Studio Elana Schlenker

Gratuitous Type Issue 4


Gratuitous Type is a magazine of design and art edited, designed, and published by Studio Elana Schlenker since 2011. Elements of the magazine’s design and structure appropriate conventions of pornography magazines to frame its otherwise innocuous subject matter. Extending this concept to its covers, each plays with strategies of censorship—in this case, acetate screenprinted with copper dots obfuscates the issue’s cover image. Trim size and saddlestitch binding remain consistent from issue to issue, while all other elements of the publication are redesigned with each new iteration. Nearly all photography in the magazine is commissioned and art directed exclusively for Gratuitous Type.

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2014 4-color Aapo Huhta Acetate Art Direction Chris Maggio Clayton Cotterell Copper Daan Paans Graphic design Gratuitous Type Green Jim Campers Kayrock Screenprinting Lena C Emery Letterpress Magazine Metallic Offset Peter Happel Christian Photography Prolific Group Publishing Ross Mantle Screenprint Stephanie Gonot Temerity Ultra Black Univers

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☺️ Very nice write up of the issue on It's Nice That.

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Lovely video review from Stack.

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Shortlisted for the Stack Awards Cover of the Year!

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See the exhibition at KK Outlet London.