Slanted #27 is all about Portugal’s awakened graphic spirit
Slanted’s journey from Lisbon to Porto with a stop in Coimbra, is the best invitation to visit Portugal’s new graphic design scene through 27 studios. For some Lisbon resembles the more feminine side of it, with Porto being the more masculine one. For both of them, old and new seem to clash with tradition and avant-garde.
Historic factories such as Viúva Lamego (tiles) and Viarco (pencils) proved that they were able to redefine themselves without losing their souls. Same goes for the new energetic generation of designers that grew up with the financial crisis and unemployment: time has come to redefine the dramatic change of their country, influencing all aspects of cultural life.
As always, this new issue of Slanted is thematically complemented by illustrations, photography, interviews and essays. Last but not least, the booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents fourteen recently published high-quality typefaces with Centro (designed by Panos Vassiliou for Parachute) being one of many, carefully selected samples of exquisite typography. Slanted’s #27 Special Edition is a publication we are eager to devour.
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