The XX have opened up and share Coexist with us a week before their physical album comes out on Sept. 11th on Young Turks. Also, visit their site and share the album with friends, they put some time in putting together a visual map of people sharing the album and how its hopping around.
I just recently finished a five day intensive Typography course called Crafting Type. My head is still spinning a little from being so immersed into the realm of type design and fonts. I was surprised at after learning a few techniques for sketching and drawing how quick it was to get some decent ideas down on paper. I highly recommend the course if you ever get the chance to take it.
The course was led by Dave Crossland with Eben Sorkin and Octavio Pardo. Dave is a firm believer in “Libre Software” (free software) and is now creating Libre fonts. He is currently working as ‘Font Consultant’ to the Google Web Fonts project and has contributed many fonts to it. He also is a large contributor to FontForge and set each of us up with his own customized version to design our fonts.
The interesting part (that I didn’t realize) about Libre fonts is you are free to edit them and improve or make variations of them, providing you contribute them back into the Libre community. This is completely opposite of the current commercial type model (philosophically and financially). It was an eyeopener for me into the possibilities of this movement.
As web designer having fonts that I can use freely in my designs (on the web) is huge. Thinking back even a couple years, it was almost an impossibility due to Licensing. Some might argue that with the free fonts there is less “quality control” and a model more like Typekit is a better solution (both for users and font designers). Either way with a player as big as google building its free font library its exciting for me to see the flood gates on type and type creation opening up, even just a little bit.
Photography by: Rob and Lauren
ISO50 Playlist 15 – Compiled By Heathered Pearls
ISO50’s Playlist 15 doesn’t waste any time. It drops you into this summer’s psychedelic rock hit from Tame Impala and weaves in and out from lush UK gems from Clark and Holy Other to exclusives like Toro Y Moi’s Lollapolooza live performance. Some new faces pop up in this one, Tropical dream pop trio Diana and DIIV’s youthful anthem will have you digging for vinyl while new versions of LCD Soundsystem and Clams Casino pop in to remind how good this year has been to us.
Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams
Onuinu – Happy Home
Bear In Heaven – Kiss Me Crazy (Beacon Remix)
My Morning Jacket – Outta My System (Washed Out remix)
Diana – Born Again
Trust – Sulk
DIIV – How Long Have You Known
Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz (Live from Lollapalooza 2012)
Matthew Dear – Earthforms
Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Heart In Your Heartbreak
Thieves Like Us – Maria Marie
Wild Nothing – Paradise
Black Marble – A Great Design
Clams Casino – Leaf [A$AP Rocky ft. Main Attrakionz]
Holy Other – Love Some1
Windsor – I Am Fascinated
Purity Ring – Fineshrine
Shigeto – Lineage (Sun Glitters Remix)
Clark – Tooth Moves
Osborne – 5th Stage
Move D – Le Fou (Eddie C’s Space Sagittarius Re-Work)
Gold Panda – Financial District
The Revenge – The Seed
LCD Soundsystem – Your Love Away from Me (Dave Wrangler Re-edit)
The Field – Over The Ice
Mungolian Jetset presents Jaga Jazzist vs. Knights Of Jumungus – Toccata
Bepu N’Gali – I Travel to You (Todd Terje Remix)
Crazy P – Heartbreaker
18 Carat Affair – Fashion
Past playlists are available in the Playlist Archive
We’ve got a big month of shows lined up so check the Tycho tour page for listings in your area
Photo by @kirstendora on Instagram