Publications - Parachute® on Tuesday, September 04th, 2012

The new issue of Slanted magazine is focused on super families (large typeface families) and their amazing range of variations.

These families are characterized by a variety of cuts, which spread open to extremes such as Hairline to Ultra Black and Compressed to Extended. In addition, immediate relatives are also represented such as Sans Serif, Semi Serif, Slab, Rounded, etc.

The new issue comes packed with numerous wonderful photographs, essays and reports as well as special interviews with expert professionals, such as Nadine Chahine, Ian Party, Yanone and Ivo Gabrowitsch. Besides several historic families which are featured, the eight page fold-out cover presents something really cool: a geneology of the best type super families, edited by Indra Kupferschmid. In another interview, Panos Vassiliou from Parachute talks about the award winning typefaces: Centro Pro and Regal Pro.

Regal Pro is a Red Dot winning typeface and was originally created for the redesign of Grazia magazine. Later it was upgraded for further commercial use and the three basic families were expanded to include more variations, ligatures, swashes and additional support for Cyrillic and Greek. The final version includes 5 families (Regal FinesseRegal SwashRegal Display, Regal Text, Regal Stencil).

Centro Pro is a European Design Awards winning typeface and was characterized by the jury as an almost ‘invisible’ typeface with distinct personality. It has a range of weights that is ideal for a wide range of design works and fulfill its purpose while not attracting any unnecessary attention. Centro Pro includes 3 families. (Centro Serif, Centro Sans, Centro Slab)

For further information you can visit the Slanted website or blog.

Publications - Parachute® on Friday, June 24th, 2011

The new issue of Slanted magazine Grotesque 2 is dedicated to grotesque fonts which appeared mainly at the end of 19th century. In 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed the Royal Grotesque with four weights for the Königlich-Preußische Akademie zu Berlin, based on which Akzidenz Grotesque was developed  in 1918. At the same time, from 1905 to 1930, Morris Fuller Benton created American Grotesque based on the older grotesques.

The magazine presents a large number of several related grotesque fonts, illustrations and projects from several designers. Type essays by Flo Gaertner (Karlsruhe), Robert Schumann (Berlin) and Anna Sinofzik (London). The new issue also includes interviews with Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo (Porto), Edwin van Gelder (Amsterdam), Marta Podkowinska and Karol Gadzala (Krakow) and Hans Gremmen (Amsterdam) as well as a musical travelogue by Frank Wiedemann (Berlin).

Publications - Parachute® on Thursday, December 09th, 2010

“Beat That If You Can!” is the new issue released by Slanted magazine dedicated to women in the field of typography and graphic design. It is a stage for extraordinary and intelligent projects by women. The purpose of the issue is to provide better visibility to female type and graphic designers. Despite the fact that the industry is populated by female graphic designers there are still not that many doing typographic work. It was about time to bring them to the spotlight which is good for us men as we are sick and tired of being surrounded by only male in this field (editor’s comment).

In this issue Slanted presents the work of Ariane Spanier (Berlin), Julia Born (Amsterdam) and Verena Gerlach (Berlin), the photographic essays “Brides of Krishna” by Kalpesh Lathigra (dmbmedia / London) and “Female Marines” from the archives of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as contemporary typefaces, illustrations and graphic projects by female designers.
Type essays by Laure Boer (Berlin) and Gerda Breuer/Julia Meer (Wuppertal) are dealing with the role of women in graphic design and typography and outline a corresponding history. Numerous interviews with Verena Gerlach (Berlin), Ariane Spanier (Berlin), Nadine Chahine (Bad Homburg), Veronika Burian (Prague), Laura Worthington (Washington), Kapitza (London), Geneviève Gauckler (Paris), Esen Karol (Istanbul), Akiko Kanna (Tokyo) and Susanne Baer (Tokyo) as well as the second part of the Tokyo report by Ian Lynam (Tokyo).

Publications - Parachute® on Thursday, July 15th, 2010

We just got our hands on TypoLyrics a book about music and typefaces. This new publication by Slanted, presents the works of several celebrated graphic designers as well as talented young designers from around the world, who use typefaces to give shape to lyrics of more than 170 songs from new wave and disco to metal and hip hop. The result is awesome. Eleven chapters of a well organized book with each chapter presenting a different typeface category and a different style of music. Contributions come from 123buero (GER), Base (ES), bauer (A), Bureau Mario Lombardo (GER), Bureau Mirko Borsche (GER), Fons Hickmann m23 (GER), Gavillet & Rust (CH), L2M3 (GER), Mainstudio (NL), Matt W. Moore (USA), Norm (CH), Paula Troxler (CH), Pixelgarten (GER), Vier5 (FR) and many more. Two Parachute typefaces Centro Slab Pro and Ornamental Treasures were selected and presented in the Hip Hop and Rock ‘n’ Roll/Swing categories by Benedict Rohrer and Jonas Beuchert. Surely this is a must have book for your library.


Publications - Parachute® on Thursday, April 15th, 2010

This newly released edition of Slanted magazine takes a look into blackletter fonts and their modern applications. Slanted presents innovative work from a variety of sources such as Invisible Creature, Linotype and the Klingspor Museum. Contemporary blackletter fonts and designers from around the world are introduced, followed by interviews with Alejandro Paul, Bernard Stein, Alex Trochut and Christophe Szpajdel. The chapter introduction pages are decorated with Hubert Jocham’s headline-font “NeoThorn S10” exclusively created for this issue in two styles.


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