Tycho – Coastal Brake

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Scott Hansen A.K.A. ISO50 has made his latest 12″ Tycho album available for preorder in his online store. As always, the artwork and design for the album are beautiful. The first 50 are signed and numbered. Every copy comes with an alternate artwork poster.

I don’t have a record player but I just bought one anyway.

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New Tycho Single

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If you didn’t know already Scott Hansen, of ISO50 fame also produces music under the name Tycho. His music draws influence from Boards Of Canada but it is every bit his own and is always a good listen. Scott is inarguably one of the most talented designers out there right now and the album cover for his new single is fantastic. The single / b-side entitled “Adrift / From Home” will be out next Tuesday, May 27th, 2008. You can hear some samples below and read more on the always inspirational ISo50 blog.

1 Adrift
2 From Home

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ISO50 – Artists for Obama

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The official national Obama for President campaign has asked enormously popular graphic artist Scott Hansen A.K.A. ISO50 to design the next poster for the Artists for Obama program. The last poster was designed by Shepard Fairey and has already sold out long ago. There will be 5,000 posters printed at $70 a piece. It should hopefully help raise a nice little chunk of change for Obama. I think this is a brilliant idea on Obama’s behalf and it shows how in touch and intelligent his organizers really are.

Hansen has written on his blog that the poster was one of the largest files he has ever produced. The final Photoshop layered file weighed in at 2.77 gigabytes and nearly a thousand layers. That’s pretty mind boggling if you ask me. I think the biggest Photoshop file I ever produced was close to 2 gigs but I have never gone over that.

It’s great to see that he was so inspired to create something so spectacular on Obama’s behalf. I am excited to see it and I am also very happy to see the money will be going where it should, into the hands of the campaign where it can be used to help Obama gain the nomination this summer.

The poster should be available at Obama’s online store sometime later this week or next. It may also be available at ISO50. I will post more when the news breaks.

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James White

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James White is a talented designer from Halifax Canada. His work has been compared to Scott Hansen, AKA ISO50. Although I personally think his work is pretty original. He has multiple places to view his work although it doesn’t appear he has his own site yet. You can view his work on Flickr here and his skull sketch series here. The skull series is fantastic. I am a sucker for skulls.

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