By making experiments, we gain experience and knowledge. Experiments broaden our horizon, let us enter into the undiscovered, and feed our lust for more. With Slanted Magazine #40 – ‘Experimental Type’, Slanted opens eight doors, each offering a glimpse into spaces that were explored by pushing conventions, limitations, and thoughts to the next level.
‘Tactile Realism’ shows works with tactile character, adding material properties to the typeface. The ‘Anti-Reader-Friendly’ typography becomes the “readymade” of the type world – and in doing so, a form of denying the possibility of defining art. In the area of ‘Deliberate Imperfection & Serendipity’, disassembly and assembly of typeface leads to new discoveries. While ‘Coincidence & Intention’ brings the randomness of the accidental into the design process and explores works based on mistakes and inaccuracies. The ‘Ever-Changing’ room showcases experiments of kinetic typography breaking away from its static state by adding movement and a three-dimensional stereoscopy, and the fourth dimension: time. ‘Cutting Edge’ directs attention to state-of-the-art technologies and their impact on design experiments. ‘Off the Screen’ explores physical space, within which writing becomes material, object, and sculpture. Last but not least, ‘Push to the Limits’ encourages to rethink finitude, breaking boundaries of conditioned symbolism, triggering new stimuli.
Plus, a limited special edition has been published with a set of three type stencils to draw your own experimental letters.
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Volume: 288 pages, Format: 16 × 24 × 2.4 cm
Printing: Offset printing, Stober Medien
Book binding: Swiss brochure, thread stitching by Spinner Buchbinderei
Cardboard Cover: Black Magic, 320 g/sm
Finishing: Hot stamping by Stober Medien
ISSN: 1867-6510, Price: € 18.–