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Production Cost

Production Time

4 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

210 mm × 270 mm (8.3 in × 10.6 in)

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Paper Stock

Mixed coated and uncoated, 250 g/qm, 130 g/qm, 70 g/qm

Number of Colors

Cover: 6 HKS colors
Interior: CMYK, 2 HKS colors


Interior: Drip-Off




Korpus by Michael Mischler
Nik Thoenen for Binnenland


My most potent chemistry lesson came the day the HCl (hydrochloric acid) ate my sweatshirt. In that moment, I learned the value of explosions over carefully followed instructions. Though perhaps only as functional as a garbage can fire, experimental typography is no less beautiful and exciting. That spark — the moment when letter, consumed by concept, combusts — that’s enough to make you want to blow s#it up.

Slanted #15 – Experimental deals with experimental design strategies in typography and graphic design. This issue presents projects incorporating the accident into the design process, works based on mistakes and inaccuracy, fonts that derive from a concept or a system — in the end work that experiments or goes unconventional ways in design.

Inaccuracies sometimes lead to new precision — as in this issue’s text font. The typeface Korpus has been designed by Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen of Swiss font label Binnenland. It is based on a careful analysis of inaccuracy occurring in the print image of early 20th century fonts. This issue’s cover is realized in an old-fashioned, experimental procedure, too: its print sheet has been produced in rainbow printing using HKS colors.

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Art-Direction: Flo Gaertner, Lars Harmsen
Editors: Flo Gaertner, Lars Harmsen, Julia Kahl, Michael Schmidt
Design: Julia Kahl

Editor in Chief: Lars Harmsen
Managing Editor: Julia Kahl
Assistance: Anja Neidhardt, Ina Doncheva, Julian Müller, Sarah Schmitt, Tobias Dahl



E&B Engelhardt and Bauer, Karlsruhe, Germany

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Kelly Cree

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November 16, 2011


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