Monogold’s album is a soft spoken mixture of whats in the main vein of quality indie rock in Brooklyn hasn’t that been taken over by lo-fi. It has its psychedelic touch, that vocal delivery of ARMS, Grizzly Bear and Arcade Fire, and mingles with the handful bands that embraced the Animal Collective sound, I don’t usually have a bunch indie rock on here but I feel very comfortable sharing this song with you.
Toronto’s Foxes In Fiction is becoming my gateway drug to give away to people that don’t know much about whats going in music these days. Its friendly, poppy, and hooky but with thought out texture that I can respect which makes it easy to suggest or recommend to young and old listeners. Download this song off his Alberto EP on his site for FREE.
I’m always waiting for Women to come to Brooklyn, I want to hear an old song called Lawncare live but i’ve been trying to find my favorite on their new LP Public Strain, i’ve been leaning towards this song because of the guitars.
The Captured Tracks people can do no wrong, you follow up The Soft Moon with Minks then a slew of amazing 7 inch singles?! half way thru this song I feel like summer is almost here.
Would love to give photo credit, anyone have any ideas?
Kyle Tezak designed these icon collections to represent select films. Each film appears to get four icons, two colors, and a unique type treatment. You can see some of his work in-progress for this project on his Dribbble page.
I’m aware there are countless other projects that reduce films down to a few graphic elements. I particularly enjoyed this one because the elements are icons, not just squares and circles (albeit cleverly chosen ones). I find icon design trickier than poster design, and I am impressed with Kyle’s clear adeptness at the former.
BKK Architects is a great architectural firm based out of Melbourne, Australia (the house itself is located in Victoria). It seems a number of their residential projects utilize wood and lots of it. The vertical wall planks of the first few photos and slabs of rock of the chimney faintly remind me of mid-century housing.
Sister Crayon (who I just played with at SEMF, great band, be sure to check them out) put together a mix for Dublab. A bunch of cool stuff going on here and a couple Dusty Brown and Tycho tracks to round it all out. Enjoy.
I’ve been admiring Paul Gardner’s band posters this morning, great use of color and execution of ideas that aren’t too literal or same-y, you know like owls and hand drawn guitars, urgh I hope to see more posters like this around Brooklyn. I noticed one in there though that is a bit ISO50 Terrabyte-ish but i’ll pretend I didn’t see it.
If you’ve heard recently, the Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa is back. His return makes this the perfect time to share with you a project that I (Shelby) completed a few months ago for fun. The goal was to create a refined and informative infographic. At the time of creating this the Old Spice campaign entitled “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” was in full swing. Wieden + Kennedy were the brains behind the whole campaign and the results of their vision led to an exponential amount of social media buzz, exponentially exceeding the expectations.
The question was how do I design for this. Do I pair the design with what the brand has established or do I take an alternate route? At the time I was heavily inspired by the international typographic style and Massimo Vignelli. This explains for the minimal layout and geometric line angles similar to the New York City subway maps. This direction didn’t come immediately. I had toyed around with various versions that were far from being relevant to Old Spice or being easily readable. Although with the final version having the least amount of information, it felt the most appropriate.
Data was collected from the marketing firm Symphony IRI.
Typeface used: Helvetica Neue Ltd Std