Revolution or evolution? Rise or fall? House of Pleasure or paradise? Coke or Guarapo? Marlboro or Cohiba? Beans or lobster? Freedom or Guantanamo? Track suit or tie? Internet or pigeon? Salsa or rap? Old Timer or Turbo? Museum or laboratory for the future? Working or not? Hope or exile? Or a mixture of everything? Cuba is different than we think – more complex, deep and full of surprises. Reason enough, the 21st Devote edition of Slanted magazine a generation of young Cuban artists and designers.
“Slanted # 21: CUBA – The New Generation” presents contemporary design, photography, illustration and typography from Cuba. Particular attention is paid to the Cuban poster art – much work has been presented never outside Cuba.
Never has a Slanted magazine has presented so many essays and reports: “Chico & Rita – A film by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal” and “Malecón Buena Vista” by Wolfgang Wick (DE), “Happiness” by Frank Wiedemann (DE), “Today Havana, Havana Cultura” by Randall Koral (FR), “Necessary Things” by Ernesto Oroza (U.S.), “poster as Bridges” by Carlos Zamora (U.S.), “Design on to Iceland” by Pedro Contreras Suarez (CU) , “Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba” by Jonathan M. Hansen (U.S.), “equal among equals – The Emporer’s New Clothes”, by Michael Schmidt (DE), “The Human Memory Machine” by Ian Lynam (JP) and “Cuba mi amor “by Anna Berkenbusch (DE). We also spoke with Hartwig Runge (Ingo Graf, DE), Javier Mariscal (ES), MC Mario (CU), Sachie Hernández Machín (CU), Sara Vega Miche (CU), Nelson Ponce Sánchez (CU), Raúl Valdés González ( Raupa, CU), Michele Miyares Hollands (CU), Giselle Monzón Calero (CU), Roberto Ramos Mori (CU), Edel Rodriguez Molano (Mola, CU), Pepe Menéndez (CU), Eduardo Sarmiento (U.S.), Daniel Díaz Milán (CU), Carlos Segura (U.S.), Pablo A. Medina (U.S.), Claudio Sotolongo (CU), Jorge Gonzalez (DE) and Yoan Pablo Hernandez (DE). In 10 × 10 interview format ten international poster designers to answer for to ten questions on poster art. By Andrew Lewis (CA), Anette Lenz (FR), Götz Gramlich (DE), Gunter Rambow (DE), Harmen Liemburg (NL), Jeff Kleinsmith (U.S.), Kiko Farkas (GR), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Takashi Akiyama (JP) and Yossi Lemel (IL).
With the new edition, there are some new features:
a) The first edition of 2013 makes its debut in a new format (16 x 24 cm) and a new scope (320 pages) and published annually from now on 2 x spring and autumn.
b) thanks to the previous ., successful crowdfunding, this edition is bilingual English / Spanish
c) Slanted is now also an interactive experience. With the free augmented reality app Junaio, numerous extras are discovered
d) The additional booklet “Contemporary Typefaces” presents the most interesting writings of the last six Months Agmena (Linotype Originals), Aleksei (Fatype), Classic Grotesque (Monotype), conspired Lovers (HaraldGeisler.com), Daphne (TypeManufactur), Gemma (Mota Italic), Irma Text Narrow (Typotheque), Lettera-Txt (Lineto . com), Lupa Sans Pro (Volcano Type / MyFonts), macula (Bold Monday), MeM (26 +), Paris Pro (Moshik Nadav Typography), Publico Banner (Commercial Type) and worthe Numerals (House Industries).
s) Slanted # 21 at the same time is the bachelor thesis of Falko Gerling Hoff and Markus Lange, students Giebichenstein Academy Hall.