Slanted Magazine #22 — Art Type

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Slanted Art Type brings together texts and works from the art world. The magazine presents a large number of art works and installation shots that explore language and typography by internationally renowned artists. It features a Q/A section with design studios developing visual identities in the field of culture production and numerous essays and interviews focusing on art, design and type.
Thanks to Augmented Reality and Junaio app Slanted readers can explore lots of interactive extras by moving their smartphone over the magazine’s pages.

 

You can buy at the Slanted Shop for 18€.

 

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Participants:
Mirko Borsche, Lars Breuer, Stefan Brüggemann, Sico Carlier, Rosson Crow, Shannon Ebner, Paul Elliman, Experimental Jetset, Hannes Famira, Edward Fella, Lutz Fezer, Luca Frei, Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, James Goggin, Tommy Grace, Karl Haendel, Alex Hanimann, Helmo, Dennis Hopper, Jeffery Keedy, Astrid Klein, Zak Kyes, Carolina Laudon, Lola, Chris Lozos, Ian Lynam, Michel M., Michel Majerus, Stefan Marx, Metahaven, David Millhouse, Kate Moross, Neasden Control Centre, Alexander Negrelli, Navid Nuur, Ruben Pater, Dave Peacock, Daniel Pflumm, Project Projects, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Stefan Sagmeister und Jessica Walsh, Stefan Sandner, Paula Scher, Aurel Schmidt, Pamela C. Scorzin, Jeffrey Shaw, David Spiller, Manuel Raeder, The Entente, Thonik, Mark Titchner, Christian Vetter, Johannes Wohnseifer, Michael Worthington

Typographische Monatsblätter Research Archive

What an amazing site. An exhaustive research on the Typographische Monatsblätter (TM) focussing on the issues from 1960 till 1990.

The Typographische Monatsblätter was one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of ‘Swiss typography’ to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. Its contributors include some of the most influential designers. Although the issues before 1960 are extremely rich in revealing the development of modernist typography, the years 1960–90 correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies, profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. From this general turbulence, new forms emerged and new models were explicitly manifested. The examination of the Typographische Monatsblätter during these specific years enables a greater understanding of the development of late 20th century typography and graphic design.

 

Via Aisleone.

John D. Berry on Typeradio

You probable know Typeradio, created by Underware, and it´s famous quote:

Type is speech on paper.
Typeradio is speech on type.”

Unfortunatelly i don´t have the time to hear it as often as I wanted…but today I heard the John D. Berry session, and I advise you to do the same.
(Don´t miss the nice jingle at the beggining :)
I specially liked the “confrontation” with David Carson‘s work, which I also appreciate very much. ( You can hear David Carson’s episodes also on typeradio)

It´s divided in three parts:

Part 1:
John always starts with questions, everything he does in his life he has come to sideways, he is interested in both words and visuals and does not make a distinction between the two. What good is it to be a designer if you don’t read?

Part 2:
John talks about collecting and accumulating, and how he organises his collections. If you are a collector of obscure literary magazines of the pacific north west from the late seventies and early eighties this could be your chance to increase your collection. John talks about being the editor of U&LC, and how content and design worked together perfectly.

Part3:
John explains how he got involved with U&lc. What he hates about typography and what not to do. What he finds important when designing a magazine. His views on Massimo Vignelli and David Carson. Why not to use Helvetica numerals. What he considers most powerful the written or spoken word.

And who is John D. Berry? Let´s go to the facts:

John D. Berry is an editor/typographer who works both sides of the design/content divide. He is the former editor and publisher of U&lc (Upper and lower case) and of U&lc Online, and he edited the book Language Culture Type, on international type design, published for ATypI by Graphis. He has a deep and eclectic background in both writing/editing and typography; he has made a career for more than twenty-five years in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco as an editor and book designer. He writes and consults extensively on typography, and he has won numerous awards for his book designs.
He writes a regular column about type and design, dot-font, for Creativepro.com.
He lives in Seattle with the writer Eileen Gunn.

He never drew a typeface, but “maybe he will surprise himself someday”.

TIME Magazine redesigned

TIME Magazine has been redesigned by Pentagram.

As Stengel says in the editor’s letter in the new issue, “This issue of TIME marks a new beginning. The magazine has a new look and structure. Every issue of TIME tells a larger story about the world we live in, and we wanted to create a design that would best present that story.”

“The magazine has been modernized,” Hayman agrees, “but it still has the TIME ‘DNA.’ We deliberately chose fonts and design elements that echo classic TIME magazine.” During the redesign process, Hayman worked closely with TIME’s in-house team, including Stengel, Hochstein and deputy art directors Cynthia Hoffman and D.W. Pine.

Paula Scher, who collaborated with Hayman on the redesign prototype, explained part of the thought process behind the project. “We created a system that we thought would resonate with today’s readers. It’s full of quick bits and relevant info, but still retains the spirit of TIME. We used the display typeface Franklin Gothic that was part of the history of the magazine, and revisited the grid used by Walter Bernard,” the legendary editorial designer.

Source: Pentagram’s Blog.