Diamond on Vinyl

Vinylizing Marina

As part of our collaboration with the 2015 Sziget Festival, which attracted a staggering 441 thousand people over the week this year, we created custom ‘box sets’ for some of the main stage acts.  We couldn’t resist Marina Diamandis, aka Marina and the Diamonds, not least because her Froot album looks amazing in white.

We also love Marina’s distinctive music and singing style, as well as her flamboyant dress sense and love of her fans - whom she refers to as ‘Diamonds’. She has almost a million Diamonds following her on Twitter.
We decided to build her a custom Araya frame made from her white vinyl. The temples were also matched to create a one of a kind Vinylize frame.


We also knew this frame would look great in the white of Marina’s Froot album and would go perfectly with whatever outfit she chooses to wear on stage.

Unfortunately for the rest of us mere mortals, this frame will only be available in black.


Vinylize Backstage


Announcing an exclusive collaboration between Sziget Festival and Vinylize. For the duration of the festival, which is expected to attract around 400,000 people, the Tipton Team will be personally presenting custom-made frames to each main stage headliner at a special booth set up in the backstage area. A total of seven one-off Sziget x Vinylize ‘box sets’ are being made from the performer’s own vinyl records. This year’s headliners are Robbie Williams, alt-J, Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Avicii, Kings of Leon and Martin Garrix.

The guys at Sziget are always looking for imaginative ways to set the festival apart from other events around Europe. They love our products and wanted to give the artists coming to Budapest something special to remember the festival by, so they got in touch about making custom frames for this year’s headline acts.

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Tipton has previously made custom Vinylize frames for Mick Fleetwood and the Wu-Tang Clan. In this world of mass production and marketing, we are doing something different. Each pair of frames we make is a one-off, so artists love what we do with their records. They instantly understand that they are dealing with works of art. It’s always a buzz to show people what we do.

Fans who do not have access to the backstage area are welcome to visit Tipton’s Budapest showroom to view the box sets. Tipton will also be providing live updates of events backstage via its social media channels.

Sziget festival is held annually in Budapest on an island in the Danube. This year the festivities will take place August 10-17 and will attract upwards of 370,000 people. Last year the event was ranked the best European festival of the year and likened to Burning Man.

Vinylize teams up with Sziget to give headline acts special welcome. For more news, pictures and exciting updates stay tuned check our blog regularly as we amp up for the festival.