Gifts for the Audiophile
Brothers, boyfriends, dads, and roommates: with music as a common denominator, gift-giving should be a breeze. Whittling it all down seems daunting (there are, by my last count, 12,401 headphone models on the open market) until you factor in a rigorous design sensibility, and voila! Read 'em and weep, fellas.
This is the complete zeitguide to an era of country music concert posters from Nashville's alpha print company, Hatch Show Print. The tome features over 175 illustrations of handcrafted letterpress posters for everyone from Dolly Parton to the Beastie Boys.
London's Rough Trade pioneered the music-as-retail strategy, so trust that this isn't your average CD subscription service. A 3-, 6-, or 12-month membership locks down the must-hear album of the moment plus bonus goodies that you can probably sell on eBay someday.
If you can't live with yourself for gifting almost $3K worth of headphone, these limited-edition ear speakers were designed with the help of indie record label Fool's Gold.