May 29, 2012
Mac Folkes has a vision and a voice and in the creation of The Slant he has made an artifact that defines the zeitgeist. Though it is a pure piece of printed matter it is neither book nor magazine nor journal nor zine. It is a work of art unto itself that is as much a publication as a piece of origami.
The art of folded paper transforms the two dimensional into three, and The Slant does just this, and then it goes further, you see. Because it combines the image with text, centered around a single them to explore at leisure and in depth. The first issue of The Slant focuses on shame and takes what is perhaps the most painful emotion of all and allows us to consider it in a dynamic new way.
The Slant creatively combines wit and wisdom to reconceptualize our approach to the printed object and provides us with a multi-layered work that allows us to take pleasure that combines in equal parts the aesthetic and intellect sensibilities. “I am a deep romantic,” Folkes observes. “A true believer. I want to be heard. I see the finish line and as it comes it starts getting larger and larger and it makes me think about what I want to leave behind, a legacy.”
May 18, 2012
What can I say? I just wrote a thousand words and I barely scratched the surface. The Slant. It’s an artifact. It is the future of print. It is wit and wisdom and sit yo ass down and learn something. It is love and it is beauty and it is shamelessness. And that is the greatest thing in life. It reminds us of the reason we live. Cheers to Mac Folkes for sharing his vision with me and cheers to Eric Johnson for the introduction because that’s where it begins. One thing leads to another and you never know whats gonna happen next but if you are true to yourself you walk in faith.