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Modus Vivendi_Sonitus

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Modus Vivendi is derived from Latin for the way of living and Sonitus means sound. With the three words together, my translation goes, “The way of living through sound.” I recently displayed my work for a show called Constellation which was put on by some great friends of mine, Jim Sheppard and Liz Simpson. For this show, I decided to showcase my live band photography for the first time. I carefully selected the works that had an overarching mood and similar elements which created complimenting compositions for me to work with. Each selected work was crafted and finalized in post-production using image layering and element elimination in order to create meloncholic-minimalist pieces. One of my main goals for this project was to capture the essence of each artist in the most endearing and obscure way.

View the rest of the series here.

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New Tycho & Memoryhouse

I’m really excited to announce the early release of Tycho’s new album “Dive.” CD, vinyl, and direct download available over at the to ISO50 Shop. So far, I’ve ran through the album three or four times and I can’t get enough. This new music from Tycho has been long awaited and has far from disappointed. Looks like I’ll have my music set for my autumn/winter design sessions.

Visit ISO50 for more info.

I am also super excited for “The Years” EP by Memoryhouse which was just released late last month. The video above is a full stream of the EP with new and unreleased visuals by Jamie Harley. Jamie does a wonderful job capturing the emotion and feel of the music in the visuals with the dreamy, washed out, and psychedelic imagery. I’m really anxious for the full length LP now.

Also worth viewing: Quiet America by Memoryhouse.

Visit Memoryhouse.se for more info.

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Dive + Hours Artwork

Here is the artwork for Tycho’s new album “Dive and the first single from it “Hours.” Scott Hansen never seizes to disappoint musically and artistically. What always draws me into Scott’s artwork for his music is his photography aesthetics. The colors, imagery, and mood are always in unison with the music. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

The “Hours” single is now available on iTunes.

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Season Quiet

Here are some absolutely beautiful shots taken by photographer Jacob Sargeant. I found out about his work through the ISO50 blog. Scott Hansen used some of Sargeant’s experimental photography for some background elements in his recent work like the Analog Visions poster. The images above are some more of his recent work and are nice to look at during this current time of the year. When I view each photograph individually I can almost feel the chill of the air and the warmth of the sun all at the same time. I love the shallow depth of field he used on the bottom two shots.

Check out more of Jacob Sargeant’s work on Flickr.

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TYCHO ➡ Nocturne Poster

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Here is Scott Hansen’s (ISO50) latest work for his upcoming Tycho show in Toronto. I was stunned when I initially saw these because they look different than most of the work that he has done in the past while still portraying his signature style. In his recent work he has really utilizes the use of silhouettes as a central focal point for his designs. Scott has really become a master of layering using here about 20 image layers overlayed with various blending modes masking them with the woman’s silhouette. His excellent choice of color only enhances the composition in both posters.

To read more about his poster and upcoming show go to the ISO50 blog.

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Tycho ➡ Coastal Break

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I’ve been anxiously waiting for the new Tycho single, Coastal Break…and it is finally here. The official release date for the vinyl and digital is set for December 8th (my birthday…yay!). Pre-orders will start November 2nd which I am going to be all over. Scott Hansen (Tycho/ISO50) has amazed me once again with his flawless style of music and design. His choice of colors, imagery, and type treatment is absolutely breathtaking. The 12″ vinyl cover is fairly simple with a strong use of image and in the reverse he uses his type successfully creating soft breathing room. The vinyl will be coming with a limited edition poster of alternate artwork folded into each vinyl sleeve. Visit the ISO50 Shop.

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Art & Copy

The frightening thing and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely where any of your thoughts come really and especially you don’t have any idea where they’re going to come from tomorrow.
I think creativity can solve anything! Anything!

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“Creativity can solve anything.”

Art & Copy which is a film that speaks to you from the best and most creative minds in the business of advertising. This is a must see for anyone in the creative field. From a graphic designer’s perspective I know that our field is overlaps with advertising on many levels from basic principles to the impact we have on our audience and/or consumers.

The frightening thing and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely where any of your thoughts come really and especially you don’t have any idea where they’re going to come from tomorrow. —Art & Copy

Also check out head on over to ISO50 to check out more design related videos such as The Persuaders, Objectified, Visual Acoustics, and The September Issue.

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Designer: Alex Cornell

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First DVD, front.

Bus shelter poster

Billboard poster

Pantone Palette Cleansers Poster

Mega City Map

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Set in Stone Final Cover

Day For Night Magazine

Alex Cornell is a design contributor on the ISO50 blog and Scott Hansen’s only intern. He is also a current masters student in design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Alex’s work is absolutely amazing displaying much knowledge and experience of design and typography along with having a great eye for photography. His retro style and excellent posts on the blog have been of major influence on my design and photography. Definitely one of the most influential designers I follow. My favorite work of his is the Wes Anderson Film Festival project (Top 4 images above). Check out the trailer he made for it on Vimeo. Scott Hansen/ISO50 definitely found the right guy to partner with because they share a lot of the same ideals of design. Alex and Scott recently made Color Management: A Field Guide, which I just discussed on a recent post. He is also quite a talented musician.

View more projects of Alex Cornell on Behance.

View all posts by Alex on ISO50.

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ISO50’s Color Management: A Field Guide

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After extensive research and much experience with color management Scott Hansen (ISO50) and Alex Cornell have teamed up and created a wonderful guide for color management to help ensure your studio is set up correctly and to help maintain consistency in your workflow and studio environment. Along with this super insightful post ISO50 created beautiful artwork for the guide. Here is a snip of Color Management: A Field Guide:

Whether you are designing for print or for the web, making the leap from what you see on your computer screen to the outside world can be a tricky process, fraught with unpredictable changes and unexpected results. The web is full of information regarding color management and sifting through it can be very overwhelming. Contradictory opinions abound and it can be difficult to find reliable sources of information.

Read the complete article here.

Whether you are designing for print or for the web, making the leap from what you see on your computer screen to the outside world can be a tricky process, fraught with unpredictable changes and unexpected results. The web is full of information regarding color management and sifting through it can be very overwhelming. Contradictory opinions abound and it can be difficult to find reliable sources of information.
Over the last few months, Scott and I have been researching this topic extensively. With the addition of the new Epson 9900 to the studio, we wanted to be sure that our printer workflow was optimized and producing a consistent output. With the help of Kirk Economos of Meridian Cyber Solutions, we have implemented a color management system that works for us. Below we have tried to aggregate this knowledge into a simple and useful guide, designed to help you ensure your studio is set up correctly. It is not intended to be the end-all article on color management by any means — but it’s a good place to start if color management isn’t something you have previously implemented or considered.

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