News – Vinylize Eyewear

NVSBLE back in stock!

NVSBLE allowed us to introduce a more subtle look to our designs. The groove texture is present but the heaviness of the black is gone. The surface also appears more uniform. To maximize fit and comfort we cut the rims thinner and sculpted the temples.  

View entire collection here!

May 10, 2017 by Bettina Gál

Vinyl Release Party at Tipton

Vinylize Release Party

Tipton's newly inaugurated showroom is hosting a record release party for Record Store Day Saturday the 22nd of April for Keymono Anthology

vinylize keymono

Special Guest Ilosfai Márton will be present to discuss the finer aspects of graphic design.

Hungarian craft beer by Hubris at 500ft/glass.

hubris at tipton RSD

Music by Bodoo

DJ Bodoo

5 piece gift vinyl listening sampler with every Vinylize frame purchase: Keymono Anthology, D.O.G. and a surprise extra 3. Keymono is available for purchase separately at 5000fts. All proceeds go to the artists.

vinylize RSD vinyl pack

We are giving away 100 Record Store Day 10th anniversary poster designed by Vinylize. Make sure you get there on time!

Vinylize RSD poster

Don't forget to bring some vinyl to exchange for a discount on Vinylize frames. Click here for more information.

All are welcome from 14:00 to 20:00, Saturday the 22nd of April.

Listen to some good music, pick up some vinyl, have a good beer and buy some Vinylize at 1092 Budapest, Erkel u.  3. 

April 07, 2017 by Bettina Gál

Vinylize Releases Keymono 12" Vinyl

For Record Store Day's 10th year anniversary Vinylize is releasing a Keymono Anthology.

Pressed by Pirates Press Czech Republic on 180g clear vinyl, it will be available exclusively through Vinylize and Keymono.

Cut at 45rpm to maximize the sound quality. Here are 4 of the tracks:

 

 

A huge portion of the vinyl we recycle is white label and there is a reason for that. We hired Ilosfai Marton to design us an award winning sleeve and label.

Keymono is about nature and the cosmos, so a swimming astronaut seemed natural.

The tracks were mastered for vinyl by Gabor Deutsch. The grooves were cut on DMM. Its how they do it in the Czech Republic. Less hassle than a lacquer and therefore less cost.

Most of these pressings will turn into NVSBLE frames but a lucky few can get a copy at our Budapest Showroom or with any online purchase until May 22 2017.

vinylize nvsble

 

April 07, 2017 by Bettina Gál

The official Tipton Showroom has opened

The long awaited Tipton street front showroom has finally opened. Situated right behind the Fővám Market Hall at Erkel u. 3 it showcases the largest selection of Vinylize frames. You can also request a tour of the workshop.

Opening hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 to 18:00, or book your appointment here.

March 29, 2017 by Zachary Tipton

Vinylize X Record Store Day X Crosley

Vinylize redesigns the Snellen Eye Chart

This year Record Store Day celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a poster designed by Vinylize. 10,000 copies will be printed and shipped to record stores across North America.  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD POSTER

vinylize x record store day

The poster was designed by Zachary Tipton and Bettina Gál. "I was visiting Dr. Dave of Urban Optics in San Luis Obispo, one of our top clients and he had an eye chart that featured chairs. It dawned on me that we need a Vinylize version!" says Zack on where the inspiration came from.

The copyrighted poster features 26 existing turntable models and include Crosley (sponsor of the RSD event), Uturn, Pro-ject, Tesla, and Gramovox among many others. The key which reveals the make of each turntable can be downloaded from Vinylize.

The poster is based on the Snellen eye chart developed in 1862 and named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen.

Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2007 and held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, with a unique list of releases for each country, and are only distributed to shops participating in the event. 

If you want to recycle your vinyl, why don't exchange it for a pair of Vinylize? Check out THE VINYL EXCHANGE program.

Vinylize introduces the Vinyl Exchange

To kick off Record Store Day's 10th anniversary we are introducing THE VINYL EXCHANGE.

As founder Zachary Tipton says "People are always contacting us about recycling their vinyl so we decided to make it easy for them and also offer something in exchange."

We recycle about 3 metric tons of vinyl per year and most of this comes from personal collection and distributors. By clicking the link above and filling out the form we can quote you a value for the vinyl you wish to recycle.

In general we organize and pay for the shipping. We can get a better price since we ship so much of it around! Once we receive your vinyl we issue you a discount code (pre-agreed upon) that you can redeem on our webshop. Values vary anywhere from 25 Euros to 250 Euros depending on the location, quantity and condition of the shipment.

February 16, 2017 by Bettina Gál

Vinylize designs for Rihanna, Die Antwoord

Commissions for 2016's Sziget festival included Limited Edition Box Sets for Rihanna, and Die Antwoord. Three unique frames were created and modified versions will be released this spring. 

Rihannas Vinylize

Rihanna's frame is crafted from Bob Marley's "Catch a Fire". The commercial version of the frame features gold temples and a gold double bridge. Check Rush out here.

Vinylize Rush

Ninja from Die Antwoord received a frame made from Schooly D's "Smoke Some Kill". The original version was decorated with gold plated teeth. Check Pitbull out here.

Vinylize Pitbull

Yolandi's frame was crafted from Nirvana's "Nevermind" and features gold plated temples. The original version also had Dollar signs on the face. Check Tension out here.

Vinylize Tension

View entire sun collection here

February 14, 2017 by Zachary Tipton

2017 Vinylize T-shirt

Each year we design a t-shirt that reflects the mood of Vinylize. This year's inspiration is the evolution of data.

Vinylize men's t-shirt

Until supplies last, we will include a t-shirt in each online order. 

Vinylize women's t-shirt

Two amazing styles are available. Black sleeveless for women and blue t-shirts for men.

Vinylize Evolution of music data

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2017 by Zachary Tipton

Record Store Day x Vinylize x Crosley

Vinylize partners up with Record Store Day for their 10th year anniversary.

Record store day x vinylize x crosley logo

The unique poster designed by the Vinylize team will be distributed to select USA record stores in time for the 10th year anniversary event. The poster features elements from both the optical and vinyl industry. Downloadable starting April 12th. A hard copy will also be available for free in a variety of sizes with the purchase of a Vinylize frame. Want to be reminded? Sign up for the Vinylize newsletter.

Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2007 and held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.

This April 22, 2017 Vinylize is participating in the largest vinyl event in the world. 

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February 04, 2017 by Bettina Gál

Round shapes for 2017

Riding the trends for 2017 we are introducing a dedicated collection of round shapes.The 9 unisex models will be available in classic black starting January. The new shapes feature a sculpted temple for added comfort and balance. 

Round eyeglasses frames are a great pick for men and women who are moving away from rectangular shapes. Their soft contours compliment many face shapes and guarantee that you will not go unnoticed.

 

January 17, 2017 by Zachary Tipton