The first issue in 2009 has just been released at Colophon 2009 in Luxembourg: Slanted #7 - “Geometrics.Porn.”
“Geometrics” deals with type and design that is based on basic geometric forms like square, circle and triangle. The first magazine section illuminates this topic by portraits, type essays and photo series. The categories Fontlabels, Fonts & Families, Fontnames Illustrated and Typolyrics present contemporary typefaces and designers. With contributions of Emil Kozak, Non-Format, Dan Reynolds, Florian Walzel, Ian Moore, Taro Hirano, Dirk Altenkirch and many more. The second magazine section offers interviews with Ed Benguiat, John Collins and Jan Middendorp, geometric works and projects (among others Hort, Benoit Lemoine, Labour, Mind Design) as well as the category Studienplatz that presents (final) works of students. The third magazine section connects the magazine with our weblog www.slanted.de. Here you can find discussions regarding entries and archives of fonts, books and magazines that have been presented on the weblog. Furthermore the book-/magazine shops „do you read me?!“ and „Soda“ show their current favorite publications.
Slanted #7 comes with some novelties: Hubert Jocham, Typedesigner, is going to design an exclusive headline font for the next 4 issues that will deal with the particular topic - our readers can download it for free. NeoPop S7 is the first font released in this series. It decorates the cover of »Geometrics«. The cover itself is a folded poster that covers the binding. There will be a series of 4 posters until the end of the year, that form a 4-word-sentence. PORN is the beginning - because we see a connection between the mostly fat, visually strong geometric material and the drive to show visual lust.
Facts: Slanted Magazine #7 Geometrics.Porn. Spring 2009 196 pages 12 Euro
Slanted: Frequency: 4 times a year (March, June, September, December) Printing: E&B Engelhardt und Bauer, Karlsruhe Print run: 10.000 Distribution: Directly through www.slanted.de, Amazon, selected bookstores Advertisements: www.slanted.de/mediadaten