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David Bowie Is…

This is really big news if your a David Bowie fanatic and Chris Hess of Hess Design Solutions is just that. The V&A Museum has been granted access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie. David Bowie remains one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. The exhibit contains more than three hundred objects, including handwritten lyrics, costumes, photos, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from over five decades all brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the first time.

Death Grips & Galen Pehrson Collaboration = AWESOME!

Sacramento, California based experimental rap group Death Grips recently got together for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles with animator Galen Pherson for a collaborative multimedia piece titled “True Vulture. Mr. Pehrson has hand-drawn an animated storyboard to go along with the Death Grips track “True Vulture”. The “True Vulture” project also includes a voiceover by actress Jena Malone (Into the WildSucker Punch). We think it’s an awesome piece of Art reminiscent of the 1970’s children’s show The Electric Company. Enjoy!

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New Warp vinyl represses: Aphex Twin, Grizzly Bear & Flying Lotus

Nothing sounds better than vinyl right? Well some of you folks may disagree but those of us (HDS) who collect are very excited. Warp Records is repressing an incredible bunch of vinyl releases this fall. On September 3, a new pressing of Grizzly Bear‘s “Yellow House” and “Veckatimest” will be out on heavyweight vinyl for the first time ever! Also, Aphex Twin‘s “I Care Because You Do” and the “Richard D. James Album” will both be rereleased on the 8th of October, also on available for the first time on heavyweight vinyl. We have to admite that we have gained a lot of inspiration from Aphex Twin over the years. If that weren’t enough Flying Lotus‘s “Cosmogramma”, “Los Angeles”, “Pattern+Grid World” and “Reset” are all still available.

Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz @ Lollapalooza 2012

Here at Hess Design Solutions we take music just as seriously as design. We work amongst and with musicians, music is the soundtrack to our lives as well as our workplace. So from time to time we will post something we really dig up here on the blog. This week it happend to be a song performed by a group named Toro Y Moi who just recently performed at Lollapalooza here in Chicago. It’s a sure bet that not everyone made it to our fine city this summer so we thought we should post it for those of you that missed it. AhmadTheChamp, a user on You Tube had this to say, “SO DOPE!” and we concur.

Blur and New Order will Play The Olympic Closing Ceremony!

It’s official! Both Blur and New Order announced that they will headline The Olympic closing ceremony in London on August 12th, taking place in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, features a “Best of the British” lineup  that also includes The Specials.