Loved and hated, hated and loved—seemingly no other European nation has a similarly segmented relationship to their capital as the French. Everything starts in Paris and everything conspires here. The city is the undisputed center of gravity of the country—almighty and omnipresent. All power originates and disperses from the city; politics, economics and culture.
In February 2015, the Slanted editors embarked on a one-week-trip to Paris to take a close-up look at contemporary design work and the loved and hated capitol of France. The Slanted team met 18 design studios and found a virtuosic approach on the unconcealed wounds and contradictions of a rapidly changing society as well as spirit and humor as a subversive armamentarium. They produced comprehensive studio portraits which provide a vivid and up-to-the-minute picture of the scene.
The resulting video interviews have been enriched with video material from the Shutterstock collection. Thanks to Augmented Reality and the Junaio app, readers can easily watch embedded videos of the Paris trip on mobile devices. Additionally, some of the videos can be watched online for free at slanted.de/videos
The issue is thematically complemented by illustrations, photography and fine art from contemporary culture.
visites et auteurs: ABM Studio, Akatre, Quentin Aldhui, Amelange, Philippe Apeloig, Atelier de Création Graphique, Atelier Formes Vives, Atelier Michel Bouvet, Benoît Bodhuin, Caroline Bouige, Lea Brousse, c-album, Charlotte Cheetham, Coco, Jocelyn Cottencin, Sophie Della Corte, Des Signes, Pierre-Olivier Deschamps, deValence, Jonathan Fabreguettes, Fontyou, Morgan Fortems, Fabienne Francisco, Frédéric Teschner Studio, Amélie Gastaut, Stéphane Goddard, GUsto, Hannah & Joel, Ilka Helmig, Helmo, Mehdi Hercberg, Étienne Hervy, Laurent Fétis & Sarah Martinon, Olivier Lebrun, Les Graphiquants, Véfa Lucas, Ian Lynam, Guillaume Mary, Thibault Maupetit, Fanette Mellier, Isabelle Moisy, Charlotte Molas, My Name is Wendy, Vincent Perrottet, Pinar&Viola, Jean François Porchez, Émilie Rigaud, Étienne Robial, Raban Ruddigkeit, Alice Sfintesco, Julie Sittler, Spassky Fischer, Superscript, Syndicat, Frédéric Tacer, Pierre Vanni, Vier5, Yorgo&Co.
The booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents fourteen recently published typefaces we think are important and interesting: Amster (Francisco Gálvez / PampaType), Beausite (Yassin Baggar / Fatype), Berlingske (Jonas Heksher / Playtype), Christel (Sascha Timplan / Stereotypes), Duwal Pro (Dennis Dünnwald / VolcanoType), Gemeli Micro (Jean-Baptiste Levée / Production Type), Kraaken FY (Fontyou graphic and type team / Fontyou), Mislab (Xavier Dupré / Typofonderie), Patron (Timo Gaessner / Milieu Grotesque), Plaak (Damien Gautier / Éditions deux-cent-cinq), Superb (Paco González / Resistenza), Taz Wide & Extended (Luc(as) de Groot / LucasFonts), UIB (Damiá Rotger Miró / Ductil), Woodkit (Ondrej Job / Typotheque)
2015 / Softcover / English & German
16 x 24 cm / 288 pp
Publisher/Design by Slanted Publishers