Studio Elana Schlenker

Gratuitous Type Issue C

Gratuitous Type appropriates conventions of pornography magazines to frame its otherwise innocuous subject matter. Extending this concept to its covers, each installment plays with strategies of censorship. For this issue, a dust jacket printed with a one-color image obscures its full color companion below, while a die cut “C” offers a suggestive glimpse of what’s underneath. More info here.

Centerfold: Marine Duroselle

Postcard design: Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Photography: Ross Mantle, Coke Bartrina, Gianni Cipriano, Patrick Sijben

Magazine printing: Prolific Group

Postcards printing: Vinex Pers


2013 4-color Art Direction Coke Bartrina Die cut Dust jacket Gianni Cipriano Graphic design Gratuitous Type GT Haptik Larish Alte Magazine Offset Personal Postcard Prolific Group Red Risograph Ross Mantle Saddle stitch Still life Super Grotesk Temerity Vinex Pers Yellow


New York mag includes GT in its round-up of new indie mags.