Publications - Parachute® on Friday, December 05th, 2008

These Germans never cease to amaze us. The new issue of Slanted magazine which focuses on signs, symbols and ornaments, is once again a winner. This edition is filled with interesting interviews and names such as Hubert Jocham, PetPunk, Kurt Weidemann, Raban Ruddigkeit and Jan Middendorp, contributions from personalities such as the incredible Canadian designer Marian Bantjes who also designed the cover, visual essays and student projects. Symbol fonts from several foundries such as Smeltery, LucasFonts, 2Rebels, DutchFonts, Emigre, Outras Fontes, P22, Volcano Type and Die Typonauten, are also featured. In another section, “Fontnames Illustrated”, the German designers Pixelgarten illustrate Parachute’s ‘Ornamental Treasures‘ and they come up with a very interesting spread. The last section of the magazine connects to its weblog. Here you may find often discussed entries, reader’s response and presentations of new fonts, books and magazines.

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experimental - Parachute® on Friday, December 05th, 2008

From time to time we run into some very interesting projects which we pass on to you. Such is this student project which explores expressive layout design, using typography creatively. Damascus born designer Jihad Lahham designed this project as a student at Ringling college of Art and Design. For each category (such as type with image, type with collage image, strictly type, etc) there are 6 spreads, each one of them with a different exploration. The text used is taken from the book ‘Readies’, an essay written by Robert Carlton Brown and published in the international avant-garde journal Transition in 1930 about a reading machine.

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