We’re wrapping up the Little Dragon / Tycho tour tomorrow night in Tampa (Tuesday, Oct. 25th). It’s been an incredible tour, we started out up in Toronto and made our way down through the south. It was our first time playing a lot of these cities and we were amazed by the warm reception we got from everyone. We’ll definitely be back very soon with the full show (visuals etc.)
We’re driving from Orlando to Tampa right now, can’t wait to get back out there for the first time with the live band. We have the day off so going to try and get some sun and swimming in today.
You can purchase tickets for the Tampa show here or you can enter to win some here.
See you out there!
Photo from Music Hall of Williamsburg show by Every.Seven
Julian Montague has collected a wealth of inspirational book covers from the 1950s-80s. These are just a few of the great designs I came across while browsing through his Daily Book Graphics project. You can see the rest of the set on his Flickr, or check out previous posts for more vintage book covers.
via Montague Projects
Driving through Georgia right now (Tycho show tonight w/ Little Dragon at Masquerade, Atlanta) and came across these vintage racing logos on Sarcoptiform’s flickr. Makes me wonder what it must have been like to sit back with a Coors wearing a Deliverance-era-Burt-Reynolds-neoprene-vest / life-preserver at a drag strip in the 1970’s south. I feel like somehow Aaron Draplin has lived out that exact same scenario via some sort of swap-meet wormhole time warp. I also have to believe he has all of these decals somewhere in his vast collection of great American ephemera.
Decals via the always great Sarcoptiform
Looking at Thomas Prior’s work is like some kind of visual catharsis for me. The energy and emotion he captures in his photographs is simply captivating. See more here.
There are soo many good photos on Instagram that we decided to do a weekly stream of photos that we like and users that we follow. In the past we’ve covered Cole Rise who does beautiful work, check out him if you haven’t yet.
Moog just released their Animoog synthesizer app for the iPad and it looks impressive. Get it now for 99 cents before it jumps to the regular price of $29.99. Anybody have a chance to try it out and care to share their experience in the comments?
If you didn’t already know, we’re on the road for the Tycho / Little Dragon tour this month. Jakub is along for the ride as tour manager so posts are going to be a little slow for the next week or so. I’ll do my best to post a couple updates when I get the chance. You can follow along on Instagram (@ISO50) or Twitter (@ISO50) for more frequent updates.
Side note: this is my first time posting to the blog from a phone. Tried using the official WordPress app this morning only to have two complete drafts deleted for no apparent reason. Got the Blogpress app now so we’ll see if this one makes it.
Driving from Boston to Philadelphia now for tonight’s show with Little Dragon and Questlove at Union Transfer. should be a good night, hope to see some of you out. Jakub and I will be lurking around the merch booth (where you can score the Tycho Dive CD early along with the new Tycho shirts) so come by and say hello.
For all those on the west coast, we just added a couple dates: Dec 8th @ The Echoplex, LA and Dec 10th @ The Independent in SF. Check the events page for details.
P.S. I took that picture above with Instagram in Connecticut, so beautiful here in the fall.
Tom Eckersley (1914-1997) was an English poster artist known for his use of bold, bright colors and simple block shapes. During WWII he was a cartographer for the Royal Air Force and created designs for the General Post Office. In 1947, Art and Industry magazine described his approach to design as scrapping the “non-essential, by the perfect mating of chosen word with chosen picture, he wings the total message.” A year later he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to poster design.
The Visual Arts Data Service has a great collection of his work.
via VADS & WW2Poster