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Tycho posters, Collection 3: Awake (2013–2015)

Contributed by Martin Silvertant on Nov 5th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 2013
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    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 Awake tour in Japan, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid (JAPAN), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 Awake tour in Japan, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid (JAPAN), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Tycho is an American musician and record producer from San Francisco, known for his blend of downtempo guitar, analogue synthesis, and ambient elements, encompassing a myriad of music genres including chillwave, ambient, IDM, and post-rock.

    The man behind Tycho, Scott Hansen, is also a graphic designer known professionally as ISO50. You might know him from his ISO50 blog. He is responsible for most of Tycho’s artwork, including many posters.

    Here is a selection of posters from Collection 3: Awake (2013–2015). Scott writes about the posters from this period:

    Into the Awake years. A turn toward minimalism and a deeper dive into photographic compositions. Muted palettes and stark landscapes, I was searching for new themes in new environments. This period saw a complete focus on music and the art surrounding. Constant touring and the immediacy of working in unfamiliar spaces inspired a lot of the themes and imagery of this period.

    The Tycho logotype is generally set in Trade Gothic Bold Extended (1948) by Jackson Burke (1908–1975). Most of the titles and headings are set in Clonoid Semibold (2013) by Ryoichi Tsunekawa (1978–). And with a few exceptions, most of the body texts are set in Neue Helvetica Medium (1983) by Linotype Design Studio, which is based on Helvetica (1957) by Max Miedinger (1910–1980) with art direction from Eduard Hoffmann (1892–1980). A bit curiously, I’m quite convinced that the Germany tour, the Sydney show, and the Manila show posters are set in Helvetica rather than Neue Helvetica.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in the US, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Neue Helvetica Thin (AWAKE), Trade Gothic Bold Extended (US 2014), and Neue Helvetica Medium and Thin in all-caps.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in the US, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Neue Helvetica Thin (AWAKE), Trade Gothic Bold Extended (US 2014), and Neue Helvetica Medium and Thin in all-caps.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in California, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in California, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Clonoid Semibold.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Awake tour in Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Clonoid Semibold.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2013 Awake tour in Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Neue Helvetica Bold (AUS), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2013 Awake tour in Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Neue Helvetica Bold (AUS), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 show in Manila, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Light (MANILA), and Helvetica Bold (03 02 15).
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 show in Manila, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Light (MANILA), and Helvetica Bold (03 02 15).

    Poster for Tycho’s Australia / Asia tour in 2015, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Semibold (AUS / ASIA 15), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Australia / Asia tour in 2015, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Semibold (AUS / ASIA 15), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Australia / Asia tour in 2015, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Semibold (AUS / ASIA 15), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Australia / Asia tour in 2015, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Semibold (AUS / ASIA 15), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 show at HiFi in Sydney, Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Helvetica Regular (sydney), and Helvetica Bold.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2015 show at HiFi in Sydney, Australia, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Helvetica Regular (sydney), and Helvetica Bold.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Germany tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Helvetica Regular.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2014 Germany tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Helvetica Regular.

    Flyer for Tycho’s Miami 15 show, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Flyer for Tycho’s Miami 15 show, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

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    • Trade Gothic
    • Clonoid
    • Neue Helvetica
    • Helvetica

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