, we are also open for short-term internships (at least 4 weeks), if it matches our projects.

We offer responsible, independent work and under supervision, possible participation in design conferences as part of our media partnerships, and a pleasant working atmosphere with friendly colleagues in a spacious office 🙂

Graphic Design Internship:

Here’s what you should bring:

  • Completed basic studies in graphic design (or similar)
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Solid application knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop
  • Interest in new trends in the fields of design, art, and culture
  • Enthusiasm for typography, current trends in type design
  • Editorial interest
  • Independence, vision, flexibility, creativity and inventiveness
  • Organisational talent and strong communication skills
  • Conscientious and precise work
  • In the case of 6-month internships, the internship must take place as part of a compulsory internship during the course of study

We offer:

  • Editorial and graphic collaboration on Slanted Magazine, especially issue #41 (Amsterdam)
  • Insights into our publishing activities (conception, editing, organization, distribution, PR etc.)
  • Graphic collaboration on our publications
  • Studio photography, image editing

Editing/Publishing Internship:

Here’s what you should bring:

  • Completed basic studies in Book Sciences, Publishing (or similar)
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (native speakers are welcome)
  • Solid application knowledge of Office programs, basic knowledge in Photoshop, CMS systems is an advantage
  • Interest in new trends in the fields of design, art, and culture
  • Editorial interest
  • Independence, vision, flexibility, creativity and inventiveness
  • Organisational talent and strong communication skills
  • Conscientious and precise work
  • In the case of 6-month internships, the internship must take place as part of a compulsory internship during the course of study

We offer:

  • Editorial work on the Slanted blog and social channels, as well as on various publications.
  • Cross-sector insights into our publishing activities, especially conception, financing, editing, proofreading, production, distribution, press, etc.)

Lectures and workshops

Julia Kahl and Lars Harmsen give talks about their work and experiences with Slanted Publishers at design conferences and share their knowledge in practical workshops. We are happy to receive inquiries at [email protected].

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Cologne, DE

Academy of Visual Arts

Frankfurt, DE

Badischer Kunstverein

Karlsruhe, DE

BDG Berufsverband der deutschen Kommunikationsdesigner

Munich, DE

Brno 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design

Brno, CZ

Call for Type

Mainz, DE

CMYK Festival

Barcelona, ES

Colophon

Luxembourg, LU

DASA

Dortmund, DE

Eastern Design Conference

Košice, SK

EDCH Editorial Design Conference

Munich, DE

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

Paris, FR

Esquina Norte

Tijuana, MX

European Design Conference

Zurich, DE

Facing Pages

Arnheim, NL

FH Aachen

Aachen, DE

FH Johanneum

Graz, AT

FH Dortmund

Dortmund, DE

Forward Festival

Munich, DE
Vienna, AT
Zurich, CH

Granshan

Bangkok, TH

Haus Wellensiek

Bielefeld, DE

Hochschule Detmold

Detmold, DE

Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, DE

Hochschule Darmstadt

Darmstadt, DE

Hochschule Mannheim

Mannheim, DE

Hochschule Niederrhein

Krefeld, DE

Hochschule Pforzheim

Pforzheim, DE

ICTVC

Thessaloniki, GR

Idea Parade

Nuremberg, DE

Indiecon

Hamburg, DE

Integrated Conference

Antwerp, BE

ISType

Istanbul, TR

Kerning Conference

Faenza, IT

Leipziger Typotage

Leipzig, DE

Musées des Arts Décoratifs

Paris, FR

Muthesius Kunsthochschule

Kiel, DE

SABE Design Talks

Amman, JO

Saturday Type Fever

Karlsruhe, DE

State Academy Stuttgart

Stuttgart, DE

The Open End Creativity Festival

Luxembourg, LU

Type Director’s Club

New York, US

TYPO Berlin

Berlin, DE

Typografische Gesellschaft München

Munich, DE

Typomad

Madrid, ES

Torino Graphic Days

Turin, IT

Us By Night

Antwerp, NL

Jury

100 Best Posters

2020, President of the jury

Annual Multimedia

2012

Mut zur Wut

2019

École supérieure d’art des Pyrénées

2019, President of the jury

Brno 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design

2018

Design Award Rhineland-Palatinate

2014, 2018

Gregor Calendar Award

2017

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Grand Projets

2017, President of the jury 

ESAV MARRAKECH, école supérieure des arts visuels, Grand Projets

2016, President of the jury 

German Design Award / German Design Council

2016

Stiftung Buchkunst

2016, 2021

FREISTIL

2014

TEC21 – Fachzeitschrift für Architektur, Zürich

2013

Designforum Rheinland-Pfalz

2012

Gute Plakate Wettbewerb, Berlin

2012

FRESH Illustration

2011, President of the jury 

Awards

Over the years, Slanted has been honoured with numerous international design awards by renowned juries. We are very thankful for the recognition our work has received.

ADC Wettbewerb

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007

Deutscher Designer Club (DDC)

2019

ADC of Europe

2020, 2010, 2008

Annual Multimedia

2013, 2008

Berliner Type

2018, 2009, 2008

Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

2009

European Design Awards

2020, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008

German Design Award

2021, 2017, 2015, 2014

Gregor International Calendar Award

2014, 2013

iF communication design award

2007

Lead Awards

2013, 2008, 2007

red dot Award Communication Design

2017, 2008

Tokyo TDC

2022, 2021, 2015, 2014

Type Directors Club NY

2022, 2020, 2011, 2008, 2007

Werkbund Label

2012