Posts Tagged Playtype

Date: January 1st, 2016
Cate: Music

SIDE 73 | Mind Gardens

Here’s the latest mix from me, featuring some 12-string favourites – a bit more heavy on the folk side than my Bitter Bells series, which featured 12-string garage 45s. Some of these were mastered by Colin Mason – thanks! The cover features an sculpture by Finnish artist Jiri Geller.

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The Rose Garden – If My World Falls Through
Sunset Love – Reach Out
The Penthouse 5 – You’re Always Around
The Byrds – It’s No Use
Dennis & The Times – Flight Patterns
Jan Ashton – Cold Dreary Morning
The Us – How Can I Tell Her
The Tikis – Darkest Night of the Year
Modern Folk Quintet – If All You Think
The All Nite Flight – Here I Stand
The Girls – Here I Am In Love Again
The Mojo Men – You Didn’t Even Say Goodbye
The Ashes – Dark On You Now
Velvet Seed – Sharon Patterson
The Contents Are – In Trouble
Ill Wind – Waking In the Water
Charity Shayne – Ain’t It Babe
Linda Pierre King – Hard Lovin’ Babe
The Trodden Path (miscredited) – In This World I Need Love
Blackburn & Snow – Stranger In a Strange Land
The Hustlers – Destination Nowhere
The Roosters – She Sends Me
Sandy Coast – I’m a Fool
The Night Flight – To Color Turn
The WordD – Today Is Just Tomorrow’s Yesterday
Neighb’rhood Childr’n – I Need Love
The Hollies – So Lonely
The Choir – Don’t Change Your Mind
The Gremlins – The Only Thing On My Mind
The Kirkbys – Don’t You Want Me No More

Date: October 12th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

MODEST mini identity

Here’s some brand new work that I spent roughly two hours on. Might write my next essay on subculture branding (or “community branding”). More details on this new Weekender to be announced soon, lookout for it on Social Media.

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Date: September 4th, 2014
Cate: graphic design, new releases

The Original Five album art

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Finally getting round to posting some photos of the most recent album art I’ve done. This is for the Greetings From Möllevången longplayer from local bluegrass gurus The Original Five. The cover is set in Academy Sans and Serif from Playtype and printed in the Pantone red specified for Swedish road signage. It’s available on the Rootsy label, and for the launch we also did some matching posters and postcards (of course). It was a pretty brave choice from the band I have to say, but they wanted to break the mold a little bit and it turned out great. Stream the record here. More photos on flickr.

Date: January 24th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Nationale from Platype

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A new font called Nationale is the latest offering from the Playtype foundry. First designed for the National Museum in Copenhagen, it has quickly become popular at e-Types. First used on the new website and now available on new Playtype sweaters.

Date: December 26th, 2013
Cate: rediscovered, web

2013 in review

2013 has been a really good year. I completed two internships, got a fulltime position, started a Masters degree in design, and was awarded a bursary for that. I’ve learnt a lot about what I’m good at and worked on some inspiring projects for Dansk Industri, Lundbeck and many more. You can already read about some of them on e-Types new website, which was launched a week ago. It’s been an important year for e-Types too, not only because they’ve got a new virtual home. Two employees have left to set up a new agency together with ex-Kontrapunkt folk, called AM, we wish them the best of luck! Sister agency India have now changed name to e-Types Daily, and together with Playtype are now all under the same roof at e-types.com. Currently it’s only featuring news items, with the full cases being added in come January. Before then you won’t be able to check out the brilliant arrow key navigation. But if you head over there now you will however be able to read some copy I have written, including the headline on the main page. This is the splash screen, that will change over time.

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Musically it’s been as good as any year. I’ve tried launching a new club night called Shadows & Reflections together with my friend Lauren, and although we haven’t found a permanent home yet, I think it’s been successful. My highlight of the year was definintely going to the Double Sight weekender in Glasgow, and also doing a half-hour set there. I’ve got some of my top wants this year, here are my favourite purchases:

Früt of the Loom – One Hand In the Darkness Loom
The Other Four – Once and For All Girl P.L.A.Y.
Chapter II – East of My Place Philips
Lydia Marcelle – The Girl He Needs Manhattan
The Avengers – Crying All Alone Mr Genius
The Rogues – And You Let Her Pass By Decca
The Sparklings – Now It’s Your Turn to Cry 7 Up
George Cash  – The Phantom of My Past Philips
Tony’s Defenders – Waiting For a Call From You Columbia
Charlotte & Emily – Love Not Have I New Voice
Something Young – Oh Don’t Come Crying Back to Me Fontana
The Girls – My Baby Capitol
Cinquetti – Πάντα Κοντά Μου Pan-Vox

The best gigs I have seen in 2013 have by far been Night Beats, Bad Sports and Cosmonauts in Sweden, Jacco Gardner and Dead Ghosts in Denmark. Something that I’ve left out of my Top 15s of albums and singles are reissues. There have been a few this year that deserve a mention:

Clothilde – French Swinging Mademoiselle 1967 Born Bad LP
Los Brincos – Contrabando él CD
Neo Boys – Sooner Or Later K Records 2LP
Adrian Lloyd – Lorna Sundazed RSD 45
Denise & Co. – Boy What’ll You Do Then Big Beat 45
Beachwoods Sparks – Desert Skies Alive LP
The Human Expression – Love at Psychedelic Velocity Mississippi/Change LP
Anonymous – Inside the Shadow Machu Picchu LP
Quarteto Nova Era – Apolo EP Groovie 45
Tandyn Almer – Along Comes Tandyn Sundazed LP

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Date: December 15th, 2013
Cate: graphic design

Merry Christmas

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This is the last week at work for me, and among other things, the new e-types.com site will be launched, where you will finally be able to see some of the projects I’ve worked on this autumn. I haven’t posted much work recently, but here are the Christmas cards I made for my friends and family. They are typed in Antwerp from Playtype and the owls also connect into a pattern, which is really versatile. I’m glad I thought of it before an Ikea designer did… Currently I am also working on an album sleeve for a Swedish band.

At New Years I will be off to London for the annual New Untouchables party. Very much looking forward to seeing The Beatroots again, who will released their first single in January, and Craig Dishington is also coming down from Glasgow to DJ.

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Date: December 11th, 2013
Cate: graphic design

Stalingrad

Here’s my redesigned cover for Antony Beevor’s book Stalingrad, published by Borgen. Typed in Hill, from Playtype.

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Date: March 18th, 2012
Cate: graphic design

Dear Gertrud | 23 March

Malmö Art Academy’s Bachelor degree show just opened last Friday, and next week some other students of the school are exhibiting at Pleasant Gallery in Copenhagen in a show curated by my friend Kah Bee Chow from New Zealand, who’s graduating with an MFA this spring. The show is for one night only so it’s the digital prescence that will be most important. Accordingly I’ve made the poster as an RGB gif, set in Playtype’s Play font.