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Tycho posters, Collection 4: Epoch (2016–2018)

Contributed by Eva Silvertant on Nov 7th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 2016
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    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 anthology shows, where he played songs from each album. The poster features Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (ANTHOLOGY), and an unidentified typeface that looks like a condensed version of Clonoid.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 anthology shows, where he played songs from each album. The poster features Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (ANTHOLOGY), and an unidentified typeface that looks like a condensed version of Clonoid.

    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 4: Epoch (2016–2018). Scott writes about the posters from this period:

    With a focus on color theory and simplicity of form this period saw a turn toward more vibrance and contrast while distilling compositions to their most basic elements.

    The Tycho logotype is generally set in Trade Gothic Bold Extended (1959) by Jackson Burke (1908–1975). Most of the titles and headings are set in Clonoid Semibold (2013) by Ryoichi Tsunekawa (1978–). 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). The Phantogram posters are stylistic outliers both in their more complex imagery as well as the use of ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (1970) by Herb Lubalin (1918–1981) and Tom Carnase (1939–) for the display texts.

    Poster for Tycho’s Kennedy Center show in 2018, featuring Neue Helvetica Bold (THE KENNEDY CENTER), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Kennedy Center show in 2018, featuring Neue Helvetica Bold (THE KENNEDY CENTER), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Jetty release (2018), featuring Clonoid (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Jetty release (2018), featuring Clonoid (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Fillmore/Miami shows (2018), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium and Regular.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Fillmore/Miami shows (2018), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium and Regular.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 World Tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 World Tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 World Tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO).
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s 2017 World Tour, featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO).

    Poster for Tycho’s Trinity Bristol show (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Light (BRISTOL), and Neue Helvetica Medium (Jun 8 Trinity).
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Trinity Bristol show (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), Clonoid Light (BRISTOL), and Neue Helvetica Medium (Jun 8 Trinity).

    Poster for Tycho’s Fox Theater show (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Fox Theater show (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Glasgow/Manchester shows with DJ Tennis (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Glasgow/Manchester shows with DJ Tennis (2017), featuring Trade Gothic Bold Extended (TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Phantogram 2017 tour, featuring ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (PHANTOGRAM TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Phantogram 2017 tour, featuring ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (PHANTOGRAM TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Poster for Tycho’s Phantogram 2017 tour, featuring ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (PHANTOGRAM TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.
    Source: iso50.com ISO50. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Poster for Tycho’s Phantogram 2017 tour, featuring ITC Avant Garde Gothic Extra Light (PHANTOGRAM TYCHO), and Neue Helvetica Medium.

    Typefaces

    • Trade Gothic Extended
    • Clonoid
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic
    • Neue Helvetica
    • unidentified typeface

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