Vimeo iOS App

Posted by Scott

Just installed the new Vimeo app for iPhone (iPad and Android versions are apparently in development). Very impressive stuff, I have a feeling this will have me doing more video work on my iPhone. Of course, that wouldn’t be hard considering I never use the video functionality. It’s strange, when I bought the phone I justified it to some degree by telling myself “you’ll have an HD video camera in you pocket”. I then proceeded to never use it.

How much do you use your phone for video? Ever done any creative projects with it?

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Posted by Alex

This is the work of OK-RM, a London based design studio. The style reminds me a lot of Sulki and Min and maybe a little bit of Qubik. I enjoy this style; where type is placed all over the page, in a seemingly gridless manner, while still maintaining a sense of balance and proper hierarchy. To me it shows a kind of fearlessness, and a clear love of letterform.

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Austra+Falke+Slow Hands+Craft Spells

Posted by Jakub

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After hearing this song by Austra more then 15 times day I feel like i’ve officially fallen in love with this song, I can’t believe we have to wait until May for the album, nice signing Domino.

I first heard this song when Machinedrum sent it to me on aim years ago but it was a radio rip so it was never worthy of a post, finally I found a solid recording of this Daft Punk-ish track by Fred Falke, its one of those New Years night dancefloor must haves.

I think Slow Hands debuted on ISO50, if I remember correctly this mix he did for us was a huge hit and his covers of Aphex Twin and M83 as Addled were definitely loved. Well I have exciting news he recently just released on K7 Records on the famous DJ-Kicks compilation series with this original track, so congrats Ryan!

This won’t be the last Craft Spells song i’m posting I promise you that, I want more of this for the summer, hear’s a taste though.

The Five Vignelli-isms

On the evening of Tuesday, March 8, The Architectural League gave its President’s Medal to Lella and Massimo Vignelli. The award (past recipients of which include John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Hugh Ferriss, Joseph Urban, Richard Meier, Robert A.M. Stern, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown) was given to the Vignellis “in recognition of a body of work so influential in its breadth that it has shaped the very way we see the world.”

Pentagram’s Michael Bierut, an Architectural League vice president who began his career over 30 years ago as a junior designer at Vignelli Associates, designed the the program we see here. The five different covers featured a quote from Vignelli printed in PMS Super Warm Red and set in Helvetica of course.

So why are these five Vignelli-isms important?

When I first came across this I immediately saw five lessons to live by rather than just five miscellaneous quotes. They appear self explanatory but read each and give it a moment alone in your mind:

One life is too short for doing everything.

We like design to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant,
and above all timeless.

If you can design one thing, you can design everything.

If you do it right, it will last forever.

The life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness.

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Kiln + Jeans Wilder + Courtship + Pigon

Posted by Jakub

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Just saw a Lincoln car commercial use a Kiln song soo well, it made me go back thru their huge catalog, soo glad I did since I love the song Templefrog. Can you imagine sitting down and composing this song? the guitars kind of sit in the back I love it.

Benoit Pioulard sent me this song by Jeans WIlder, reminds me of Pictureplane a bit, its almost too slow, it has that stutter on the release that makes me squint a little but the synth melody makes up for it.

Do you want to hear my favorite Top 40 cover? Courtship kills it here, FREE DOWNLOAD.

The cover art above is for this Pigon track on Dial, deep dub I can’t get away from it, I can’t believe I get soo excited about a closed hi-hat coming in, oh and the subtle breakdowns aren’t full of shitty sirens and coke infused trance piss streams just a perfect glide back into the song.

Tycho Poster + Tickets Giveaway

Posted by Scott

Tycho Live @ The Independent, SF - April 7th, 2011
The Tycho San Francisco show is fast approaching and we’ve got some tickets and posters to give away. The first two winners picked will get a copy of the ISO50 Studio Edition print from the show along with two tickets. One runner-up will get two tickets.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with a valid email address so that we can contact you. Please specify whether you can make it to the show or not, if not we’ll pass the tickets on to someone who will be in town for the show. Winners will be chosen Monday, April 3rd.

On a side note, I’ve completely re-worked the live show — stripped everything down and started from scratch including the visuals. I’ll also be playing most of the (now almost completed) new album. This should be an interesting one.

Tycho Live in SF April 7th Tickets | Info

Banjo Or Freakout + Forma + Bvdub

Posted by Jakub

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If you’re Banjo Or Freakout please tell me what the second to the last song you played in Brooklyn the other night, its killin’ me BUT on the other hand I found 2 amazing songs by you.

This new Forma uses these soft hypnotic synth sounds that I probably couldn’t imagine living without after hearing them the first time, I love the daze it puts me in.

Bvdub never fails me, he always delivers what I want to hear and feel when I sit down and put him on.

P. S. I can’t find a photo credit for this photo of James Dean playing Ping Pong.

Hugh Ferriss

Posted by Alex

These drawings are by architectural draftsman Hugh Ferriss . His work is really incredible and demonstrates a fantastic imagination (not to mention patience). I prefer the style of the lighter, more detailed images, but I enjoyed the story behind the last few charcoal renderings. They are from The Metropolis of Tomorrow, where Ferriss imagined what a future megacity might look like. Delineator of Gotham indeed.

I recommend looking through this epic Flickr set to see more of his work.