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1980s Vintage Porsche Ads





It’s funny how a lot of those things that you thought were boring when growing up, are now actually really fun things to do. I never would have thought I’d spend a sunny Seattle Saturday sifting through tubs and tubs of posters and ads. But its a damn good thing I did because I found these vintage Porsche ads. I was tempted to purchase all of them but instead I wrote down some info and looked them up online. All of these ads I found on eBay and were from the 1980′s. A few of them might be late 70′s, but it’s tough to tell.

The thing I really like about these ads is that they feel authentic. That’s not to say that ads nowadays aren’t authentic but there is certainly more than enough CGI being done to them. It also seems like it’s rare to see such nice large type of this treatment in ads anymore.

Sander from the comments informed us that Helmet Krone was the designer behind these ads—more info here.

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Kisses+Minks+How To Dress Well+Tom Vek

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I think this Kisses song is in my top 5 songs of the year, I haven’t stopped listening to it, I keep wanting to learn the lyrics and sing along softly, looking forward to this record, 1:20 and on pssssssssssssssshhhhh unreal. I do wonder though why I love it so much? is it because it sounds like something familiar? help me out here.

When I press play I picture goths dancing in their bedrooms and completely not being goth anymore, it brings a smile to my face, nice one Minks.

The production quality these days of songs seems to not matter much to many but sifting thru some of this muffled pieces of work sometimes a gem comes up and its worth the ear wear. How to Dress Well has that dreamy appeal that might sound amateur to many fans of even something far fetched like Panda Bear meets Janelle Monae but still becomes a wonderful song.

Can a Tom Vek fan get a new Tom Vek album already?

Dusty Brown CD Release Show: Saturday

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Now that you have the free EP, you need to check out Dusty Brown live. Lucky for you it just so happens they’re playing a show as part of the CD release event for This City is Killing Me this Saturday. After attending countless Dusty Brown shows I can tell you it’s one of the most entertaining live sets around. As good as the recorded stuff is, they really take things to the next level with the live set and I think it’s where the music really shines through. You’ll also be able to snag a limited edition CD version of the EP which won’t be available anywhere else.

I’ll be making the drive down from SF, hope to see some of you out there.

Dusty Brown CD Release Show
Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:00 PM – 1:30 AM PDT
The Townhouse
1517 21st st
Sacramento CA 95814
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SVIIB + Matthew Dear + Willits + Noveller

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I remember when I first heard Dust Devil by School Of Seven Bells, I wanted to share it with everyone and have it on repeat. The synth line is driving and full like a proper synth pop melody should be these days. The girls sound powerful and untouchable to their surrounding counterparts in the music world. The record is out now and comes with remixes from Mux Mool and The Sight Below for less than $8 on iTunes.

Below is a video that shares some of the highlights of this groundbreaking Matthew Dear album that’s coming together, I can’t put my finger on the sound and that gets me excited. The record touches on a tempo and soundscape that is unlike anything being done right now, check this song that was just leaked the other day.

Oh Willits…you are one of the kings of controlling glitch with guitar making it a beautiful thing, never stop, your sound is perfect for any journey in life.

Noveller has my complete attention when she plays live, she brings an array of pedals for her guitars and slowly entrances you into a stare while you listen.

Matthew Dear – Black City Teaser from Ghostly International on Vimeo.

Swiss Holiday House









Houses like this one outside of Rigi-Scheidegg, Switzerland just make my jaw drop. The view is simply stunning. There is nothing like being able to look out above your neighbors’ houses, through a 5-meter long window or in the lawn chairs on the deck and still see a mountain range with snowcapped peaks every morning. You just couldn’t ask for a more beautiful view.

Parts of the house utilize a lower ceiling to help give it that mountain hut vibe. It’s also helped by the cement and wood combination, giving a super raw feel. It’s almost too raw which doesn’t make the house feel all that comforting. A little interior flare would warm it up and make it more welcoming. Perhaps some deer head mounts on the wall or large floor rugs would do the trick.

Found in the archives of Arch daily.

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Mercedes x Pinakothek der Moderne

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Stylepark has some beautiful photos (shot by Thomas Wagner) from the Mercedes collection at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. The show goes until Sep. 14 and features some incredible examples of the German auto maker’s inspiring creations.

I love the wall treatments, and the license plate in that second shot is incredible. Now compare that to this, and you start to understand why so many great designers come from Germany. It’s like those stupid faucet commercials (which I hate simply because of how the piano starts playing when she pulls a faucet out of her purse all dramatically and slams it down on the guy’s desk like it’s the most profound thing he’s ever seen when somebody starts throwing plumbing components around his office. What the hell does it even mean. Did you see how confused her husband looked? I felt the same way. She damaged the finish of that desk and I bet it wasn’t cheap considering how pretentious successful architects are.), I could seriously design a car around that license plate. I bet if you told the Mercedes designers they had to design the car for the US style plates they would just quit and throw a wrench or some molding clay or something. Also, if I moved to the states from Germany and had to do this, I would just drive the car of a cliff because the whole thing is ruined. I have a feeling the “California” font only looks like that because the state couldn’t afford to license Papyrus.

Also check out these posts for some more vintage Mercedes action

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ISO50 Playlist 9

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ISO50 Playlist 9

Cover art by S.Hansen


ISO50 Playlist #9 is up! Enjoy the summer…

If you like what you hear be sure to let us know in the comments.

ISO50 Playlist 9 – Compiled By Tycho & Aarnio

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Track Listing

The Morning Benders – Cold War
Rollerskaters – Sleep Tight
Via Tania – Fields
Tame Impala – Alter Ego
Best Coast – Boyfriend
Memoryhouse – Lately (Deuxième)
The Hundred In The Hands – Sleepwalkers
School Of Seven Bells – Babelonia
Dusty Brown – Back to Back
Lorn – Cherry Moon
Wax Stag – Folk Rock
Baths – Maximalist
Flying Lotus – Zodiac S**t
Tycho – From Home (Mux Mool Remix)
The Samps – Yellow Jacket
Onra – Long Distance (Instrumental)
The Beat Broker – Deep Sleep
ceo – come with me
Delorean – Infinite desert
Korallreven – The Truest Faith
Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
The Whitest Boy Alive – Intentions
The Swiss – Bubble Bath
Com Truise – Slow Peels
Computer Magic – Electronic Fences
Oneohtrix Point Never – Zones Without People
Odd Nosdam – Up In Flames
Fur – Lackadaisical
Ducktails – Mirrorimage
Medications – Brasil ’07
Red House Painters – Dragonflies
Say Hi – November Was White, December W
Gravenhurst – Hourglass

You can always listen to previous Playlists in The Playlist Archive