Norman Seeff has photographed some of the greatest legends of our time. One of my favorites was Steve Jobs. Seeff was able to photograph Steve both in the work environment with the Apple team, but also in Steve’s home.
In captions that support these images, which can be read on his website, Seeff recalls how Steve surveyed his work before he was comfortable enough to allow him to come to his home. This photoshoot would in turn produce one of the most iconic portaits of Steve Jobs of all time.
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We’ve discussed Vitsoe around here before, primarily focusing on what they are most known for: Dieter Rams’ furniture designs, including the 606 Universal Shelving System and the 620 Chair Programme. Founded in 1959, they have worked with arguably some of the most influential mid century graphic designers in Germany, and their attention to detail in the company graphic identity and literature has always been just as impressive as the furniture itself. Now, Vitsoe has started to release some of it’s amazing archival material via it’s newly created Tumblr page, and it’s worth a visit.
I find myself most drawn to the posters and graphic identity that Wolfgang Schmidt created for Vitsoe early on. Being a record collector, I’m obviously obsessed with this 7″ that they pressed in the 1971 for one of the various live performance events in the showrooms.
The poster he designed in 1972 for the 620 Chair Programme is genius – it really captures the idea of ‘furniture as a system’ that both the 606 and 620 embody. Each unfolding of the poster reveals a new layout, ultimately culminating in a whimsical layout featuring the Vitsoe employees as the models.
Schmidt’s book of invitations for the Frankfurt fair in 1971 delivers humor via his iconography combinations.
Finally, Günther Kieser, most famous for his jazz and rock posters, art directed various photo shoots for Vitsoe. This is a postcard featuring one from 1968.
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Posted by Rob Fissmer
A poster a day is a task you never want to take on unless you like to frustrate and stress yourself out, instead take the energy you started off with and figure out a way to keep yourself motivated and plan a finishing point. This series from Coloradore is starting off great, I can’t wait to see more.
Machinedrum did a mental 11 minute edit of Boards Of Canada, parts of it sounds like its all from a live show, once everything starts rolling Travis has pretty much created one of the best edits of Boards Of Canada i’ve ever heard.
Levek channels early Bibio and one thing that works beautifully is the strings used.
The first half of Howling is a dime a dozen, the way it blossoms is what makes it special, check the Ame remix if you want something even more rhythmic.
I would have mistaken 2400 Operator for a dreamy version of Cybotron Clear which is a huge compliment, I hope to hear more from this Danish duo.
A few days ago I posted a few US dollar redesigns, none of them really caught my eye but I had a feeling our readers could do better and you all responded positively so lets get this started.
1. You must submit four bills (1,5,20,100) of any rectangle dimensions.
2. You must include this letter/number combo somewhere on the bill ( I 50502012 X )
3. A signature of some sort has to be included on all the bills
4. Include the number of the bill spelled out and include or create this stamp
Please submit to jakub at iso50 dot com by October 1st 2012. Judging will be by Scott Hansen and the ISO50 contributors.
We will pick 2 winners.
1st Prize includes any ISO50 Tee along with a signed ISO50 Studio Edition Print.
2nd Prize includes a Standard ISO50 Print and a ISO50 Sticker Pack
As you may know, I’m on the road right now for the Tycho Fall Tour with The Album Leaf. Really excited to announce that for the first time, we’ll be streaming a show live over the internet via Livestream. The show is tomorrow night in Nashville, TN at Exit/IN (tickets here) but you can watch live from anywhere starting at 10:30PM Eastern Time (03:30 GMT) via this Livestream page. It’s going to be a fun night, hope you can join us.
Heading in to Oxford, MS for the show at The Lyric tonight. Just want to say a big thanks to everyone who has come out and made this tour so much fun already. Still a bunch of dates to go, hope to see you out!
Tycho Livestream from Exit/In Nashville
September 13, 2012 – 10:30PM EST (03:30GMT)
Tickets to actual show in Nashville
Photo by Zach McNair
A great practice idea for graphic designers is redesigning the US Dollar, compared to Canada and many European countries I feel we just got screwed a bit, while the detailing in the US dollar is classy I feel like the overall collection from coin to paper is not the best it can be, I don’t think any of the designs above are the answer either. I was thinking would anyone be down to submit redesigns to ISO50 and we can have a contest with giveaways? Let me know below if its a good idea and i’ll get together a submission post.
Update: I hope some of you grabbed a few of those, it was fun while it lasted.
Well this is probably the biggest event of the year for music listeners that I can think of. 458 full John Peel shows just went up on Soundcloud, from Can in 1973 to Autechre in 2003, its all there just waiting for you . Where are you going to start?
via Fact Magazine