The new Slanted takes off for Dubai to uncover the wealth of design to be found beneath the glitter and shine of this world centre of trade and finance. Inside we meet over 50 creatives (including ceramicists, fashion designers, design studios and painters), who are changing the face of this glittering city. The '10 x 10' questions section finds time to interview ten calligraphers, as well as the city's designers, and there are fascinating essays on creating Arabic fonts and Dr. Nadine Chanine's recounting of taking on the task of creating the Dubai font.
A graphic design publication which each issue takes a country/city as a jumping off point in which to examine creative output. Combining highly visual content with essays and articles to the rear, Slanted is both for the eyes and the brain. And at over 250 pages, both get a treat.
The essay section which includes writing on afforable housing, renewable energy, strategic urban infrastructure and democracy.