Prague (Slanted 33)
In August 2018, Slanted editors and photographer Dirk Gebhardt took a close-up look at the contemporary design scene of Prague.
They had a number of good reasons to visit Prague: they wanted to immerse themselves in history and culture, see Josef Koudelka’s documentation of the Velvet Revolution, experience the disturbing world of Franz Kafka, enjoy the musical elegance of Dvořák and save their souls by inhaling the aura of UMRPUM, Prague’s Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design.
Far away from over-tourism at Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, or Prague Castle, Slanted met some amazing designers: they know where they’re from and their roots have given them a clear vision of where they want to go. They are the cohort shaping the new Prague, and their work fills this volume.
Illustrations, photography, interviews, essays, and a huge appendix with many useful tips and the best Czech typefaces complement the issue thematically.
With contributions from 20YY Designers, Patrik Antczak, Anymade Studio, Artishock, Michal Bačák, Peter Bankov, Filip Blažek, Braasi Industry, Briefcase Type Foundry, Tomáš Brousil, Monika Čejková, Čezeta motors, Anežka Hrubá Ciglerová, Design Herynek, Displaay, Petra Dočekalová, Kristina Fišerová, Fontstore, Karel Haloun, Heavyweight Digital Type Foundry, Martin Hrdina, Jitka Janečková, Kolektiv Studio, Jan Šrámek Kolouch, Linda Kudrnowská, Laboratoř, Františka Lachmanová, Zuzana Lednická, LINOSTOCK, Ian Lynam, Dermot Mac Cormack, Matýaš Machat, Man—Machine Type, Master & Master, Simon Matejka, Monsters, Veronika Rút Nováková, Oficina, OKOLO, PageFive, Parallel Practice, PBG, Pavla Pauknerová, Tomáš Pospiszyl, ReDesign, Rosetta Type Foundry, Side2, Radek Sidun, Adam Štěch, Storm Type Foundry, Studio adela&pauline, Studio Marvil, Studio Najbrt, Studio Novák & Balihar, Studio Petrohrad, Suitcase Type Foundry, Superior Type, superlative.works, Marta Sylvestrová, taketaketake, Tomski&Polanski, TypeTogether, uathentic, Rostislav Vaněk, and _ZVUK_..
Designed by Julia Kahl with Alex Staudt and Clara Weinreich
Published by Slanted Publishers
First edition, 2019 (English)
Softcover, 256 pages, 6.3 × 9.45 inches