Slanted #35 – Los Angeles

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Designers:
Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl, Cara Weinrich
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Slanted Publishers
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Slanted’s 35th issue is totally devoted to Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles is the opposite of our old metropolises. The sprawling multi-dimensionality is alien, and for many, gets on our nerves: the tangled network of highways and the constant driving around, the emphasized nonchalance and never-ending optimism of everyone, the sunny weather, the ingenious modernist architecture, the film industry, the tourists and the shitty art museums … perhaps, just perhaps everything about this city gets on our nerves.

Despite, or maybe because of all of this, L.A. is an awesome city, both in the Biblical sense and the slang sense.

Lars Harmsen and Ian Lynam wanted to meet Ed Ruscha to talk about his mysteriously seductive and motionless-looking reductive paintings. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out, but his piece “Hollywood is a verb” inspired the three different titles/cover variations of this issue.

Slanted Magazine #35—L.A. comes along with contributions by Abstract Office, Another Human, Benjamin Critton Art Department, Caleb Boyles, Brand New School, BUCK, Burning Settlers Cabin, Kat Catmur, Counterspace, ELLA, Emigre, Raymundo T. Reynoso a.k.a. Eyeone, Ed Fella, Folder Studio, Forth + Back, Jens Gehlhaar, Shawn Ghassemitari, Ella Gold, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Green Dragon Office, Escher GuneWardena, Jamal Gunn Becker, Happening Studio, and David Hartwell.

It also features contributions from Headline Records, Hennessey + Ingalls, Inventory Form & Content, Bijou Karman, David Karwan, Mr. Keedy, Udo Kier, Kevin Kim, Knowledge Design Lab, Lux Typographic + Design, LSD, Ian Lynam, MCKL, Maria Menshikova, National Forest, Kali Nikitas, nohawk, Hyu Oh, OH no Type Co., OOG Creative, Ara Oshagan, Hrant H. Papazian, Alex Pines, poly-mode, Robo, Zack Rosebrugh, Brian Roettinger, SEEN, Justin Hunt Sloane, Some All None, Still Room, Stink Studios, Studio BLDG, Daniel Sulzberg, Gail Swanlund, TOLO Architecture, Use All Five, Dameon Waggoner, Jiaqi Wang, and Yours Truly Creative.

Illustrations, interviews, essays, and a huge appendix with many useful tips and the best Californian typefaces complement the issue thematically.

Slanted Magazine #35—L.A.
Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Release: May 2020
Volume: 256 pages
Format: 16 × 24 × 2 cm
Language: English
Offset Printing: Stober
Silkscreen Printing: Seismografics
Paper: PERGRAPHICA® by Mondi Group

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