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Welcome to Pyongyang

Posted by Jon






Photographer Charlie Crane took a trip to North Korea and captured these striking photographs:

This series is taken from a larger body of work in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea.

Although not commonly thought of as a holiday destination all these photographs have been taken at tourist sites throughout the city.

It took over a year to get permission to go in with my camera and nothing quite prepares you for what awaits. I was not allowed to take my mobile phone past customs and was met by two guides who were to accompany me at all times throughout my trip.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into a place unknown to much of the world, and the series makes for an interesting counterpart to the previous post on North Korean propaganda posters.

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Kate Bush Playlist

Posted by Jakub



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I’ve always wanted a proper Kate Bush playlist for the ISO50 readers but i’ve never been able to completely take in the whole catalog, so I asked my girlfriend since she’s a true lover of Kate and her music, so please thank her for this gorgeous playlist.

-JA

I grew up listening to Kate Bush; but I did not understand fully her grace and power until I saw her eyes blink in the video for army dreamers. Above is a playlist of some of my favorite songs.

-Amber Schaefer


WMC Festival

Posted by Alex


I’m giving a talk this Saturday at the WMC Fest in Cleveland, Ohio. The Weapons of Mass Creation Festival is a 2 day event packed with design talks, concerts and all sorts of other creativity-related goodness. It’s now in its 2nd year and is put on by local agency Go Media. A whole host of exciting people are speaking, check the lineup here.

My talk is Saturday evening at 5:30PM EST. I’ll be talking about all sorts of things — mainly some strange and wonderful lessons I’ve learned along the way from trying to become a famous musican to eventually dropping out of graduate school to terrify my parents and live a life of crime. Or something like that. Anyway if Cleveland is nearby for you I hope to see you there! Definitely find me and say hello. Maybe we can even talk about design (or anything else random of our choosing at that moment).

You can buy tickets here and watch live.

EllieHerring+CrystalStilts+SunRa+A.Child

Posted by Jakub


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As more and more musicians touch on the dark end of electronic you find yourself weeding out the fakers and honing in on the honest ones that you can tell were born to make it. With Ellie Herring I have a feeling she has a love for haunting side of music, no matter what is popular now she would have made Touch Point without any trends influencing her and that makes me want to keep my ears open for her in the future.

Crystal Stilts have a recognizable sound and i’m not going to say it because I don’t want to ruin the pleasure i’m getting from listening to this track right now.

Legendary and just a big influence to some of my favorite musicians Sun Ra has to pop in soo often on the daily posts, expect a Sun Ra playlist soon on the blog from someone I find very talented.

I love some Active Child in my life and I love How To Dress Well but I can’t handle this auto tuned intro BUT BUT BUT once its over this song shapes into a sound that Patrick was made to make so it has my full support.

Mux+Mem. Tapes+B. Acab+BrokerDealer

Posted by Jakub


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For of those you who follow Mux Mool know this EP has been coming, Mux shared the EP at a low quality for free awhile back but now its back from the mastering studio and include a new cut which is my favorite called Flying Dreams.

We get a taste of some more of that Memory Tapes record that is coming out on Carpark with this new video that premiered today, see below.

Anyone else found the last Balam Acab EP addicting? I play it all the time, its a great go to if nothing sounds good in your music collection.

One of the first Broker / Dealer tracks ever just got re-issued on Kompakt last month, super deep cut and very hypnotic, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Photo by: Nico Krijno

Psycho (1960) Advertising

Posted by Scott

Italian Poster


Italian poster top detail. So good!


Lobby Card (edit)


Three Sheet Poster (crop)


French Poster (detail)


1970's Czech Poster


Flickr user “Advertising Hitchcock” has a large collection of beautiful high-res scans of — as the name implies — original advertising from Hitchcock films. Of particular interest is the Psycho (1960) set, which includes international versions of the release poster. The Italian version is definitely my favorite; considering that the file is generously offered at such a high resolution (1352×2674 @ 300dpi), I’m going to have to fire up the Epson. For some reason made me think of the classic sci-fi covers stuff from Eric Carl. Also be sure to check out the type on the lobby cards; great layout.

Sorry, no information on the designers. Please let me know if you have any names.

 

Scans via Advertising Hitchcock