Slanted Magazine #29 – Helsinki

Spring / Summer 2017

Although Finland is a small country, measured by its population of 5.5 million inhabitants and a population density of 18 inhabitants per square kilometre (the lowest in Europe), it has so many superlatives: There are more saunas than cars, most heavy metal bands per capita, each Finnish noun can have more than 200 different forms, Finns are the world’s most eager readers of books and newspapers and world leaders in the use of libraries … the list could go on forever.

When the Slanted team left for Helsinki in late summer 2016 to take a look at the design scene there, they discovered a rich creative culture with people who seem to have a great awareness of design in their blood.

Slanted met many designers, from legends like Eric Bruun to the young and wild, and famous personalities of the contemporary design scene like Jesse Auersalo, Bond Agency, Double Happiness, GRMMXI, Helsinki Type Studio, Kokoro & Moi, Kuudes, Linda Linko, Martin Martonen, N2, Tino Nyman, Prakt Design Agency, Schick Toikka, Tsto and Werklig. Their great works can be seen in the Slanted Magazine, their opinions and views in the additional video interviews can be seen for free online on our video portal.

The issue is thematically complemented by illustrations, photographs, interviews and essays with contributions by Aarikka, Agency Leroy, Aivan, Andbros, ANKI Rugs, artek, Melanie Dower, Everyday Design, Fjord, Laura Iisalo, Jalo Helsinki, Arja Karhumaa, Marianna Kellokoski, Leena Kisonen, Matilda Kivelä, Hanna Konola, Ida Kukkapuro, Riikka Laakso, Eero Lampinen, Heini Lehtinen, LUK, Ian Lynam, Dermot Mac Cormack, Sac Magique, Marika Maijala, Sanna Mander, Marimekko, Merkitys, Nide, Rami Niemi, Nikari, Plantui, Lauri Ilmari Puustjärvi, Samuli Saarinen, Enni Sahlman, Saint Vacant, Ville Savimaa, Tikari & Maininki, Tulva, Wevolve.

The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” is a regular part of Slanted Magazine and presents an editorial selection of recently published international and high quality typefaces. The booklet included an additional chapter with Finnish fonts. Presented fonts: Agis (Jani Paavola / Cloud9 Type Dept), Alku Handwriting (Jarno Lukkarila / Typolar), Apax (François Rappo / Optimo), FF Berlare (Donald Beekman / FontFont), Brummell (Panos Vassiliou / Parachute), Chap (Florian Schick, Lauri Toikka / Schick Toikka), Colorado (Julia Symäläinen, Jürgen Sanides / Juliasys), Finlandica (Niklas Ekholm, Juho Hiilivirta, Jaakko Suomalainen / Helsinki Type Studio), Fino (Ermin Međedović / TypeTogether), Francis (Nikola Djurek / Typotheque), Handelson (Mika Melvas), Mala (Barbara Bigosińska / Bold Monday), Monumental Grotesk (Robin Mientjes / Tiny Type Co.), Nantes (Luzi Gantenbein / Luzi Type), Nordvest (Nina Stössinger / Monokrom), Rando (Maurice Göldner / Camelot Typefaces), Sneak (Fabian Fohrer / Tightype), Stratos (Yoann Minet / Production Type), Syrup (Emil Bertell / Fenotype), Triangle (Tomi Haaparanta / Suomi Type Foundry), Newspaper (Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, Sami Körtemäki / Underware).

In addition, a limited special edition has been published, consisting of a folding poster designed by Dafi Kühne, a notebook with the free exclusive type Suomi Primeval and the latest edition of the art book project 100for10 with Aleksi “xbstrxct” Koivusalo (in addition to the first 40 orders).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants of the edition whose contributions have contributed significantly to the result. Many thanks also to all supporters and sponsors, without whom the magazine would not have been possible in this form. Thank you very much!

Slanted #29—Helsinki

Publisher/Design: Slanted Publishers
Release date: May 2017
Scope: 256 pages + 48-page booklet
Language: English
Print Content: Stober
Print Cover: Graefe Druck & Veredelung
Paper: Holmen TRND / Holmen Paper 
Cover: Invercote Creato / Iggesund Paperboard
Price: € 18.—


By the way: The Slanted Magazine #29—Helsinki is also available in bundle with the limited Special Edition—if you subscribe until 31.05.2017, you will get the Special Edition as a free gift!