Ben Newman is a British illustrator with such an interesting use of shape, line, color and composition. Although I have no idea what some of his pieces are even remotely trying to say, I still feel a welcoming connection. My eye is seeming worked back and forth throughout each piece playfully. The bird illustration in particular reminds me of the type of illustration you’d see in grandma’s living room from the late 40s or 50s.
Excellent gig posters by Alvin Diec. That St. Vincent one takes the cake for me. Wish he was selling prints of those.
Also, all you freelancers out there should check out the Paul Rand quote Alvin has under the “process” section of his site. That should be at the bottom of every work agreement.
via Grain Edit
Finally for the Mark E fans we have an album to ride out for a long listening session under the name Stone Breaker, its became available on 2xLP yesterday and don’t forget to download the extended edit of one of my favorite tracks for free here.
I post a lot of Praveen’s work on ISO50, he’s half of Sepalcure and also Praveen & Benoit. This time around he’s making UK party jams for Rush Hour, this one rides out soo nicely with synth swells and a catchy diva vox.
D/R/U/G/S reminds me a lot of Gold Panda hybrids like Magic Mountain, Moths, etc. which i’ve posted a lot of recently. The quality/sugary loops are definitely there, hope to hear more from them soon.
Ogilvy Paris turned out some nice looking posters for IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign. Some dicussion of the fonts and more posters over at Fonts In Use.
For all the early 80s PBS watchers take a second and download 2 FREE EP’s from Jacob 2-2. I was introduced to David via Com Truise, the guy is really nice and super talented with his synth work, Communicore is the music that should be played on that one show How Was It Made on Discovery Channel.
What is there to say about My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts that hasn’t been already said? my favorite track off that album has to be Mea Culpa. Those drums with that deep vox and then that hypnotic effected guitar with the howl?? pssssssshh untouchable.
“VHS hooks” thats my 2 word review of Midnight Television, pick this track up here, so much good emotion from a track that’s less than 2 minutes.
Gang Gang Dance might be one of the best live shows i’ve seen in years, Mindkilla is the first single from their new album Eye Contact. I don’t know if you remember the Drawing Restraint 9 but the singer probably does since he’s definitely borrowing from Bjork at times but that doesn’t matter, no one right now is bringing such creative high energy music that is this easy to get into.
One site that has really been a huge help with the growth of ISO50’s music end growing is Hype Machine and they recently just launched their iPhone app. I’ve always loved the site as a MP3 feed but now thru the app you can listen to all the music we post/write about as a radio station.
If you get a second head over to the ISO50 Hypem feed and enjoy a continuous listening session.
Robert Schröder – Harmonic Ascendant (1979)