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September 2012

Playroutine and Cinema 4D

By Inhouse production, Software


Happy to announce that the music video for Berlin’s Non Standard Institute will be part of the new showreel of Maxon Cinema 4D, my favorite choice of tools whenever 3D gets involved. The salt and pepper motive had been already included in Maxon’s calendar for 2012, and some illustrations also found their way into the Cinema 4D online gallery – curious what comes next.
Maxon Cinema 4D showreel

ISO 50 blog / Scott Hansen

By Graphic design, Music


ISO50 is the playground of San Francisco-based graphic designer and electronic musician Scott Hansen. I became aware of his work via the vinyl version of his band Tycho latest album “Dive”, noticing that he was also responsible for the nice cover artwork. One can lose oneself in his neverending inspirational blog, and I can really recommend to give every link in there a click.
He says: “I am no idealogue, and certainly not an intellectual when it comes to design. I hold no college degree and have never been studied design. I have, however, independently practised graphic design for almost ten years and at this point I feel I have a good grasp of what types of design I enjoy and what styles inform my own work.”

“Obviously I do a good deal of looking back when it comes to inspiration. I feel the design that blossomed from the Bauhaus movement and came of age in the 1960’s was the Zenith of an art form whose importance would fade away as Television, and later the Internet, took over the reigns of visual communication thus effectively transform the medium.”
Scott Hansens’s band Tycho reflects the visual output: the music is filled with warm mellow grooves, and all who are surfing on the chillwave sound and all fans of Boards of Canada should give it a listen. It reflects the relaxed feeling of a warm sunset without getting cheesy…



Copyright for all images by Scott Hansen

Desert Dust Cinema 2012

By Concert, Desert, Film


The Desert Dust Cinema is a nonprofit film festival organized by a few of the denizens of Lobo, Texas. Lobo is located on US Hwy 90, 16 miles south of I-10 exit 140, in the west Texas area. in 2012, the festival will take place on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.
A few words about Lobo: Lobo is a very small desert town that was abandoned by its last residents in 1991. Ten years later, three desert-loving individuals and some of their friends started the process rebuilding the former ghost town. Along with the work of reclaiming the houses, the motel (and its great pool), the town hall and the former gas station, their goal was to make Lobo a meeting place for all the people in the area. During the last few years, several nonprofit art, music, and just hang-around-in-the-sun related events took place that are still fondly remembered by its participants.

During the days of the Desert Dust Cinema, our small town wants to create an unique atmosphere for anyone interested in today’s wide range of short films. Of course, Lobo does not have what others may call a typical cinema venue, but will do our best to make this location and the festival a special one.
All screenings will take place in the area of the former gas station. Depending on the weather it will be either open air or indoors. After the showings there will be music and refreshments (Saturday: live music “Quiet Please” from Tucson/AZ). There is no cover charge. Please bring your own chairs. Hope to see you around!
Here’s a very short documentation of the Desert Dust Cinema 2011: