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The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Posted by Alex

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Visual Acoustics is a documentary about architectural photographer Julius Shulman. It’s been touring the country since July of last year, when it premiered in Los Angeles, and just recently won an award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. I guess it’s not hard to believe; mix photography, modern architecture, and film together and you have an unbeatable combination! Shulman’s work epitomizes architectural photography, and it would be fascinating to hear him talk about it and get an in-depth look into his world. I just watched the trailer and it really does look amazing. I just wish they would have a screening in San Francisco…

Anyone seen this yet?

Populating his photos with human models and striking landscapes, Shulman combined the organic with the synthetic, melding nature with revolutionary urban design. The resulting images helped to shape the careers of some of the greatest architects of the 20th Century…Through the exploration of both Shulman’s art and uniquely individualistic life, Visual Acoustics offers an unforgettable portrait of Modernism’s most eloquent ambassador. [Link]

SF to LA (Tycho LA Set Times)

Posted by Scott

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Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting last night in SF, it was an incredible vibe and I had a great time playing. We drove down to LA today just in time to see Michna’s show @ Turntable Lab. Tomorrow I’ll be playing the L.A. installment of the Ghostly Anniversary show at Jimmy’s Lounge. It’s a daytime show (doors @ 2pm) and I should be going on around 7pm inside (remember to set your clocks forward for daylight savings!). Here’s the lineup with tentative set times (right now I only have times for a few of us )

Kate Simko DJ Set – 3pm [Outside]
Michna – 3:30pm [Outside]
The Sight Below – 4pm [Inside]
Deru – 4:45pm [Outside]
Lusine – 5pm [Outside]
Aarnio (Jakub) Pt. I – 6pm [Inside]
Elliot Lipp – 6pm [Outside]
Tycho – 7pm [Inside]
Kate Simko LIVE – 8pm [Outside]
Aarnio (Jakub) Pt. II – 8pm [Inside]

Photo from SF 3/6 show by Rent (thanks!)

New Tycho Song For SF Show Tonight

Posted by Scott

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The Ghostly 10 year show is tonight (Friday – 3/6) and I wanted to debut a new track I’ve been working on during the set but wasn’t sure if I would have a live version complete by today. I’ll be cutting it close but I think I can get it wrapped in time so I should be playing it towards the end. I also just got the official, updated set times:

10-1030 Christopher Willits
1030-1110 The Sight Below
1110-1200 Deru
1200-1245 Lusine
1245-130 Tycho
130-225 Michna
225-315 Kate Simko
315 – 400 Eliot Lipp

I will post the LA times when I get them, should be going on around 7pm for that one (Sunday, early show). I’ve got some new visuals prepared as well so it should be a good one. Hope to see you all out!

Bibio – Vignetting The Compost videos

Posted by Jakub

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I’ve posted about Bibio plenty on here it feels like but with a new LP out now I had to share something different since i’ve already posted a song from Vignetting The Compost. I found these videos he did for a few new songs, enjoy.

Bibio – Mr. & Mrs. Compost

Bibio – Top Soil

Bibio – Torn Under The Window Light

e-Types / Newspaper Series

Posted by Alex

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e-Types did this newspaper series for Learning Lab Denmark. I am a big fan of the compositional style at work here. Anything with a strong grid, effective use of scale, and highly refined details will win me over quick. I especially love the second one; the slightly off center target gives it a really refreshing balance. (I should also mention that I’m a sucker for black and white.)

I actually thought (and hoped) these were posters when I first saw them. I prefer posters that take a minute to digest. For me, the more sections, information, and images you can incorporate into a poster, the better. Sure it may not be effective in terms of getting a message across quickly, but I think the end result is usually more visually intriguing and effective, from a design standpoint. (Advertisers would certainly disagree.) Seeing as these aren’t posters, perhaps it’s beside the point, but regardless of their deliverable form, I think this series is very well executed.

An excerpt from e-Types 10 Rules for Modern Living:

When a design doesn’t work – go old school. Forget hype, think craftsmanship. Heavy skills prove over and over to be the best tool to overcome the creative crises we all encounter at least five times a week. Creativity is nourished by structure.

Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space Radio Show

Posted by Jakub

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Recently I got sit in on a recording of Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space radio show on NYU Radio. The wonderful part about it is that he plays so many unreleased promos so you’ll always get to hear something new if you tune in and he does it weekly. I hope to feature a few more sets off his site in the future since this one was pretty amazing and now i’m trying to catch up on some of the archives.

TRACKLIST
Tony LionniFound A Place – Ostgut Ton
Peter KruderVisions Ltd – Gigolo
Larry HeardMercurian Funk – Black Market
Code 718Equinox (Henrik Schwarz Dub) – Strictly Rhythm
Mark BurnsDisco Child (Mike Burns ReRub) – Disco Devil
Night MovesTransdance (New York Disco Mix) – GC
WhomadewhoThe Plot – Gomma
Faze ActionGood Lovin’
ZombiSapphire (Escort Remix) – Throne Of Blood
Mr. WhiteInside Your Mind (This House Is Home) – Black Market
Boozoo BajouSame Sun (Prins Thomas Karaoke Version) – K7
MugwumpTurkish Bath
ShehazardYalla Yalla (Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Fine Art Recordings

DOWNLOAD THE MIX HERE

Tim Sweeney DJ set on Beat In Space