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Tender Digitality
Collection of Texts and Other Artefacts

Tender Digitality introduces an aesthetically oriented concept that intricately intertwines binary systems in a complex manner, setting them in motion. The concept, which is developed at the Zurich University of the Arts, responds to the human desire for sensuality, interpersonal connection, intuition, and well-being in digital environments. It explores ways to (re)transmit these experiences into the analog world of a book, developing its own distinct vocabularies.

Readers are guided through the various perspectives of this kaleidoscope, encouraging them to delve into different play-forms of “tender digitality” and develop their own approach. Assuming the role of researchers, they discover phenomena of extraordinary beauty or bizarreness within the spectrum spanning analogue and digital, social, and technological domains. Through exploration, learning, and the cultivation of “tender digitality,” readers can envision their own version of a community where individuals and artificial intelligences, avatars and cyborgs, humans and computers navigate digital landscapes with agency, intuition, and sensitivity.

With contributions by Charlotte Axelsson, Oliver Bendel, Dana Blume, Marisa Burn, Alexander Damianisch, Léa Ermuth, Hannah Eßler, Barbara Getto, Leoni Hof, Marcial Koch, Mela Kocher, Friederike Lampert, Gunter Lösel, Francis Müller, Marie-France Rafael, Oliver Ruf, Sascha Schneider, and Grit Wolany.

Tender Digitality

Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Editor: Charlotte Axelsson
Authors: Charlotte Axelsson, Oliver Bendel, Dana Blume, Marisa Burn, Alexander Damianisch, Léa Ermuth, Hannah Eßler, Barbara Getto, Leoni Hof, Marcial Koch, Mela Kocher, Friederike Lampert, Gunter Lösel, Francis Müller, Marie-France Rafael, Oliver Ruf, Sascha Schneider, Grit Wolany
Design: Slanted Publishers
Publishing Direction: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl
Production Management: Julia Kahl
Proofreading and translation: Miha Tavčar, scriptophil 
Release: February 2024
Format: 12 × 19 cm
Volume: 112 pages
Language: English
Printer: NINO Druck, Germany
Workmanship: Hardcover, thread-stitching, full-color, metallic iridescent cover material
Paper: Majestic Chameleon light blue, 120 gsm (Cover) / Juwel Offset, 120 gsm (Inside)
ISBN 978-3-948440-69-5
Price: €26.–

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Some Magazine #17—Look
A Magazine for Visual Inventors

For over one hundred years, we humans of the post-postmodern times have turned ourselves into outstanding visual athletes. We made visuality our superpower. Now we are about to change the rules of the game right in the middle of it. Will all this result in some new weird kind of blindness?

With contributions by Blatant Space, Catelijne van Middelkoop, David Horvitz, Eleonora Marton, Melody “LeMoon” Bossan and Rob Lowe.

This issue of Some Magazine is dedicated to the skill, the craft and the pure joy of looking!

Since 2010, changing editorial teams of young design students research, write, and layout the bi-annual Some Magazine. It is a part of the experimental design course of Prof. Sven Völker at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Editors: University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Prof. Sven Völker
Editor in chief & design: Prof. Sven Völker
Publishing Direction: Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl
Release: November 2023
Format: 17 × 24 cm
Volume: 80 pages
Language: English
Printer: Stober Medien, Germany
Paper: lona®offset 110 g/sm and 250 g/sm, distributed by Inapa 
Workmanship: saddle-stitched softcover with hot foil embossing
ISBN: 978-3-948440-67-1
Price: € 12.– (DE)

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Slanted Magazine #42—Books
Slanted Magazine #42—Books is a magazine about books. Every day, people ponder whether the future of the (printed) book is tied to its sensual quality. How can beautiful books secure their place in the media and society? How are content, medium, and form interconnected? Is manufacturing and design quality, in addition to its functionality, simply to be understood as a marketing argument?

In this edition, Slanted Publishers delves deeper into books that are pushing boundaries, moving beyond traditional norms, and rediscovering their essence. The belief is that genuine reading encompasses more than mere skimming; it involves understanding, grasping, and engaging in creative thinking. The value placed on the tactile experience of holding a book, flipping through its pages, setting it aside, and seamlessly resuming the reading is immense. It’s an experience cherished by many, one that defines the true essence of books.

Slanted Publishers emphasizes the resurgence of book reading as a significant trend, especially for those seeking enduring experiences and embracing multi-dimensional thinking. This edition showcases books that venture off the beaten path, departing from traditional conventions, and advocates for timeless book designs where the content shapes the form.

To commemorate the magazine’s release, Slanted Publishers has introduced a limited special edition, which includes a set of pencils from Viarco, the oldest pencil factory in Portugal. Make a statement with this and become part of the BK LVRS!

The Essence and Beauty of Books in One Magazine!

Slanted Magazine #42—Books
Autumn/Winter 23/24

Publisher, Editor, Design: Slanted Publishers
Release: November 2023
Volume: 256 pages
Format: 16 × 24 × 2.3 cm
Language: English
Printing: Offset printing, Stober Medien
Bookbinding: Swiss brochure, thread stitching by Schaumann
Cardboard Cover: lona® offset, 350 g/sm
Paper Inside: lona® art, 115 g/sm, joly mittelblau, 120 g/sm, distributed by Inapa Deutschland
Finishing: Hot foil stamping
ISSN: 1867-6510
ISBN: 978-3-948440-55-8
Price: €22.–

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