Slanted #40, Experimental Type
160 x 240 mm, 288 pages
Karlsruhe, Germany (English-language)
Editor-in-chief: Lars Harmsen
Art director: Saehyeen Shin
The biannual magazine covering international graphic design and culture returns to its typrographic roots with a special dedicated to experimental type—a perfect accomaniment to Slanted’s recent Year Book of Type, which showcases 2022’s new typefaces.
The issue is a collection of type used in print, digital and architecture that tests legibility across eight themes: Tactile Realism, Anti-reader-friendly, Deliberate Imperfection & Serendipity, Coincidence & Intention, Ever-changing, Cutting-edge, Off the Screen and Push to the Limits.
It’s completed by a series of eight essays that examine the line between visual experiment and illegibility.