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Holiday Giveaway: CS4

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We’re coming up on the end of the year and it’s time for another Holiday Giveaway. We’ve upped the stakes this time around with two copies of Adobe CS4 Design Premium up for grabs along with lot’s of ISO50 goods. There are multiple chances to win and you can enter up to three times, see below for details.

First Prize:
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· One copy of Adobe CS4 Design Premium Mac (US$1,799 Value)
· One ISO50 Studio Giclee print of Choice in 18″ wide format
· One ISO50 shirt of choice
· Tycho MP3 Collection
(awarded on 1/15/10)

Second Prize:
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· One copy of Adobe CS4 Design Premium Mac (US$1,799 Value)
· One ISO50 shirt of choice
· Tycho Coastal Brake 12″
· Tycho MP3 Collection
(awarded on 1/4/10)

Third Prizes: (two will be awarded)
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· One ISO50 Shirt of choice
· Tycho MP3 Collection
(awarded on 12/16/09)
To Enter
Comment on this post making sure to include your email in the “email” field (will not be published) and let us know what your favorite post of 2009 was. This counts for one entry.

Become a fan of the ISO50 Facebook page or follow ISO50 on Twitter. This will get you another entry. If you’re already a Facebook fan or Twitter follower you’re already set.

To get a third entry make any purchase at The ISO50 Shop between November 22nd, 2009 and January 14th, 2010. This will get you a third spot in the drawing increasing your chances of winning. If you already made a purchase on or after November 22nd, you’re already entered to win. And to sweeten the deal we’re having a 15% off sale at the shop right now.

Both copies of Adobe CS4 Design Premium are Mac format. Sorry, no substitutions.

Happy Holidays and good luck!

1,373 Comments Leave A Comment

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zx says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:05 am

I liked the ‘Set in Stone’ project. Great step by step introduction to how it all was made. Very inspiring.

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Vegard says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:08 am

Wow! I really wish I would bother use twitter, and perhaps I shouldn’t have deleted my Facebook profile. Those prizes are incredible. Too bad for me, I follow you solely on RSS :( Death to youth culture, long live anti-modernity (and ISO50).

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Martin says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:11 am

Because i’m an interface nut, the post about the 10/GUI. Although, I pretty much love every post that involves your fresh music picks, as it’s right along with my tastes.

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zahira says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:12 am

Hi!

My favourite post was about Cristina Couceiro’s work. It’s amazing!

Thanks for giving us a chance to win this great stuff!

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Michael says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

Too bad I don’t want to register as twitter or facebook user, so there should be no chance to get this giveaway entry. Maybe this could be rethought?
My favourite post(s) were the ones on the hardware issues like the SSD speedup and OS comparisons.

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Finn Beales says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:24 am

I have really enjoyed the playlists… these have been the soundtrack to most of 2009 for me!

I love the stylized photo posts too; especially the Tromsø one.

Great blog keep on posting and have a splendid Christmas and 2010!

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Marek Golebiowski says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

Loved the Art of the title sequence post, great examples and awesome site mentioned too.

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ruli83 says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:38 am

hello , my favourite post was the rebranding of the playboy , very original idea and well explained the concept and the development.

Good luck!!!

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edmund dorf says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:43 am

favorit post: SYNTH PIONEERS PT.4: SYNTH-POP
thanks to your friend Eli

ed

ps:
worst post, because of the news:
FAREWELL CHARLES WESLEY COOPER III

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Chris says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:44 am

Favorite part of 2009

Your post on SSDs and Windows 7 ( I think that was this year ) and my move Mac. I guess thats 3 but all related. ;)

Ps. Grzesiek your site the little bit that is there.. was awesome.

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Niklas Lundberg says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:47 am

My favorite post was about SSD disks. It helped me out alot and made my computer snappier, if it wasn’t for that post I probably wouldn’t have switched to it!

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Danny says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:48 am

‘NOCTURNE’ GICLEE

By far the most beautiful poster!
I buy it directly with my next salary, that will be my third entry ;-)

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Zephon says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:49 am

I’ve bought something in your shop this morning and discovered your newest Blog Post. The most connective and most helpful post for me this year was the short preview of Cargo Collective.

A lot of Inspiration growing, a great project and an whole adventure, watch artists use the Beta.

But there were many other great Information in the past year too.

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matt marrocco says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:50 am

fav post: adobe layer masks ideas…hopefully the listened…you still have pull there, no?

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Bee-rye says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:52 am

I liked Alex’s post about New Work. Really inspiring stuff. Though any of his posts hit me in the right spot, New Work has just stuck a little bit more.

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Phil McNeill says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:55 am

fav post: hecatomb-promo-video. Have an interest in club visuals, well end up staring at them everytime i go clubbing. But most of the time they tend to be taky stock footage. these how-ever where stunning.

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paolo says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:58 am

Ghostly International 10 Year Poster… i thought…. wow!

but all posts are daily pleasure!

ciao!

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Grant says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:02 am

loved those 70′s Russian posters.
I have liked hearing about Alex’s college classes and projects. Thanks for putting yourself out there. Its cool getting an insight into how you approach projects and also reading others comments.
Thanks

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d. says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:03 am

Well… I loved the post about the rejected Book Covers from Klas Ernflo – such great typography!

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ngraphism says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:07 am

i’m a poster addicted, so i loved many post about them.
One of my late favs is the Toronto Tycho Poster

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daveb says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:08 am

i really admire a lot of stuff which you have posted about this year, i can recall fragments of different posts but the one i have found most useful would have to be the playlist 6 post, it has given me a specific reason to revisit this site time and time again.

I can’t stop listening to ‘coastal break’, a late contender for my most loved song of the year. Gutted that i can’t buy the mp3 off lala as a UK resident.

cheers

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Paul Ledbrook says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:15 am

Love the Tycho Artwork posts and the studio updates – always great to see other creative environments!

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Gonzalo says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:17 am

I loved your “Set in Stone” project post, but honestly, most of your posts are amazing. Especially book features, I end up drooling all over my screen!

Thanks for the chance and keep up the good work :) Greetings from Argentina!

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Al says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:40 am

Favourite post of 2009 – has to be Tromsø one. Really got a good sense of the place, excellent shots.

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Melvin says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:43 am

i really loved the making of the obama print post. Nice to see what your workflow was on that project

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Konstantin Yun says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:51 am

Hey,

Notcot ISO50 Giveaway + Process probably my favorite:).

Its touching how much care goes into process of producing your prints, from choice of paper to custom embosser. Since we don’t usually get to see behind the scenes, this post was quite refreshing;).

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Fazal says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:55 am

for me it has to be the announcement of the ghostly international poster. Mainly because we got to see the whole process behind its design and production. Moreover it encapsulated the range of ideas (music + design) on ISO50.

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Danielus says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:57 am

Among the other stuff I really enjoy the posts where I can get the insight into the secrets of creating the things you are up to. Thank you for that.

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Todd says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:57 am

My favorite post was the one showcasing Richard Neutra architecture. Sometimes I wish every building were designed by him.

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Lars Hedemann says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:59 am

Oh yeah, large Giclee print for me please (and the other stuff, lol)…Nice giveaway, Scott!

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Devin says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:00 am

I’d have to go with the Coastal Break artwork preview. I’ve been waiting with bated breath for another Tycho hard release and the artwork sent my mind ablaze with anticipation.

I’ve held off listening to the .mp3′s to keep my ears fresh for the first spin.

Cheers!

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drew kora says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:02 am

How do I choose a favorite post? So many good ones…it’s my daily dose of amazing design inspiration from Scott, in depth study discussions from Alex, and an onslaught of perfect music mixes form Jakub.

If I had to pick, lately I’d say my favorite posts recently have been the more technical posts: compare and contrasts between OSs, experiments with SSD performance, and studio updates. (I think it was last year, but that liquid cooling post you did blew me away.) Bottom line, I really love hearing another creative professional talk about equipment, especially a tech savvy creative professional who knows the details. Good stuff.

Thanks for the contest, Scott. Good luck to everyone.

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Eirik Søderblom says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:07 am

I was really disappointed when i heard that you were going to Tromsø, where i come from, and i could’nt be there to meet my number 1 inspiration.
This would be the perfect comfort for me. :D
Love your work!

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Peteris says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:09 am

Great stuff as always man.
My favorite post was actually on Michael Pollan’s writing house, so inspirational.

Keep up the fantastic work.

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Sean says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:12 am

Only stumbled upon your blog recently, so my favorite post is the photographs from Norway. Favorite work is the Ghostly10 print.

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Josh says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:12 am

Favorite post: On the SD780, which was a big influence in my decision to pick one up for a point and shoot.

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Paul Lockhart says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:22 am

MY Favorite post of the year has to be the Analog Visions. I have been asking the parents to order me a print with no avail. I guess when I make a lil dough I will get one. Great giveaway

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Jory says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

Well this is fun, isn’t it? :)
I think my favorite posts of the year definitely include the Playboy rededign project, as well as that book “Modern Publicity” I really dig design from that era.
Oh and the Helly Hansen annual report.. and the Japanese city flags!
It’s so hard to choose.

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Sam says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:27 am

my favorite posts would have to be the ISO50 playlists. fresh tunes and thoughtful mixing. love them!

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jon says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:38 am

I love all the playlists! Great way to hear some artists I’ve never heard of before, or a remix of an old favorite! Thanks!

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Parse says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:42 am

I liked the post about the playboy redesign. Not the easiest thing to redesign/rethink, since the “bunny” identity is really strong internationally… I put myself in the shoes of a reader and think your proposition could do the job nicely!

Greetings from France,

e.

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Maxim says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:42 am

Favorite post, as a student myself, would be one of Alex’s, probably “Ira Glass on the Creative Process”, I feel it really gives this blog another side on top of Scott’s beautiful taste in design and the amazing tunes.

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Jemu says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:45 am

I love all the music, movie still, and design process posts, but I’d have to say the Gravy Robbers post on Thanksgiving was by far the best post I’ve seen on any blog.

P.S. I’m practicing my crouching stance…

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Finn Clark says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:46 am

I love the Analog Visions poster sooo much, so I think I’d have to say the post where you displayed that was my favourite. The one about the Earth From Above blew my mind as well.

This whole blog is great though, and we’re really spoilt for updates! Thanks!

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Bojan says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:51 am

Good to know I already made a purchase and I use Twitter so my chances of winning are greater :) Fingers crossed, awesome giveaway. Thanks.

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AEON says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:57 am

The post Ive liked the most probably is this one. Nah, im kidding…. maybee the “home” print office with the Epson was the most interesting thing ive seen lately from your stuff excluding the sleeve for the Coastal Break, but thats a post ’bout your work, not a real blogpost.

Cheers!

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Fernando says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:00 am

Without a doubt in my mind, I believe one of your strongest post this year has been “Color Management: A Field Guide”. It had so much insight on tools used settings etc, A printers dream. I archived that post for future reference.

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Digitalshep says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:02 am

my fav post of the year was the post about the new york times magazine artwork…i go back and look at those whenever i need a little motivation.

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Willis says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:04 am

Playlist #6, your latest, really brought me out a funk and many, many other enjoyed that as well.

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Nate says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:09 am

Best post of 09 was the recent one regarding your new EP! I cant wait to get my hands on a copy!

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Clayton says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:09 am

My favorite was the SSD post. It was super informative and a great introduction to newer technologies.

The playlist and EP posts are always awesome too.

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Charles says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:11 am

Well I have to say the first post that came to mind for me was the Edd Kalehoff Schaefer Beer Commercial. Being a designer at a beer company myself, that ad struck me as being WAAAAY cooler than anything my art director would approve. So I shot that around the creative department here to show the sheer awesomeness that can be embodied in a :60 spot. We now have something to reach for.
This post, is the, one post to reach for, when only have just one.

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Brennan says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:16 am

I’m still really fond of that “World from Above” Photography post. I simply love shots taken from high places because they stretch what you know of the world around you. It’s a cool sense of freedom.

Anyway, I love all of it. The entire blog. Fabulous.

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Euan says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:19 am

My favourite post was Alex’s early November one highlighting Simon Page’s posters. Love the colours and simplicity of each of them, along with the diversity of the range of posters; each one is different and interesting and yet as a whole, the consistency of style of design across them is great. No wonder the IYA wanted to use them!

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CR says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:22 am

I always like the travel posts, specifically the one to Tromso. Its refreshing to read and see photos from a designers perspective in a foreign place.

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Marms says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

My favorite post is the one about Wes Anderson’s film festival project. I also liked toronto’s photographs.
Sorry if my english is not good.
And also : I hope I can see Tycho one day playing in Paris !

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Jeremy says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

My favorite post of 2009 was the Swisscom rebranding. I thought I understood what branding meant until I came across that article. The amount of time and hard work that went into that project is so evident, and the number of ways the logo was used across so many mediums blew me away. Very inspirational.

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For-W-Art says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

I guess it has to be the one about the Japanese Municipal Flags.

But since the quality of the other posts I on the top end of my esthetic scale you don’t hear me complaining about the other ones. Could have been any pick, since I like following this blog.

Dind’t realized there was a facebook page, so I’m glad about it and made myself a fan.

Keep up the good work in 2010.

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Alex M. says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:24 am

While I’m a fan of most of the posts, I really enjoyed the Color Management: A Field Guide back in August. Very informative – I’ve made tweaks to my process and setup based on that post. Plus, that cover artwork is fantastic.

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Joni says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:30 am

Funnily enough, my favourite post of 2009 was the ISO50 Playlist Archive announcement. Nothing makes for better background music to listen to while working. :)

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FlyCasual says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:32 am

Yahoo! I became a fan on Facebook (already followed you on Twitter), I bought a shirt just last week from your store, and now I’m posting about my favorite post of 2009… drum roll please……..

Other than your various music-related posts which have introduced me to several bands that I now have on heavy rotation, I loved your studio update entries (specifically from October 5th). I’m a designer and musician as well, so it’s always interesting to get insight into how someone else balances their two creative sides.

Keep up the wonderful, inspirational work.

Cheers, and best wishes for a happy 2010.
-Jason (FlyCasual)

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Mark Eagleton says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:32 am

My favorite was the rebranding of Playboy. Besides the logo, I really liked the idea of taking out the photos and focusing on journalism, and I have never read Playboy for the articles.

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Thomas says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:32 am

I like the personal work posts best, mostly because they give great insight in your thinking- and workprocess. THe Notcoot giveaway / process post was especially good.

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Lyle says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:41 am

Great! ISO50 is always compelling in both design and promotions. This is awesome. I’m actually more excited about the ISO50 prizes!

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Sbwatercolors says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:42 am

So many to choose from, but if I had to pick one it would be the post of Richard Misrach’s work. Had never heard of him, stunned by his work. Thanks!

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uglyPLAIDinc says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:43 am

Favorite post of ’09 was Alex’s review of “Never Sleep”. Graduating Design School, 05/5/09.

The beauty of the ISO blog is the perspective it brings between Scott, the established artist informally trained, vs. the grad school Alex waiting to break out into the design community. The uncertainty between two points, and the learning process of making your own path from A to B. I feel as though I’m learning along with Alex (who has a great eye, and consistent quality posts) without footing the bill :D

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Hernan says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:45 am

The one that made my year was “Rebranding Playboy”.

It’s always nice to see the creative workflow and all the steps in between that lead to a great design.

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Patrick says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:47 am

wow these are some awesome prizes, personally I’ve always been a big fan of your music posts. And the latest that I’ve really enjoyed was introducing me to The Mercury Program. I’ve already listened to Chez Viking 4 times in a row.

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Old Man Foltz says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:47 am

I really liked the August 2009 studio update. Seeing the layout of your studio, the awesome chair, light, and the lust inspiring hardware really made me think hard about reorganizing my studio. I did, and though it’s still a mess, it’s much better than it was.

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Adam says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:50 am

I’d have to say that the design magazine overview was my favorite post. Really opened me up to some new reading material I would have never went for.

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Ryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:53 am

I really liked the post on Jonathan Mutch’s photos. The tutorials he linked to unleashed a whole new world for me.

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Jamie Latendresse says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:55 am

I’m torn on best ’09 posts. It’s between your technical posts on SSDs and the ephemera of Munich and the oil companies.

In the end I have to go with the Munich post. I’ve come back to those materials at least 2 or 3 times since reading it and I always relish the collections of design collateral. The ISO blog team’s ability to collect and disseminate really great design (new and old) is what makes this blog a must read, daily.

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Jared says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:56 am

My favorite post has got to be Alex’s work on the Wes Anderson Film Festival. Alex has become an integral voice in the world of ISO50, and complements Scott’s post quite nicely—not to mention, Wes is my favorite director, and I love tilt-shift photography.

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Michael L'Ecuyer says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:58 am

When your studio had the printer installed; you’ve stepped things up a notch in terms of originality and it’s always nice to see their is room for independent art/music and the like; good hustle gang!

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Jesus Suarez says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:59 am

I really liked the NOTCOT ISO50 Giveaway + Process Article. With that post we (ISO 50 followers) had the chance to take a sneak peek at the process taken in the printing and handling of the beautiful ISO 50 posters, and i have to say that i would love to live in the united states so i could buy lots of these posters and goodies, i simply love everything that this studio does!

So, KUDOS to you! and keep up the good work!

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Joyrex says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:04 am

My favourite post of the year has to be the discussion on Alex’s rebranding of Playboy, and the concepts he came up with – really interesting to take on such an iconic brand and attempt to change the whole aspect of what that brand has stood for. Top notch stuff.

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Jules says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:09 am

Aside from the multiple music posts (too many good ones to choose from) the post “Joaquim Nielsen: Connected Process” was one of my faves.

Keep them coming.

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Michael Forbis says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:10 am

The post that stands out in my mind was the one published directly after Scott’s return from Norway. His photography is always a treat to look at and the shots from Norway were beautiful.

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mpb says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:15 am

I liked the post announcing the Coastal Brake release / preview, because any post announcing new Tycho gets my vote.

Happy Holidays.

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Jon says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:17 am

Seems I always discover something new through your site. Every post has something of worth in it. But CS4 and a grip of other goodies? This post right here has got to be my favorite.

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LT Magnotto says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:19 am

My favorite post was the one talking about you in studio working on new tycho stuff. I’m an entry level synth nerd and love learning about all the cool synths out there. Big fan of your design, music, and blog!

Keep up the good work!

- L

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R M Pinti says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:20 am

My favorite post was yesterdays, where the full version of Coastal Brake was finally released!!!

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B says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:21 am

Your tromso pictures were awesome. Your photogrpahy was what bought me to this site, its a bit of a shame there isnt more of it.

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Paul Ross says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:26 am

My favorite post was the interview with HATCH. I admire their creative process and their 80-20 business model. Thanks ISO50!

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Mark "boris" Hamilton says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:28 am

i’d have to say that my favourite post over the last year of iso50 was the Postcard Tromso entry. The photographs are stunning and matched by the inspiring diary entry of the trip. Fantastic description and just made me want to go to Norway. The tour diary of your interviews, workshops and exhibitions gave a great insight into the world of a graphic designer and musician.

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Ehren Pflugfelder says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:29 am

I was going to say that the Pepsi logo critique was my favorite of this year, but that may have been last year, so I’ll go with the Sketching and Design post from a few months ago. The blog is all-around great everyday reading, though.

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Lore says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:30 am

It’s rare that there’s a post I don’t like on ISO50–I don’t even subscribe to your feed because I like the whole color experience of visiting your site! One post I continually finding myself going back to was the making of the Obama print post–I love the attention to detail that you give to the smallest aspects of your prints!

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Brennan Frugé says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:30 am

I haven’t been reading this blog for that long, but I have to say that the “New Work From Andy Gilmore” post back in June really stands out. It’s so hard to pick just one post, but Andy Gilmore’s work really speaks to me, and I was so excited to see it here on ISO50.

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Brett Johnson says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:31 am

Lots of great posts, but a couple of my favorites have to be “e-Types / Newspaper Series” and “Double Standards – Berlin.” The post on color management was also wonderful.

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chris says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:32 am

whoa, great giveaway! i mostly like your inspirational/roundup posts, particularly the one on vintage scifi books (march?) and the scandinavian logos. colourpalettes & ideas galore:)

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Kyle says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

I loved seeing the process of creating the documents associated with the fake Wes Anderson film festival….But it’s hard no to love all of them.

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nick robinson says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

+1 more facebook fan…I think my favorite post, which is hard to choose seeing as I’m an avid reader of this blog, was Alex’s “Set in Stone” semester project…really inspiring to see all the necessary evolving steps. But in a close second was the “Working from home” post, brief, but riddled with inspiration.

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A Sajkowski says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:35 am

“Color Management: A Field Guide” is my vote for favorite post of the year. Working in a digital print lab in my university, it’s been incredibly useful and like you said when you posted it, there are not many simple resources out there like this.

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Eddie says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:36 am

Choosing my favorite post was hard. So many good ones to pick from. But I have to say my favorite post was “Color Management: A Field Guide”. It touched on a topic that I think is overlooked more and more.

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Adrian says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:38 am

The Post »making the Obama Print« was the highlight of the year for me. I loved the insights into the creative process.

ASll the Modernist-eye-candy that got posted was fine too.

If you try to research what you do better in sense of content: never mind – its all right for me. The wide variety of topics and the element of surprise that comes with it make iso50 my favourite blog and fun to read, cause you never know what will be up next.

cheers,

Adrian

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Jesse says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:41 am

Entered!

My favorite post was the Cargo collective just because it got me going on a website, and even brought in some work! Thanks for always sharing such great ideas!!!

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Tyler says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:44 am

Really enjoyed the posts that provide insight into how your studio works. I drooled over your new printer and was inspired by the embosser stamp. This blog is always a source of inspiration and a site I visit every day. Thanks for the content!

Tyler

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Aldeo Plato says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:46 am

Hi, my favourite post would be the cargo collective review by Alex, i was pondering over between indexhibit and cargo and that post made me decide to choose the latter ;)

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David says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:47 am

Though every post I pretty much love (those that I’ve read anyways, I’ve only started reading for the past month or so) I really like the one containing the two pictures from your gallery show in Toronto.

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Bill says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

I love all the logo posts and vintage design. One of my favorites was on the Japanese Municipal Flags, so many cool designs there. Thanks for the contest and keep up the good work.

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Grant Essig says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

It’s hard to pick so I have 3 favorite posts: The building of the photoshop supercomputer (a really great look at some awesome hardware for PS users), mastering at Monsterlab (truly a mastering studio to drool over) and finally, the first post I stumbled across mentioning the new Kings of Convenience album. As a lover of their music, I was thrilled to see them on the blog… it also happened to be my first chance to preview ‘Mrs. Cold’ and completely blew me away.

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Will Evans says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

Happy Holidays brother! I love the work that you do and the music that you create. You are a great inspiration.

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Reagan says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:50 am

Thanks for keeping up the post popping for another year. Its always the first one I read over my morning cup of coffee. Keep up the inspiring work Scott.

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Ryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:50 am

It is so hard to pick a favorite, as the output of this blog is so consistently good and multi-dimensional.

One post that stands out was that regarding the Obama print and process… It was such an exciting time and was great to have a behind the scenes look at such a huge project.

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Joshua Vaughan says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

I have been following ISO50 since about the middle of last year, the art, music and design has all been right up my alley. It’s been a great way to stay exposed to good art via Scott and Alex and tons of great music via Jakub. But my favorite post of the year has been the Color Management: A Field Guide. I had a major print project and as a pure digital guy (I make games) I had no idea what it would take to get good output on a CMYK print. ISO50 saved my bacon and not a moment to soon. Keep up the good work.

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Danny Kopren says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:55 am

Dear Adobe: I think its a great idea to pressure industry leaders into innovating their product rather than relying on their market dominance.

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Brian says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

I liked Alex’s final writeup on his completed Wes Anderson film festival project, since it was both awesome in itself and the way I discovered this site.

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Lincoln says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:04 am

I loved The Making of the Obama Print
Really Amazing Concept and the poster aswell
Congrats Made my time in front of computer for a few days
THANKS!

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Sooper says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

I like when you post artwork that you like, and especially liked the post where you brought in the 70s Russian prints. It’s inspiring to see what insipres the artist that inspires me (wut.)

Also, the making of the Obama print of course. You gotta post more how-to’s!

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Scott Strickland says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

I gotta say that the Playlists have kept me going these past few months. The perfect music to design to. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Also, getting an inside peak into another designer’s world free from huge creative constraints from bosses, someone breathing down your neck, etc, is very inspirational. While most of us work for “the man” in some kind of way and are stuck in cubicles cranking out logos, etc, you are doing your own thing in your own time with freedom to develop your design work into an art form. Much respect.

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Mike says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:07 am

In praise of a typeface: UNITED

I’d love to see more typeface posts. Love to see new fresh typefaces.

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James Lucas H+ says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:09 am

I think I might have to give a nod to the Helly / Hansen project, but I appreciated the color calibration basics entry as well.

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Zack says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:10 am

I’m a big fan of Scott Hansen’s music and artwork, so almost every post is enjoyable. However, the post ‘Color Management: A Field Guide’ was extremely helpful, and since it’s the only post I’ve actually bookmarked for later scrutiny, I’ll have to submit that as my favorite.

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marc says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:11 am

the post about solid state drives. Made me go out and buy one (only one but the improvements have been well worth it). Thanks to the whole team. A lot of great content.

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Dave says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:13 am

Hands down, my favorite post was the teaser for “Coastal Brake”.
Honorable mention goes to each post where a new playlist is announced.
This site is like a legal drug for me.
Cheers!

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vesan says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:15 am

Graphic stuff is nice, but I’m really subscribing for the music posts. Have found and refound so much good music that I can’t really pick any favorite post.

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Marshall says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:16 am

Your take on the Playboy re-brand was great and insightful, but I also must add you post about the Mercury Program. I’ve been listening to them since ’04 and this was the first time I had ever heard anyone else talk about them. Very cool!

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StigC says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:22 am

Hey Scott and the rest of the crew.

It’s hard to decide on the best post this year, as there has been so many great ones.
I really liked the SSD Update posts and the other tech stuff. Also I’ve discovered a lot of great music thanks to you guys, and keep getting inspired by the design world, because of this blog.

Strangely enough I had a dream about hanging out with you, Scott, and Alex the other night. I know it was you because you were three meters tall and had beards – Alex was “only” two meters tall, though.
I can’t remember what we talked about.

Keep the good posts coming. :)

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Danny Yourd says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

I really love the posts where you share new music as well as your playlist. Very exciting to discover music that I probably would have not heard/found otherwise. Best.

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Courtney says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

I love everything about your blog. And I would love it even more if I won the CS4 suite.

Happy Holiday Season!

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Steven says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

I really liked the ‘Notcot ISO50 Giveaway + Process Article’ that was recently published. It’s so great to see some of the processes that go on in ISO50 and the attention to detail that goes into every piece. Thanks for sharing so much of your creative life with us!

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Goldrush says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:25 am

I don’t know if this happened in 2009, but your travelogue to Japan was one of my favorite series of posts. Your commentary on the culture and your experiences were super insightful and the photos were superb!

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Rob says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:27 am

The first post about the brands: dead, dying or defunct had a great ideas in the comments. It was definitely a nice way to think about what companies were around then and how they look now.

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torrans says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:30 am

While love all the music and design posts my favorite post this year has been the colour management post because it really helped me in one of my projects, and as a designer in general because i am new to working with proper printers.

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joseph says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:32 am

Favorite post of the year… tough call but I think the news of the Ghostly Discovery was my favorite. I love Ghostly International’s music and it’s a slick looking app.

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David Carron says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:33 am

Scott,

The most helpful article I found to be the “Genuine Fractals” posted some time ago. That plug-in was a great help to the images I wanted to make into large format prints.

Thanks!
-David

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Ryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:40 am

wow, what a generous giveaway!
i’m in… i’d like to say for one gift more than another, but i’d love em all! your prints are really special.

your Color Management: A Field Guide was my favorite post of ’09. it was very utilitarian and eye-opening.

cheers

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mg33 says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

I really liked the posts about your experience setting up the large-format Epson 9900 printer. I really don’t know much about stuff like this, but like many of you I’d kill to have a printer like that and the ability to print at that scale.

The calibration walk through was very interesting. I think it’s great that you’re able to do all this printing at home now.

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Jimmy Viola says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:43 am

Redesigning Playboy was definitely my favorite post this year. It’s informative and reminds me that great ideas aren’t always just sparked in a moment, but they have to be flushed out and really worked through. Excellent stuff

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craig says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:46 am

My favorite post was the one with the pictures of Scott’s studio set up for recording music.

I also enjoyed the SSD post eventhough I read this blog for the design and music posts.

Keep up the good work. I check the site everyday to see what is new.

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Lyndon says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:47 am

Favorite post? Name that Chair, Feb. 3. Love Dieter Rams, and that chair! Also, Univers LT Std 39 Thin Ultra Condensed is sweet! Awesome blog, I already own all of the Tycho mp3s! Someday you’ll come to the Northeast.

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BertZ says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

I really liked the Synth Pioneers Pt.4: Synth-Pop. It really got me watching the entire documentary on youtube.

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Joshua Brewer says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:51 am

Pretty sure its not fair that you makes such awesome art and such chill music. All joking aside, I seriously appreciate the impact you have made on many designers over the last few years. Keep it up!

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golukas says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hi there, so for the back purpose my fav post on 2009 is Dear Adobe: Layer Masks, I love the idea for “Dear Adobe”
Besides I love all posts related Scott art & Posters.
But one of my fav post, that catchingme in the blog, was on 2008 ups sorry I know is just 2009, but letme say this post was related to jakub music, when He posted some from aphex twin, “Alberto Balsam” song…fummm
great hollidays!
sorry my english. : )

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Maxime says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:53 am

I’d have to say quite simply that post just yesterday, where I got to hear for the first time that awesome Coastal Break…

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Bret Janak says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

I love the detailed reviews of your studio equipment, my favorite being the SSD performance post. Thanks for a great site that I visit 2-3 times a day, I really dig the music to work to.

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Alex / HeadUp says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

Man oh man I’m glad I made my pre-order on Coastal Brake Nov 23rd!

As if I could actually pick a favorite post on here. I guess aside from the obvious, my favorite may have been when Jakub posted up Washed Out, who is hands-down my pick for new musician of the year.

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Bobby says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

Favorite post… the one one from the other day about you finally releasing Coastal Break for sale. Always looking forward to your latest stuff!

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Christoph says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

My favorite post was: All of the Jaqueline S. Casey artworks. Since then, I have downloaded every single file from MIT. The Geigy-Stuff was amazing. Most of the music. And everything else, too. Keep up the great work!

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Kevin says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:05 am

i was a big fan of the “Obama Poster” post. great insight into your creative process and the process of working with a big client.

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Ben says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:06 am

Favorite post over the last year was the series / summary of alex’s work on the wes anderson film festival. Really great stuff, well considered with lots of discussion on where the ideas came from..

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greg says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:07 am

I’d have to pick the Color Management Field Guide as my favorite ISO50 post of 2009. The info provided within has proved quite useful in dealing with my Epson Photo R280 in my home studio. Thanks again!

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MárioM says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:08 am

my favorite post was the “Tycho Toronto Poster”, and thats because i love the final poster.

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Leo says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

Hi Scott,

Greetings !

My Favorite post for 2009 on ISO50 will definitely be ” Color Management: A Field Guide”. I think it was very useful to get an insight on such a complicated subject. Without color management no matter how brilliant an artist is, the output wouldn’t be mind-blowing as expected. Kudos on this project.

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Wilamagamid says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:14 am

My favorite post of 2009 was Scott’s entry from April 21st entitled “Graphic Design in Swiss Industry” because A) It helped me [re]discover some excellent works/designers and B) Scott was right in that they had us beat 30 years ago. I certainly felt like giving up after exploring similar books.

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Josh says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:14 am

Definitely “Artikulation” – Beamer’s post with the video that matched up Ligeti’s stunning composition with its visual map. That was a really intriguing piece and video.

Unfortunately I just ordered my copy of Coastal Brake through Ghostly last night.

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Matt Xavier says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

My favorite post was definitely: Studio Update: August 2009

I finally got to see inside the sonic workshop. :)

I just Fanned you on FB…even though I thought i already did that?

Happy Holidays!

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Alex says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:26 am

Lots of good posts but my favorite post, because it is so useful, was the Color Management guide you and Alex put together. I have that post bookmarked as reference.

Thanks for the wonderful year of design!

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Abe says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:27 am

I was blown away by the new Costal Brake designs. However, I was slightly disappointed that the main feature was not the waves, but of the girl. It’s a downer because it feels so cliche (even though the technique is anything but).

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Matt says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

Analog Visions and Scandinavian Logos were close runner ups, but my favorite had to be the Color Management Guide. Fantastic work!

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Phil says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

My favorite post was the one from March announcing you would be at F5. Little did I know then I would actually meet you and get to purchase some prints and get info on the 2 tutorials you did (one for computer arts the other available here).

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Matt says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:39 am

I liked the Playboy rebranding as well. It took me right back to school and made me long for the freedom in design that comes with being a student.

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Brian says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:39 am

I always look forward to every music post and the playlist releases. I spend more time listening to the playlists here than my own iTunes while at work. :)

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Matt says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

I love the incredible photography of “The World from Above” but I learned the most from the Color Management Guide.

So I go with CM Guide cause knowing is half the battle, right?

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Jay says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

It’s all about the studio updates for me. TYCHO puts me in another place, so it’s always fascinating to hear about your setup and process. On a recent note, I went and checked out an MPD18 after reading your October update (thanks to the veritable “gratuitous gear smut”)—a bargain indeed!

Thanks for everything.

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Julius says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

I always come here to listen to new (at least new to me) music I may like. And I always find something really great… So the greatest post to me was the Playlist No5 with Gold Panda, Burial/Four Tet and Casino versus Japan.

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ScottyO says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

I love all the computer posts. I only know the basics of my MAC, so I love hearing more detail about back up drives, and file management, as I am ALWAYS looking for better ways to keep my work safe.

Thanks for being a great daily blog, and a good distraction from work.

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Colin says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

Awesome.

I really dug the SSD breakdown. It’s inspired me to upgrade as soon as I can afford it!

Happy Holidays!

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Cornelius says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

100% the announcement of the Coastal Brake artwork. I immediately ordered a print and a signed copy of the artwork. Got the print mounted and it’s presently living life above my kitchen table. Beautiful stuff.

Aside from that pretty much every single one of Jacob’s music posts. We evidently have very similar tastes in music so I use ISO50 for inspiration.

Oh and the photography posts, have discovered alot of new photographers from Scott’s flickr hookups.

There is a reason ISO50 is my homepage. Great work guys, it is appreciated. :)

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callie says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

i loved seeing the final version of the “analog visions” poster (as pictured above)—i am simply dying to have that poster. i also liked reading alex’s posts about his school work, since i’m currently in design school.

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roostromo says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

I absolutely fell in love with Playlist #5. I think I frequented the site more often in that month than any other. The Playlists have been fantastic, and are a staple in my cubicle at work… the playlists + headphones makes for a very quick afternoon.

This has grown into not only a great blog, but the first one I check each day. The perfect balance between design and music.

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allison says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

I enjoyed the post on TCHO chocolate. It was definitely different and a little out there (since featuring packaging is a rarity on this blog), but it was interesting to see how closely the approach to its development related to your own design process and aesthetics.

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Pedro says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

Too many good posts to be able to tell which was my favorite; but one of my favorites – and one I remember being overwhelmed by – is the post of your pics in Tromsø, Norway. As if your design skills weren’t good enough, your eye for photography is superb.

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John S says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

Comment on this post making sure to include your email in the “email” field (will not be published) and let us know what your favorite post of 2009 was. This counts for one entry.

Oh man doesn’t count really as a blog post, but the Hansen V. Koxvold match on Layer Tennis was astounding. Favorite post would probably be those Japanese municipal flags

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Ryan Merrill says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:53 am

My favorite post is definitely the design magazine roundup you guys did a few months back.

Would be totally stoked if I won any of these prizes.

Keep up the good work, Scott & Co.

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caseyjon says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:53 am

oh. ooh. me. me! ….love your work! my favorite post of 2009 was the playboy redesign…very interesting!

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dinoriffic says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:53 am

Hands down, for me your color management guide was the most beneficial. I’m an “amateur” photographer and designer, and have been trying to figure out color management for a while now. Yours has been the most informative and straightforward guide. Props!

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Brandon Russell says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

I always love the music and photography posts. Always so much inspiration. It was also great to get some hands-on info about the ssd’s.

But, if I had to choose the single best post, I’d have to go with Color Management: A Field Guide.

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Kyle says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

Any of the posts that dealt with the progression of the Costal Brake track. Hearing about how you work and then finally hearing the final product and seeing it up on Pitchfork was really amazing. Congrats for that, your music deserves all the praise, really inspiring stuff.

Kyle

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Brett says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

I always enjoy the mp3s you guys post. I also really liked the post towards the beginning of the year about the old blank cassette tape inserts.

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John Helmuth says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

Its hard for me to pick a favorite since there are so many great things on the site that I feel like I’m constantly referring back to for inspiration on some of my work being that I’m a graphic design student. If I have to pick a favorite I feel like the post on Joaquim Nielsen’s connected process was most inspirational to me. The whole process he shows from sketch to print was amazing to see. There were so many good ideas he showed in his sketches. Its interesting to see how they pick certain designs over others by their own personal comments they put next to each thumbnail.

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mat says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

My favourite post of 2009 was Jakubs post on 09/01/09 which introduced me Washed Outs brilliant ‘feel it all around’ track. This was also the first post that showcased Lusine’s ‘Cirrus’ track from his new album… Two amazing tracks that led to me buying their LP’s, a record deck and spending all my hard earned cash on more and more vinyl…. Sweet!

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Pascal Nadeau says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:02 am

How is it possible to choose a post?!?! It would be easier to pick a post we didn’t like. I’m in an advertising agency in Canada and your post contribute to leverage the work of the creative people here. Keep up the good work guys.

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Ryan Le Roux says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

I really enjoyed the color calibration post. It’s so essential for designers to do this prior to doing any design work. So many times I’ve seen a good design go bad when the color comes out different.

I also really enjoy the audio posts. I find myself coming back to the Web site while I work just to listen to your play lists.

Keep’m comin!

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bonnie says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

my favorite blog entry? 8/18/09 – A Field Guide to Color Management. as a designer of printed materials, this is one of my biggest challenges. your tips were very helpful.

also, I loved your layer tennis matches—- your design blows me away. I’m impressed!

your green t-shirt with the deer is among my favorites. I gave one to my niece as well. according to her mom, she wears it almost too much!

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Shawn Holloway says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

My favorite post this year? This one! Free stuff is awesome. Believe it or not, I’d rather win the ISO merchandise. Thanks for the great blog. I frequent it many times a week.

Shawn

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Kjell-Roger says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

Abit hard to choose amongst many great posts this year, but to be abit patriotic towards my home country I loved your tromsø postcard. Foreigners always see and notice stuff we natives don’t. You where no exception.

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Brandon says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:10 am

My favorite posts are the ones relating to your process, Like the the Obama Poster process from 2008. However, so far this year, I have really liked the color management process. I look forward to more of these!

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Ivan says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:10 am

My favorite post of 2009 is definitely the post on the new Oberheim SEM (10/12/09). That really got me interested in synths. I think I’m going to be getting one in the near future.

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Christel says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hey!
My favorite post was Postcards from Tromso for the lovely pictures and I got some great tips on getting vintage looking pictures in PS. So thanks for that!
Happy holidays!

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Joshua Schnable says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:16 am

I’ve really enjoyed the vintage inspired photography links. The post on Jonathan Mutch is definitely one of my favorites, as he personally responded to it in the comments.

Thanks Scott, Jakub, Alex and Sam for all your hard work in making ISO50 such a nice place to visit on a daily basis.

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Jonathan says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

my favourite post was your postcard from Tromso, Norway. the Scandinavian countries have such natural beauty.

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Will Gan says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:24 am

I love your post for all of the photography subject. Recently like your post on the “The World from Above” on 11/11/09.

Kudos guys! Happy Holiday!!

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Brian C. says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:35 am

There were two that I enjoyed that involved vintage design.

“Book Worship” on 09/25 and “Classic Sci-Fi Covers” on 03/31

I find nearly every post on ISO50 to be informative and usable.

Thanks for everyone’s work.

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Junior says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:40 am

What post really made the rounds in the circles that I keep was, SSD PERFORMANCE HANDS ON 08/25/09.
As you know designers are always looking for better performance and your post was the tipping point in looking at upgrading to SSD.
The Fractails, Epson 9900 and Coastal Break posts kicked it as well. “Why America is fucked” with it’s Blippo Bold and Letra set rocked my sweet spot deep!

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Jason N. says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:41 am

Favorite post(s) are the ones on SSD performance in your MacBook. When the stock drive in mine starts to fail, I’m definitely jumping on the SSD bandwagon, and hopefully by them the prices will have come down a bit.

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Chris Stevens says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

One of my favorites was the Color management: A field guide article. I have NEVER found good information on the subject of color management until I came across that post. Thanks!

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Andy Goodner says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

hey im a freaking huge fan of ISO50 and Tycho. I also am a musician and graphic designer. Scott is one of my favorite designers. If you wanna see some of my stuff just check out my blogspot

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Joe C. says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

Hey Scott,

So hard to choose just one from 2009 – but one that really sticks out is the “Making of the Obama print.” I really enjoyed the process into the project, it really opened my eyes on how other designers approach things.

I also really enjoyed the “Color Management: A Field Guide.” Lots of good info in that post.

As always, many thanks for a great blog.

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David D says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

I can’t stop thinking about putting a SSD drive in my mac ever since you posted about your performance increase. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I will.

Also, I really enjoyed your show in Austin!

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Dan says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:59 am

My favorite post was “Color Management: A Field Guide”. It makes working with color for design easy even for the simple man.

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Eli says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

The rebranding of Playboy was definitely an interesting read. Taking the magazine back to it’s roots based on fine literary works and getting rid of the trashy girly pictures would be a tasteful step in the right direction.

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Noel says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

Awesome way to market this site and all that you have to offer, Scott.
My favorite post has to be Jakub’s about Jonsi & Alex, Al Usher edit, Mazzy Star and Thom Yorke. The Jonsi & Alex song has to be the most gentle thing to touch my ears since Brian Eno’s ‘An Ending (Ascent)’a and it’s probably on God’s pearly gates playlist.
I like how Jakub said his friends did backflips when they heard the Al Usher edit. It makes me like the slow jam that much more. And then ‘Fade into You’ is just a classic made for a late night in a log cabin.
I have to add that I love this site. Every post is so well thought out and I get the same feeling from the ISO50 prints and Tycho music. Keep up the good work
See you at the nyc show

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Dylan Higgins says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:11 am

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the chance to win some free merch!
My favorite post was “The World From Above.” The picture of the mountains in China was amazing!

Thanks,
Dylan Higgins

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Mark says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

The Alex Cornell desktop project for kitsune noir. A close 2nd are any of Jakub’s excellent music selections

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Christopher Meeks says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

Ah, all the readers come out of the woodwork!

I really enjoyed the Playboy rebranding post. It got an interesting debate going and it was refreshing to see another designers full process.

-Christopher Meeks

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Harley Turan says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

It’s super hard to pick just one post, but it would probably be the short post on vintage Sci-Fi book covers back at the start of the year, as some of the type spurred me on to create my own typeface.

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Jim Casey says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:26 am

I love the ISO50 Exclusive LPs — but I thought the Playboy rebranding article was just great. Great work.

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Jeff says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:29 am

It’s always interesting to get a peek into another designers mind, so anything that has to do with the process is always gold. The Film Festival project comes to mind, always very insightful stuff. Keep it up!

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Julian says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

Hey.
My favourite, or rather, most stand out post was the Dear Adobe, Layer Masks post – just because it’s something that I’d love to see implemented in PS.
Apart from that, I always love getting to see your newest designs and other designer showcases.

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Alexander says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:32 am

I really liked the post about the Scandinavian Logos as well,
spotted that some one mentioned it as well!

As i om from the Scandinavia as well, it really motivates me
to see people from around me!

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Jan-Hendrik Tepper says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:45 am

I loved that KEXP’s “Music That Matters” : Alex Ruder, because after reading that post. I listened to the Music of Balmorhea and seriously love their music now. I’m even starting to play the music on piano!!!

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Damion Schweizer says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:46 am

I would have to say my favorite posts are the playlists. I know it is more than one but the collections of music is amazing. I also enjoy the style of the playlist covers which I enjoy making myself. It gives you a feel for the sounds that you will be hearing in the playlist. Art and Music mesh very well so you get the best of both worlds.

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Jan-Hendrik Tepper says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:47 am

I loved that KEXP’s Music post, because after reading that post. I listened to the Music of Balmorhea and seriously love their music now. I’m even starting to play the music on piano!!!

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alex says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:47 am

I dig up the philipp schaerer post on a regular basis to either explain design intent to client or collaborators. the images walk the line of haunting and beautiful like nothing else I’ve seen.

the ssd posts are also helping me pick out my next laptop. those are great as well.

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Matt Davis says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

Awesome prizes.

My Favorite post was the Perk Bros. letterpress post. I live in Nashville and have never heard of him or seen his work. That’s why your blog remains to be my main source for design inspiration.

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Ben says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

My favorite post was the new single on Pitchfork posted yesterday. I was really happy to finally hear the whole track.

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ldtn says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:58 am

I could mention a lot of “iso50 schooled me” posts, but I’ll go with the Mark Weaver post you did back in April. Love his work. Would love to add another print to the collection!

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Dan says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Scott, I really loved your open letter to Adobe about layer masks. For such a large company you’d really think they could make better strides in stuff like this. The good news is that they sometimes listen to the users and implement changes, so we might see something happen in the future.

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Laurence Henriquez says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

This site is awesome and only found it by chance through an mp3 aggregate site whilst looking for some Freddie Hubbard and every since Ive been hooked. I Would say despite the large number of posts I found interesting, the one that stood out the most for me was SYNTH PIONEERS. It always amazes me how awesome the BBC is… providing such a cultural service by documenting the history of synth-pop. I only wish PBS or American television was so cool!

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Tiger says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Too many favorite posts. Top 3.

-Synth Pioneers part 1 and 2

-Mastering Tycho

-Jakub’s Music Posts

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tyson faa says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm

“Color Management: A Field Guide” was definitely my favorite post of 2009. However, the recent post about your new Epson9900 was incredibly inspiring for me as I recieved a new understanding of the effort that goes into your work after it is well past the the computer monitor development stages. -tys

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Matt says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I think I’d have to say the Burial + Four Tet post was my favorite because I love both artists.

The music post with Thom Yorke and Jonsi from Sigur Ros was another favorite for the same reasons

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Jack says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Linda Aldredge’s Treehouse and Michael Pollan’s Writing House and the Draplin Project post. Word.

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Nilas says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

The best post of 2009 was the post about your new Epson printer. But really every post but expecially the ones about how you work, “behind the scenes posts” :)

But every post is worth mentioning, you guys where the ones who really introduced me på Four Tet and Burial.

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Ian P says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

It’s hard to pick one post, but one of my favorites was Dear Adobe: Layer Masks. Also, the post about Tom Balchin sticks in my head.

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Sean Forsythe says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I’ve been reading this blog everyday for a couple of years and trying to pick one out is really difficult. But the first one that comes to mind is the post with Ira Glas on the creative process. As a young designer still finding his style and niche in the vast world of graphic design, it was truly inspiring.

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Ryan M says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I like the rare post where Scott gives some insight into his music studio setup. On the graphic side: Anything process driven. Im always curious to learn how other people get from beginning to end (if there really is one), and what tools they use to do so. As an artist who also dwells in both the visual and aural worlds, this blog is the perfect way to start my day!

Cheers!

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Crispy says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Hey hey hey! The color management field guide post was one of the best blog posts from all blogs that I follow in 2009. Keep up the splendid work! :)

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Caspian says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Best post, for me was the most useful one. The one about colour management you did. Very helpful indeed.
Happy Christmas, and all the best for next year.

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David Zulaica says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

While I can’t quite pick one single post, I’d have to say that my favorite posts are the ones that revolve around typography, branding, and the creative process.

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Nicholas says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

What a great year – My favorite post was the introduction of the artwork for Coastal Break. Amazing work, period.

Also, big ups to Alex this year – he stepped it up with his contributions – awesome content.

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Kyle says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

To be honest, my favorite post was your “Vacation!”. Just the photo enough made me want to go to Mexico. I’m planning on going with some people early next year thanks to that post.

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Samm says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Best part of 2009, when i got my first design internship! I now work there!
So good, and so many doors have opened. I love it.

Thanks for the post by the way, it an awesome chance for the ISO50 readers.

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elena says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

My fave post was the one where you announced your show in Seattle :) Cuz then I got to meet you. Corny, yes. I would totally love to win the CS4, for my sister who is a design student. Keep up the awesome work Scott!

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bryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Loved the post about the vintage film titles. Just the idea of great intro graphics compiled over and with fantastic retro film makes makes me want to jump into the motion field.

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michael j. says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I’ve enjoyed the process posts and studio update posts the most because I find that no matter what your style or type of art/design/music you’re into, those posts are inspiring and useful to all. The color calibration post was super handy and helped me out a lot.

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Joe Clay says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I think my favorite post of 2009 was Dear Adobe. I’d been wanting to do something similar for quite some time but never got around to it—that and nobody would listen to me at this point. :)

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Seth says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

My favorite post was the recent (11/28/09) post where you describe the process you go through. I always find it interesting in learning how other professionals get to where they are going. Keep up the good work.

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Eric says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm

my fave post of the year was the Color Settings and Management tutorial post. extremely helpful. thanks!

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Chris says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm

My favorite post was also the Non-Format interview. But I also liked the layer tennis match because it was cool to see what came of little time.

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EricGray says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I was really inspired by the NEWWORK Magazine post. Those spreads helped me through a rough project.

Site is amazing, dont change a thing!

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Carlos Ruiz says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

My favorite post was the re-brand of Playboy. I was completely captivated. The thought process was amazing. The thinking and reinventing of the brand had far and wide jarring cultural implications (as in American culture, if it actually has a ‘culture’ other than spend money). The jarring effect was noticeable in the reader comments. “No nudity in a Playboy!?” It was forcing people re-think what exactly a “Gentleman’s magazine” could be (and realize what it used to be). It could even have further reaching effects in creating a sub-genre of gentleman that was actually of substance, rather than “about substances”. As ever, keep up the great work.

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Nick says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I think your multiple posts chronicling your bouncing from windows to mac and back. I am a designer that has always been on the PC platform and never had issue with it. Apples make for tempting wishlists, but it was good to see someone look at the differences and go with what worked.

To be fair, i may have lost track so you could be a mac user full on now, which is cool to me as well. You found what works best… now if they would bring Sonar to Mac and Logic to Windows. =)

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Lydia says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I loved that Ira Glass interview video you posted. I’ve told other design friends about it and it’s been a real uplifting soundbyte for us young designers! :)

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Steph says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Loved the post with the clip from Hard Ticket to Hawaii. I’ve shown that to so many people. It makes them think I am an interesting and hilarious person.

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Michiel Reuvecamp says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Love your process posts – showing the printing process of your posters, and just the general new designs that you come up with. Always inspirational.

In particular this post Iso50 giveaway process article as well as your article on Japanese municipal flags.

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ComradeWinston says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

i was a huge fan of the monster truck tilt-shift video posted. it made me a fan of my robot friend as well as got me shooting for fun again.

you make me cooler.

thanks a ton.

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Jad Limcaco says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Great! You guys are so awesome!

That new CS4 will go great with the new iMac that I’m buying for Christmas.

My favorite post of 2009 was the Swisscom Rebranding. That was an excellent post!

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Aaron Obrien says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

My favorite post was when you got your custom embosser, I was about to place in order with the company when my cc balance popped into my head. Either way, the results you get with an embosser is just amazing.

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Iggy says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Without doubt the announcement of the new Tycho Coastal Brake 12″ release. That track is just amazing. I’ve been listening to Tycho music for as long as I can remember my short life.

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Ryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I liked the Tromsø postcard. I’ve only been living here a few months, and so it was interesting to see it through the eyes of someone only here for a short visit. All of the photos chosen in that post were things and places I have not yet seen. It inspires me to get out there and see what I can do to make my own postcards for the upcoming holidays. Thanks!

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Chris Martin says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I digged the “Dear Adobe #1″. Now please change the background of the blog to a brown or something. the black and light text hurts my eyes and in order to read the post’s, I copy all the text and paste it into text edit.

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Will says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I found ‘Color Management: A Field Guide’ to be very useful.

Great work on the blog btw. Great range of topics, and extremely inspirational.

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Wes says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I really liked watching the setup and learning about the features of the new printer. Although you always have something exciting going on. I LOVE your work and your posters look perfect in my apartment!

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Mark.O. says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I enjoyed the the SSD article. It’s was a very informative article I tend to revisit for my purchase for my MBP.
Overall your site & work are amazing.

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Sara Reid says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I look forward to reading your new posts, and I especially enjoy listening to your playlists. Thanks for sharing so much. Coastal Brake is fantastic.

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Seth says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

well, my favorite post might be this one… great idea! but I’ll go with the Playboy redesign, no necessarily for the post itself as much as the conversation it started. Thanks for that.

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Josh says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

The post(s) about the campaign poster you did for Obama was really inspirational. The music updates you do (not really posts) are super cool for discovering new tunes. Thanks.

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Aaron TW says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Really enjoyed the first ‘nocturne’ process post…very cool, and esp the extra details revealed about your process in the comments.

cheers!
A

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seb says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

There were a lot of really goods articles. but if I have to pick one it would be: The Color Management Guide. Extremely useful!

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Sean Zimmerman says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I liked the discussion on sketching that was done back in October. Back when I was in school, we had to have a notebook with us at all times. Sketching is a process that happens anywhere at anytime and it has stuck with me for awhile, though there are times I go straight to the computer. Depends on the amount of time I have on the project, I guess. This is just one that I like, but there are definitely others that I like. Keep up the good work and can’t wait for the latest release of Tycho!

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Jonathan says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I absolutely loved the Color Management post. There are always great visuals on this site but it’s nice to see a good instruction or guide from a staff like this. Thanks ya’ll!

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Aaron Kasdan says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm

FavPost: I’ve probably listened to that Animal Collective cover of Ratatat for a total of 30hrs of my life since you posted it. Just one of many post I have to come back to for some real quality tunes.

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Kat says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Design magazine overview was my favorite post. I love reading and in the design industry you have to be on top of news. Definitely helpful post. Thank you

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Jay Gray says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:20 pm

My favorite post by far of 2009 was the Periodic Tables for Designers post on March 16th, 2009!

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marisa says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I’m always impressed with ISO50′s posts on process. Whether it’s how Alex goes about his projects, how Scott prints his posters or how to manage color, I love it all. I don’t think there is enough talk about process; the hardships and the successes. I can drool over the artwork posted on here all day, but the stories are what I take with me to discuss with my coworkers, my peers and propel my own work. Thanks for that. Keep up the good work!

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Frédéric Garneau says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I think my favorite post is the iso50 freeworkshop because, i would like to be there but it was so far away from home. There so much beautiful illustration and pictures, but i choose that one.

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James says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I really enjoy the making of / behind the scenes type material. I liked following along with the creation of the analog visions.

cheers!

twitter.com/friedpixels

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Luis says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Have been a fan of your work for quite a while, your posters, your music and the compilations, my favorite post so far has been playlist # 3, or whichever had the Skalpel song.

Rock on!

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Pat says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Your personal work, the Analog Visions poster and other works, have been fantastic. But the post that really got me excited a little while ago was the Scandinavian Logos post, there was just something about the shapes and their simple and elegant composition that got me. Plus I agree about the texture of the ink and paper really giving them life, as opposed to the flat, uniform shades that computer graphics tend to.

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PrinceJellyfish says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I would have to say Helvetica vs Arial was my favourite post recently, nothing puts the pizazz back into life like a good typeface.

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Adam Garcia says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:33 pm

One of my favorite post of the year was your blog about user interfaces, very interesting! I have a majority of your prints hanging in my home. Keep up the amazing work. :)

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Eric Seanor says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Not the most entertaining/visually stunning, but my favorite post was the Color Management post. Super helpful!

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Nathan says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Favorite post? Well, since I’m new to the blog I would have to say my immediate favorite is Nov. 29 post about The Mercury Program…that put me on to a sweet new band to follow. I picked up the album based on the cool-as cover art. Fantastic, fantastic stuff. Quite frankly I’m blown away by the entire site.

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Joseph K says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Odd, considering I it’s the designporn and the music tips that keeps me coming back every day, but it wasn’t till I read your colour management guide that I really got hooked in. Followed it up with all your posts on SSDs, and even the music tech posts had my attention, despite this being an area I know very little about.
It was the colour management post that made me sit up straight, though. Hope to see more like that in the future. (buried amongst the usual good stuff, of course)

Cheers.

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Fran McDonald says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Hey! I only discovered ISO50 days before my 21st birthday in June. I was rooting around for music to play at my houseparty, and happened to stumble upon the post Wisp – The Shimmering Hour the night before. I fell in love with Wisp and ISO50 that night!
I now regularly check to see any posts on your artist picks as my taste is on par with the blogs! I proudly hand Northern Lights above my bed while I listen to the sweet sweet sound of Wisp haha.
Thank you!
Fran xx

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Colin Parrish says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I loved the post where you described the process for making the Obama campaign posters. I would also love this collection.

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Joachim says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I have not followed you since the very birth of the blog, but I would say your olympic logos reached my attention quite a bit, although above that,
the ´tycho coastal brake pre-order´ is what i would elevate most, because it´s the sum of the beauty of your inspiration, what you end up doing, and as such , the very balanced harmony of design and music. natural elegance!

best,

Joachi

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jan georg says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm

i`d really love the post about the iphone apps from erik pettersson . so amazing. and the poladroid app.

thanks for your work the whole year.

greets from berlin germany

jan

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Lynne P says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

The software would be fantastic but I have my eye on the “One ISO50 Studio Giclee print of Choice” (although that would be an extremely tough choice to narrow down!)

I’ve been a huge fan for many years since my college days appearing in Computer Arts. The magazine’s are framed and I still have my Pbs/Kae playing in the background during brainstorming sessions :P Thanks

P.S.
The “Color Management: A Field Guide” was great too x :D

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Levi Figueira says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Well, I really loved your posts on your SSD experiences (major geek points, sir) but I was blown away by your recent post, “The World From Above”. It literally made my jaw drop in pure awe of the amazing beauty contained in our “blue pale dot”. :)

Happy Holidays! ;)

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Jerome Dahdah says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

The SSD post was immensely helpful and dangerously contagious. You had me checking out retail prices for the next two weeks! Luckily, I managed to get out of that vicious circle and invest in more photo gear instead. ;)

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Landon says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I like all of your posts, but the Arial vs. Helvetica one was so enlightening. It finally explained my gut distaste for Arial. Also, did you mention earlier that you can also sign up for your newsletter for an entry?

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Wayne D. says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Scott, my favorite post this year was by far the one about setting up the Epson large format printer. I’ve been using one recently and love it. Thank you very much for the constant inspiration.

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Rico B. says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Being a bit of a studio boffin myself, I appreciated the post on revamping your studio. (Any new pics?) Hopefully you’ll play here in Seattle again before Decibel 2010.

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Davo says:

December 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Thanks!

Easily the best post for me was the ISO50 Music Exclusive: FREE MP3 EP PART II!

Hope you have a great 2010!

D.

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David says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I think the post concerning the the re-branding of Playboy and the ‘controversy’ that it caused. I’m a student myself and most student designers seem to be their own worst enemies but Alex seems pretty level headed and far too talented to be effected by the endless ‘appropriate’ or ‘inappropriate’ comments, it inspires me to have faith in my own work and keep moving forward, after all design is a process and the process should be embraced.

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Heath Flohre says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

It was great to read about your setup for producing and sending your one of a kind prints.

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Helena Koursou says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm

It is really hard to choose one post off of your favorite blog. I really enjoyed reading the design process details, not to mention the inspiring and expressing music by jakub and the interesting artwork alex has been discovering and sharing. most of all, i think the dear adobe article series and the TCHO chocolates got me. these layers mmm.

but i’d vote for the dear adobe one because it shows a deal of your technique and stuff and helps to improve.

thanks a lot for doing this contest! i only didn’t buy anything yet besides twitter and facebook, but i hope to do so soon this month :)

all best
x

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DB says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I don’t know which post was the best, because I don’t visit this site, but Scott Hansen is THE MAN!

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Nick Mandara says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm

My favorite was the review of the solid state harddrives. I have been looking to add one to my Unibody and after reading the post Im just that much closer. Its nice to hear a solid review from a fellow designer because they help explain a little bit better how it will help me out much more.

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Phillip T says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Hello, my favorite post was your “Dear Adobe” about Photoshop masking. Its good to see your opinion (being someone who uses Photoshop a lot) on the matter, and was a good read.

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Jack says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I really enjoyed the post ‘Ira Glass on the Creative Process’ – definitely helped me put things into perspective in terms of my own book.

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Dylon says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

My favorite post was the first one I saw when i recently stumbled across this site. The ISO50 Playlist 6 cover caught my eye and Ive wrecked my work efficiency everyday since checking all the inspiring prints and designs.

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nick says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

probably the return from tromsø post (photogs + royksopp love) or the playboy rebrand. too close to call, methinks.

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ron says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

the one talking about the genuine fractals scaling plugin for photoshop. never heard of it and the post was timed perfectly for a job at work.

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Matt Propst says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Scott,

Great year. I’d say my favorite post was SSD + RAID = Photoshop Performance. I’d say my reasoning is that I may not be a true graphic designer, but as a web developer and Flash developer the post was just as important. Also I liked reading about SSD and RAID on a non-tech specific blog. My reaction to that was “cool, more than the nerdy guys are getting into SSD and RAID”. Also had another favorite, not sure if there was a post to accompany this, but the back to school or fall sale you had got me into the iso50 shop and i picked up a poster and a t-shirt. Keep up the great work!

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nielsbot says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Well.. hard to decide between the non-format interview (thanks for pointing those guys out!) and the aerial photography post.. (the photo of the chinese rapeseed fields was Amazing) Ok. done gushing.

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Mats says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I had a great time seeing you over in Tromsø, Norway and I’m having a hard time picking one favorite post over another. You’re a great inspiration, both visually and musically. I of course enjoyed reading about your time here in Norway, though!

Didn’t have the opportunity to buy a t-shirt when you visited Tromsø. And I would very much like one!

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Marcelo Baldin says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm

My favorite one was about Omega Code, since it is directly related to me, but not only because of that. It brought a discussion about Michal Paul Youngs work and about crowd source. Very interesting.

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joe says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Really love all of the design process and photography ones – but to pick one – perhaps the unveiling of the Tycho Coastal Brake art.

(Funny related story: the first time I listened to Coastal Brake, I kept hearing a bad Moby song faintly in the background and thought you had sampled it in, which made me sad. when the song ended I could still hear the Moby song… turns out it was playing in my itunes softly. what a relief! restarted Coastal Brake for a proper first listen.)

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wreck james says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

My favorite was ‘re-branding Playboy’; it reminded me that digital artists actually draw stuff first instead of just jumping right into Illustrator or etc… Second fav was old science fiction pulp covers, brought me back to when i was 10 years old and trying to avoid other kids by sticking my face in The Stars My Destination.

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RAMON says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm

My favourite post was “ISO50 DESIGN TUTORIAL #1″!
It’s always a pleasure to learn something new from people like you. :)
Hope you post more tutorials…

Thanks for the oportunity!
Great goodies :P

Keep on rockin’!!!

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Joe says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I enjoy the posts that look back on designers and design trends of the past. A few that stand out are:

1970’s Russian Posters
Munich ’72
Oil Company Maps

Thanks for the great blogging!

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Yu Lien says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

hard to pick one, but postcard: tromsø is probably my latest favorite post. love those photos. also, the first thing i sense from these photos IS the typography. i think 2 reasons: 1) the letter ‘ø’ really add something to it and 2) your great eye in photography make things pretty? hahah!

anyway, never really comment on your post but always been inspired. hopefully one day i can do work like yours, or better! *smile*

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Michelle says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

It’s so hard to choose just one, as all of the posts are great. I think a few of my favorites were:

Omega Code
Art of Title Sequence
Helvetica vs. Arial
Best of Ts
Loworks

I look forward to many more great posts! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

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d|| says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Flying Lotus – Live At Plastic People
Jakub

I was already veering into sense of self…in my life, fashion, as well as music. Music has been significant part of my life in 09′; it has taken me into new heights and perspectives in the way I think, talk, write, observe and listen. Listening to Kode9 – 9 Samurai and Level Nine(Mala) and Flying Lotus – The Only Choice(Martyn) and Overnight(Hudson Mohawke) was like what Oprah calls her Aha! moment to me (forgive me for the Oprah quotation).
I remember when I first listened to it…I think I Just had received my iPhone…and in an earlier post, Scott talked about Shazam…I started trying to send and analyze each music excerpt. I’m now forever inspired…looking to ISO50 for music and design. This is the post that made me a fan of Flying Lotus and has simply just sent me into stratosphere of music.

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Sebastien says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I have to say I like a lot of things, but the one that comes to me right away is the one called: Classic Sci-Fi Covers.
It got me in my boxes of old book that I forgot about.

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Jessica says:

December 2, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I liked the TCHO “How Do You Build a Chocolate Brand” article and video. It was neat because you don’t often pay attention to the packaging of the snack you are eating.

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Christof says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hmmm… I apologize if I have posted multiple comments in this section. I have been unable to view my comments after posting them, so I tried posting them again, to no avail (I still cannot see my comment in the feed after it has been posted).

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David says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I like very much article Nitsche: Convair 880 Poster. Nice Holidays to you too. :) With or without giveaways. :)

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Blake Barton says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:12 pm

My favorite post was the Typographische Monatsblätter on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Why? Because all of those square compositions remind me of Huey Lewis & The News.

…Their hit “It’s Hip To Be Square” comes to mind.

Your are progressing design Scott.

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patrick says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm

As a casual reader of the blog what comes to mind is the post you wrote on naming bands/brands/companies and the story about how your mom and you came up with the same exact name independently of each other on the same day. It was a cute little story.

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Shawn Hazen says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Well, I WOULD say the one where you picked up something from my blog, but I ain’t here to self-promote…

I really liked the Chad Hagen one. I found myself returning to that again and again. And I always like seeing the new Tycho stuff.

Thanks. Keep it up.

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schroeder says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm

so many to choose from…however I’d have to say that my favorite post (although really a string of posts) was back in February about the whole Shepard Fairey appropriation ‘scandal’. Specifically the ‘AP sues Shepard Fairey’ post. Ended up discussing this at length in our weekly design/beer/chat meeting.

Were many, many more that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed but I think that one led to the most discussion in the ‘real’ world for me.

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CyrusTW says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Anything and everything to do with Tycho releases, and the reblog of revitalizing a brand (playboy). I don’t even design but it got the creative gears in my head turning.

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Adam says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Sorry if this is a double post! I can’t see that my comment made it in, so:

My favorite post was the Non-Format interview. Inspiring.

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Jorge Novoa says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Hey I love the cover work you did for Playlist 6. I love the simple, clean and effective composition you did when you chopped up the sail boat.

Thanks!

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Kimon says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

My favorite post was when you described and reviewed about the Cargo Collective hosting and community. Utterly convinced, I eventually hosted my new personal site on it.

Keep up the good work Scott!

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Overshadowed says:

December 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

The SSD RAID one was pretty epic but I have to say your paper embosser post was my favorite, cuz that’s just something I knew nothing of and that was really a interesting read.

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Sean says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I found the “Thank You Toronto” post to be one of my favorite. I really enjoy seeing a glimpse of your art on display, as it is really fantastic work. The presentation looked great, and I was happy to see your art being displayed in a gallery setting. Hopefully, this allows people of all different personalities to be exposed to the great art. I only wish I could have been there…

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Ryan says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I loved the Emil Ruder covers Posted Sept 30th, 2009…..”Typographische Monatsblätter”. Love typography!

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Jeff says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Ok these posters are sweet! Would be happy just to win one of those!! But a copy of CS4 on top??! Epic!

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Jason Apostol says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I really enjoyed the post referring to Ira Glass’ talk of creativity. Very inspiring!

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Andy Wilkinson says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I was a big fan of the post about rebranding Playboy, in fact that (along with the work in your portfolio – love the style) was what spurred me to subscribe in the first place.

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Andre says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm

The post detailing the creation of the Analog Visions poster was brilliant. It’s great to get a look inside your process when creating such amazing work!

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Bobby Chombo says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm

My favourite post this year would have to be either the Burial/FourTet post, which was my introduction to iso50, or the ISO50 Music Exclusive: FREE MP3 EP PART III post for the addled edit of Rhubard, one of my favourite ambient tracks of all time, and an absolutely smashing rework. Big shout out to Jakub; you’ve really enriched my listening over the past months.

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David Lantz says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Found this via pitchfork. Liked his music and just found out about this blog/site. Love the artwork as well.

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Tim says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Alex’s post(s) about the faux Wes Anderson festival were very inspirational. His contributions in general make me want to go to grad school!.

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JP says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Man, This is a tough decision! Between all the artist posts, music samples, and revealed photoshop techniques, this took some time to reflect… I regularly spend hours at the computer searching for new music and this blog never fails. Some highlight songs that I am in love with now thanks to the site are… Venice (Tom Croose city of water edit), A New Error (Moderate), Long Promised (Bullion), Pylonesque (Christ), When I’m (Phantogram)… The list seriously goes on and on. I have also been turned on by lots of visual artists thanks to the blog… Carlo Van de Roer, Neil Krug, J Bennett Fitts, Kalle Gustafsson, Todd Hido. But out of all the musicians and artists that you have turned me on to, my favorite posts were the two of Cristina Couceiro. I am absolutely in love with her work and am grateful you guys exposed her work to me. The nostalgic photos she uses as well as color choice and composition blow me away. Her work is very simple but still very original which is a goal I strive for in creating my own art.

Although, I am anticipating a pretty sweet post on Dec 8th 2009 announcing the release of the Coast Brake album! :)

Sincerely,
J.P.

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espy says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Color Management, SSD and Windows Server 2008 were all good, but the one that really stuck with me was the music post from March 12th, with the Marumari track in it. I downloaded his free EP and hunted down several of his records on Discogs and bought them from all over Europe. It’s wonderful music that I still listen to a lot, both in digital form while I’m working and on vinyl when I’ve got guests or need to relax. So while many other posts were useful, informative or briefly entertaining, that particular one has provided me with lasting joy. Thanks for that.

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ROETHKE says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:57 pm

I loved the design tutorial you posted not too long ago! Any look into the creative process, especially to an artist I love, is incredibly fulfilling and fascinating. Thanks Scott, I love your blog!

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Scott says:

December 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Love the recommended music posts. The grain edit interview and any post involving Scott and Alex’s design process is truly inspiring.

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waylan says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:09 pm

are you effing kidding me. 575 comments. that’s like Techspots giveaway of an ATI board + other goodies garnering the same. finally all the subscribers come out the woodwork ahha.

one of my favorite (that i can just come off the top of my head), was the recent Audion video post that featured visualizations atop mind grating.

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Jorgen Jensen says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Scott – I’d have to say ONE of my favorite posts this year was on the Scandinavian Logos – I’ve spent a great deal of time studying danish design and love some of the images that you came across, especially the Royal Copenhagen logo.

jorgenjens@gmail.com

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REUBER1 says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Well, I figure now would be a good of a time as any to post!

I have to say that the Ira Glass post on the creativity process really hit me at the right time. I find that is something every creative professional, regardless of their field of choice, should watch. Multiple times. Commit to memory. That has inspired me to start getting to work on my own material, and someday would love to be doing the freelance thing myself.

In general though, I’m a big fan of the music recommendation posts, gives me new material to check out to help me chug through my workdays, and I also enjoy reading any music production posts even though this is the ISO50 blog. Music is something I’ve always wanted to get into, something to pursue as a hobby myself on the side of doing design.

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Jon says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

My favorite post were the one’s Alex had about his Wes Anderson film festival project. This is by far the most interesting and inspiring blog I follow.

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Craig says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I really like the post about the show(s) in Toronto, I never would have known, come out too support, or had such a great time if you hadn’t posted the event!

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Nick says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

The post about the 1972 NY Transit Map is a very interesting read. And gets more interesting when you dive into the numerous links in the post. Inspiring blog!

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John says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I really liked the Playboy rebranding post. I like how it shows a creative process as it unfolds.

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Brady says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm

The content of Typographische Monatsblätter in the recent typography theme posts is beautiful. really enjoyed researching what was covered in that. thanks!

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Jay Williams says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I think you’ve hit a new comment record for your blog, Scott! Not sure why the comment comment I posted this morning hasn’t shown up though, maybe it’s stuck in some spam filter.

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Max Rothenberg says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

My favorite post was the Coastal Break preview, still listening to the preview everyday until i get my vinyl, its just that good.

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Rachelle says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Enjoyed your post about the Toronto ISO50 show… I was there with a few friends and it was really inspiring to see your work in person.

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Jeff McCallister says:

December 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm

My favorite post was the one that included a photograph of a VW Van parked in front of some beautiful mountain scenery. It had such great depth and it inspired me to do a charcoal sketch (of the photograph). Man I hope I win!

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Lukas Cheung says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

my favourite post was the non format interview.
also the post about the toronto show i guess… which is how i heard about / attended the show.

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Clint says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Easily the best post is the “arc lab+oval+quiet village”
that oval track has revolutionized the way i listen to music while editing

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Tim Cheneval says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Fave post was most deffinitely “snatch the gravy up!” that video was hillarious!! that dood also had the most perfect beard ive ever seen…

im a graphic designer, so i also enjoyed the post where you showed your new toy, the signature press. i thought that added a nice and subtle touch to your pieces to have your signature pressed into your work.

keep up the awsome work!

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Russell says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Big fan of your work and blog. The posts which describe your process as well as the guide to color calibration were really insightful!

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Keith says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm

its hard to pick one…the announcement for Coastal Brake got me real excited…looking at the cover art and listening to the Lusine remix on Ghostly Discovery has really helped me get through this last month…cant wait to get the vinyl in the mail…that being said, there were plenty of awesome posts this year…keep up the good work…

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pam golafshar says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Yeah, I don’t have just one favorite! But I especially love the posts with music mixes (always looking for new music), and the ones with pictures of the new studio. It’s great to see the spaces where other designers work, and it’s not a common opportunity.

This blog (and Scott’s work) is a regular source of inspiration for me. Thanks, guys, and keep it up.

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Scott Metzger says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:24 pm

The post for pre-order of Coastal Brake on Vinyl was great. Releasing on wax makes for a superb listening experience. Collecting your tracks on vinyl sit right next to my BOC.

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austin says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

I really enjoyed the break down on SSD’s. I think I’ve read it half a dozen times while debating back and forth whether or not to put money down on one.

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Nick de Jardine says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Definitely the Coastal Brake Vinyl sneak-peek post. An amazing record sleeve and inspiration.

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mike w says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Favorite post of 09: The Color Management Field Guide

Runner ups include: Notcot Process, Tromso Photos, Alex’s Cargo Collective post, Backing It Up, Alex’s Design Magazine Overview, & SDD+RAID Performance

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Drew says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I, like a few others, really liked the post of the 10/GUI. I’m a huge tech person. Heck, I’m going into college next year for computer engineering! Soooo That being said, wouldn’t mind a copy of CS4! Heck! I wouldn’t mind everything! :)

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andrew says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I have had many, many, many favorite posts however, the one that immediately came to mind was the ‘Pan Am’ re brand post. I nerd out at the hint of anything that deals with the identity and branding of commercial aviation. I am way into airport culture too. When you posted the shot of Norway from the window of your SAS flight I had three awesome inspirational outlets satisfied; love of travel, commercial airliners, and of course the ISO50/Tycho connection. (This is not a double answer… my official response is ‘Pan Am rebrand’

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Tom says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm

By FAR my favorite post was the one regarding Scandinavian Logos. I’ve often found myself looking for Scandinavian design inspiration, so it was a bright day to see your post on the subject.

Thanks for that.

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Christopher Wilson says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm

My favorite post was the Alex’s typeface/font post. It inspired me to get rid of junk.

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Hugh Labusohr says:

December 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I wish I had something enlightening to say but all I’ve got to offer is an expression of gratitude for the new Tycho disc – just finished checking it out on Pitchfork and cmd-tabbed to my xmas list in taskpaper to add the new tycho disc to the section of my list entitled “miscellaneous miniature delights”. Just got over a cold and got some work to crank out and made my way to iso50 to pop on your playlist and was delighted to see the giveaway. Thanks for being a post-thanksgiving cornucopia of goodness. Now I’m off to check the iso50 store to find some xmas gift ideas. I haven’t been around to read any stuff from the past month but I feel fairly confident that my choice for favorite post(s) wouln’t change: I loved the series of posts about the super-gargantuan printer. It was hella cool watching the video of the test-run and the stuff about the ‘stamper’ that you use on your prints…which just reminded me of another thing to add to my xmas list.

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Spencer says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

“Tycho – Coastal Brake Preview” was my favorite post (artwork) of the year because it defined a new shift in iso50 designs. The design was so fresh and original–just down-right beautiful. It was definitely a precursor to the work that followed it: Analog Visions, and the Toronto poster (two amazing pieces).

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Nate Moore says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Personally I love your blog, and have been following your work since before I knew what graphic design was. I can’t choose a favorite post of 2009, but I really love the nostalgia and vintage design posts that you do. Seeing the way past designers have influenced the way things are created today is really something I’m very interested in, and since I had to drop out of art school this is one source of education for me as a young designer. Thanks so much for being so committed to updating with great content, I greatly appreciate it!

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doc says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

dear god man, having to pick a favorite post is hard, seeing all of the ghostly 10 year posters inspired us to make it out to the Detroit show which nearly had me in tears. There was also a great post by sam about an old amusement park gone by the wayside which reminded me of my dad stories of steeplechase. good stuff as always. keep on with the fantastic designs in all art forms.

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Benjamin says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Color Management: A Field Guide
It was the perfect timing because I was going through some printing & color managing issues, and you really came through for me.
Thanks so much for one of my favorite blogs of all time!
Come to Chicago again for Tycho and I’d love to see/hear the show.

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Zach says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I really enjoyed the Article On the visual acoustics on julius shulman. i actually have it printed out on my corkboad (that broke, but getting fixed) the houses just totally caught my eye and they just look so damn cool. but other than that any dark contrasting colors used any where on this blog or anywhere just captured me. and now me and my friend will see like a group of trees or something simple in a movie and be like, thats like something tycho-ish, but yeah. word.

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Kostandinos Baltzoglou says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

So many to choose from, but the post on Khoi Vinh / Design Criticism was one of the most important from any blog this year. I’d like to see more designers/bloggers talk about this in the future, so I’m glad that you and Khoi addressed it. I think your post helped to shine a bigger light on the topic and point people over to Khoi who may not have know of him prior to your post. Kudos!

A few other faves of mine:
02. The Golden Ratio: Myth or Magic (I’m a fan of the Golden Ratio)
03. Paper Embosser (reminded me how much I want one)
04. Epson 9900 video (I also have an R1800 and am looking to upgrade in the future. I can relate on the cost of the ink cartridges. I buy all my inks and paper from atlex.com)
05. Joaquim Nielsen: Connected Process (I love posts on design process!)
06. Mrs. Eaves Long Lost Husband (Mrs. Eaves is also one of my favorite fonts. My logo is set in Mrs. Eaves with a custom ligature on the “in”.
07. Helly Hansen Annual Report (inspiring)
08. Font Purging: 39,447 to 50. (Good call, Tyler) I really need to do this soon! Luckily I only have about 1,500.

BTW, I *LOVE* the ‘Nocturne” poster!

Follow me on Twitter @suedecrush

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LUCHOBETO says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:16 pm

My favorite post of 2009 was the Tycho – Coastal Brake Preview. I really like the new work of Scott, im a fan of his work, and Alex work is really great too , above all the space cover from iso50 compilation.

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davis says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm

My absolute favorite post was the rebranding playboy post. There was just something about it that i loved. keep doing what your doing. Its amazing.
Also- ghostly discovery may be the best app on my iphone, just throwing it out there

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rich says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

i just discovered this blog. i really like the exclusive eps. the coastal break graphics are really cool too. i might buy the album just for the art.

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David G. says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Its hard to pick a favorite post but i really like your music studio updates and pictures of the gear.

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Mantenna says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Dug the Analog Visions poster post and also the post on the Method commercial – I don’t think I’d have seen that otherwise. Cheers.

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Joshua says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I’m a big fan of all the stuff posted on this blog, but I would have to say one of them would be the buff 66 one, for some reason I have a mild infatuation with vincent gallow…

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Josh says:

December 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I really enjoyed the “Japanese Municipal Flags” post from Tuesday, October 6th, 2009… I’m a huge fan of those designs as they are simple and provide a vast amount of design inspiration for myself!

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Dann says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Everything you guys post is awesome, but I especially enjoyed the “building a photoshop PC” post, detailing the hardware setup. I actually ended up buying that Antec p182 case and the same cooling system as part of an OSx86 setup (also built with design chiefly in mind).

I also absolutely love the music posts, free remix EPs, playlists, Guardian mixes (and the rest).

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Grant says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm

My favorite is a 3 way tie. I liked the “Art and Copy” post because it actually turned me on to the movie which I saw when it was available here in Seattle. The Fever Ray post was up there because from there I started listening to her music along with her work in The Knife. And the Helly Hansen Annual Report was awesome and inspiring and brought me to look at the Wanken site.

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João Lucas Leme says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Favorite post… has to be the one about the flickr stream about Otl Aicher, also the one with the Windsurf video, just plain AWESOME

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Josh says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Pick one? Damn. Well I really liked the story about moby and all his Drum Machines. I thought that was cool. Although there was a recent one in which you guys showed off this booklet for Hansen sporting goods (something close to that) which was really well done. Not to mention all the music posts Jakob and Scott make. Ive been reading this site close to 4 years now i think things just keep getting better. But one thing I would say is Scott your shirts are amazing, but really need to last longer lol. Im almost at the point where all of my ISO50 shirts need to be replaced, thats like 7 shirts but thats also I think about 4 years of wear also.

Josh

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Taylor says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I was probably most excited when you announced the Coastal Brake artwork(music ensuing of course adding to my delight!). I meant to comment what you’ve done with negative space on that piece. How wonderful!

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Scott says:

December 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

My favourite post – for its amazing clarity – was Alex’s “Color Management Field Guide”. I’ve passed that one on to countless fellow students.

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Blake Stewart says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I’ve loved the Color Management post and also the Font post. Oh and the post about the new printer. I wish I had one of those beauties!

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Taylor says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Ira Glass on the creative process.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched that video and shared it with others.

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Karl Kane says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Kia Ora and Merry Chrissy’ from New Zealand mate; and the proposed Playboy re-brand was most interesting, so chalk that up! Chur, Karl.

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Jesse Yuen says:

December 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Howdy

my most memorable post was the Coastal Brakes post – i was and still am loving that art so much!

Cheers

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Jorge Amaya says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm

As a design student, love most of Alex’s post. This year I especially appreciated his walk through of this set in stone project. Keep up the good work.

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Doug says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I want your print style to return to the “Knitting Factory” days, but the current style is awesome regardless.

Here’s to luck!

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oz says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I’ve loved the Coastal Brake sneak peaks, whether it be artwork, manual mixes or Scott’s latest Pitchfork post. They’ve all left me buzzing.

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Brad says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Just wanted to say, Scott, your work is refreshing, inspirational, thought-provoking, and relaxing all at the same time. Truly a talent you possess.

My favorite post is probably about your trip to Tromsø. It sparked my interest in the area. I also love travel in general, so I love to read about your travels. Another post I enjoyed was about SSDs. I love how you’re current and you really offered some great insight which was helpful because I’ve been pondering grabbing a few SSDs for a little while.

Keep up the amazing work! Coastal Brake is ear-candy :)

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Ian Houghton says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm

I loved the article about backing up your data. Nice graphic and very informative. I do regular backups to a 1TB hard drive, but it reminded me to do physical backups to DVD of completed work. Wouldn’t want to lose any of those huge PS files! :)

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Gregg Hicks says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I LOVE ALL THE POSTS!!!

But, if I have to choose, I would have to say I loved Alex’s post on the Wes Anderson Film Festival, especially the branded box… I’ve been toying with the idea of stamping, laser etching, and branding for a couple of projects and was VERY inspired.

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Shawn Lincoln says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm

My favorite post of the year would have to be the Russian design post. I lived with two Ukrainian friends and they had their grandfathers collection of old WWII Soviet/Ukrainian/Polish stamps and it reminded me a lot of that. The stamps and the prints in the post are beautiful.

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Fernando says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Favorite post definitely has to be the Ira Glass video on being creative, that changed my whole way of thinking.

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Tyler says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I really enjoyed the detailed process that unfolded the making of the Obama print.

I also really look forward everyday to discovering new music – thanks Jakub!

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Beau says:

December 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm

My favorite post was “Color Management: A field guide”. Being a design student, I’ve referenced that countless times.

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Patrick James says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

My favorite post doesn’t have anything to do with art or type or anything. it was the September ’09 post called: Police+LittleDragon+TakenBy+Themjeans
Was very surprised how much you liked the Police especially.I grew up with their music. I had always compared them to Rush. Being that with an obvious Progressive approach, Each one of the members from both bands were just amazing at their respective instruments. Really heads above the rest actually. Anyways, to this day i still am inspired to listen to them.
Zenyattà Mondatta is still my favorite though. I remember my teenage sister and her girlfriends smoking pot and getting loud in her room while they were listening to that album. Good times man, good times. Rad site by the way. :)

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JBosco says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm

My favorite post by far was Ira Glass on the Creative Process. As a recent grad, the past year was really starting to get me down. I was discouraged about the work I was doing and all around I was feeling lost. That post really helped put things in perspective and pulled me out of a major funk. Thanks for that post!

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joseph says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm

My favorite post was by far the Neil Krug adobe inspire!

After I read and saw what he was about and the things he could do I instantly took everything I was doing with photography that much more serious.

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Le D says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:51 pm

My favorite post was the Helly Hansen Annual Report. I’ve always wanted to laser etch wood and this got me excited.

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Emile says:

December 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I really liked the Cargo Collective post. I actualy use it now. It is indeed à very nice en simple cms. I first heared through this blog.

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Kha N. says:

December 3, 2009 at 12:06 am

Photos taken from “The world from above” were all breath taking; a trippy experience on how birdies sees the world their whole life.

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Vincent says:

December 3, 2009 at 12:31 am

Hi there !
I think my favorite post was the recent one concerning Simon Page for as Microscpics (the blog of Matt Jarvis GAS 0095) I’m fond of space and design, and Simon’s serie of prints about the Year of Astronomy is awesome.
So thank your for having us know about Simon Page and his great work.

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Michael says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:03 am

My favourite post is the studio update post and the music related posts. Nice to know a bit about your workflow and thoughts about music. Thanks

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Mark says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:20 am

Hi, i liked all the posts too…i liked too much that one with the vintage postals of World fair, the one of photos from asian trip, cant remember very well, the posts with books fronts, the one with your studio and that cool chair, and the Costal Brake vinil process too… overall i visit for the vintage pics of design, remember my childhood, drowning in a image for hours, haha…

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Dario says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:25 am

Hey there!
I really love “Joaquim Nielsen Connected Process” post.
Inspirational, sincere, full of good ideas. Really enriching.

Happy day!

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Jim says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:44 am

I think the best lately has been the vintage film post and the I Love Hotdogs site that was linked. ISO 50 just has brilliant coverage.

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hellopanos says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:01 am

It is really hard to choose from all the amazing posts. Everyday I have been waiting to read or listen something new and amazing. I learned to love the great ISO50 work and getting inspired from your style.
Only because this came to my mind recently, the rebrand of the PLAYBOY brand was something really really interesting and I had been studying it for a similar project I am involved.
Good luck to all! This competition rocks! :)

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Kala says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:21 am

Theres so many good posts. At first thought Alexs rebranding a Playboy was interesting thread. Expo67 post cards and others in similar style are inspiring. Interesting alos to read about SSD and real life perfomance. So yes, there are many… I would say posts that have insights are the best, so it’s Rebranding a Playboy.

Lucky, lucky, lucky…

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Maximus says:

December 3, 2009 at 3:27 am

My first favorite post was the one with White Rainbow. That was the first time I’d heard of him and now I listen to his stuff to go to sleep every night.

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Maximus says:

December 3, 2009 at 3:35 am

I meant “Bleed” lol

(I guess I’m going to have to buy something from the store now) =p

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no data says:

December 3, 2009 at 4:54 am

you cant lose with this formula. iso50 merchandise = maybe 50 posts tops, iso50 merchandise + photoshop cs4 = over 700 posts. hahahahhaa. looking forward to blog post about online marketing strategies.

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Wan.Tan says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:38 am

I acutally loved the TCHO Chocolate post the most this year. Brilliant stuff. Nice product. Well done…

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Kyle Gallant says:

December 3, 2009 at 6:04 am

What a wonderful way to find another amazing blog, I’m gladly being coming a fan and following… not because of the contest, but because the recent work on the side bar is retardly inspiring… keep it up.

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Ryan says:

December 3, 2009 at 6:47 am

I liked Scott’s posting on Warpaint. I had never heard of them until that post. Now I love that band. I just hope they make more music!

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FreddieA says:

December 3, 2009 at 6:59 am

The World From Above. I can’t get enough of those dreamy, eery images. But why is there no cat?

: )

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aaron says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:09 am

I personally loved the Japanese Municipal Flags. How ever Alex Cornell’s playboy rebrand was fun.

So I’m going to stick with Japanese Flags. Lots of good stuff in the post.

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RA_OUL says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:18 am

The first one that came to mind was the Ira Glass post on the Creative Process. The reason why I chose this one is because of his words are probably the most brilliant and inspirational words I have ever heard. Especially starting out this semester. I am a senior in the graphic design program at Sac State and the work has definitely become more intense. I have been able to keep up and create excellent work but at the time I was really feeling like I wasn’t creating my best work. Ira really helped put things in perspective and give me confidence with myself and my work. My instructor actually played the video from the ISO50 blog in class after I posted it on my own blog.

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Windy Phillips says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:20 am

I found your A Week with Windows 7 post. It was very helpful in deciding if it was an upgrade I’d be interested for my oh-pc’s.

And fantastic contest by the way. I’m sure all of us really appreciate the chance to win such great loot. :)

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Pedro Kehl says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:31 am

I was stunished by the Analog Vision poster… It was my favorite post.
Great work as always Scott.

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Dennis Michael says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:39 am

Favorite post was the one you did about printing and setting up your files according to the type of printer you are outputting to. Great stuff!

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Lindsey Hansen says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

I am so inspired but so much of the posts that are posted on here. I definitely enjoyed the “Analog Visions” post with all the different kinds of posters. Very impressed.

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Thomas says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

My favourite Design-related piece was the
Khoi Vinh / Design Criticism post,
my favourite music post was probably the October 22 post.

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Ben Bond says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:06 am

So hard to choose – but “Ira Glass on Storytelling #3″ was definitely one of my favorites because I’m at that point in my life that he was talking about. Thanks for all the fantastic posts!

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Andrew Carr says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:18 am

My favorite post was the JOYN:VISCOM Workshop Folder/CD Sleeve, Whenever i get a project that has a folder I feel limited to what i can do with it. They take it to another level.

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Ryan McLaughlin says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:29 am

As an avid United typeface enthusiast, I really enjoyed your post In Praise of a Typeface: United, as well as, the comments that followed. Keep up the great work. Thanks.

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Parker Scott says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:56 am

I love the process articles. Its so interesting to see the pieces of the puzzle and how they fit together. You’ve also got me seriously wanting some SSD’s.

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Adoniram says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:58 am

Just love the blog in general, but my favorite post(s) by far are those on Tycho, which opened me up to an entirely new (to me) sub-genre of music. Music carries me through the day, and this really improved my day to day enjoyment of music.

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gerwin says:

December 3, 2009 at 9:20 am

My favourite post was the Philipp Schaerer one, featuring his buildings. Wonderful, inspiring find.

Cheers to the lot of you.

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dhruv says:

December 3, 2009 at 9:36 am

My favorite post was actually from the start of the year, when you posted the TED video of Anand Agarawala presenting his BumpTop concept. It was really refreshing to see Anand’s process and how and why he found the current operating systems to essentially be the same and lacking in usability and features.

Granted he still has a way to go with the concept, but I really hope that his concept will affect future operating systems so that they don’t just keep getting prettier, but implement some core GUI changes.

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Alexander says:

December 3, 2009 at 9:58 am

My favorite post was the “Tromso Day 3″ one – especially because of first encountering the Heydays/ISO50 poster which just blew my mind – one of the best things of 2009!

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faber. says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:06 am

dag, 775 entries so far…

Well, I guess my favorites are Alex’s classwork updates. Love the process pieces, especially behind the Wes Anderson festival and all the whatnot.

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Ben says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:07 am

After some months of transition (new city, new computer, beginning work on a PhD) I had gotten out of the habit of checking the ISO50 blog. But the Coastal Brake post/impending release brought me back. And I’m grateful for it: the amazing music and the inspiring graphic design.

So for restoring ISO50 to my world, the Coastal Brake post gets it for me.

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jonathan says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:13 am

So many good posts this year. I couldn’t choose just one. my favs are:

Genuine Fractals
Font or Typeface?
The State of “Popular” Music
When Is It A Rip-Off?
and all posts of SSD

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Paulo Canabarro says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:17 am

For more that I love the truly design inspirations posted here (I feel like a lot of other blogs really misunderstand the real design) I think what the playlists are awesome and I always find myself coming back here to listen to them over and over, and the case studies like the playboy logo was another great post that I like a lot.

Keep up the great work, blogging and designing!

Thank you,

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Nicholas James says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

loving all the music you post up. listen regularly while painting in the studio. suggestion for a song- strange little girl by the stranglers. i believe you would like.

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Adam Peasley says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

Alex’s “Rebranding Playboy” post was pretty hilarious. But I’m pretty crazy about the new Free MP3 EP too. A tie. It’s a tie.

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Jordan says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:43 am

who could pick a favorite! i love anything that shows the process though. so often alex’s posts about school or earlier on when scott talked more about his process. Also love the music. Either way, its a great site.

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Josh says:

December 3, 2009 at 10:53 am

am I late? my favorite post is any of the studio updates, i love reading about tycho’s music and process and gear! thanks scott!!

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Frank says:

December 3, 2009 at 11:22 am

Really enjoyed the various posters you have created for your shows. I come here daily and rarely find posts that I don’t enjoy. Keep up the great work guys!

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Paul says:

December 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

wow, i guess this means ive been visiting the blog for over a year now… it’s all good stuff, but i always dig the architecture posts. michael pollens workspace was pretty gnarly.

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Kevin says:

December 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

I’d have to say my favourite post is the “Dear Adobe.” Very insightful for a graphic design student such as myself.

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Tobias says:

December 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

My favourite would be the posts by Alex Cornell showing the development with his student projects.

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mat says:

December 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm

The post about you looking for a new place to live was my favorite. It gave a very personal view of what your looking for and what you consider. I’m glad i’m not the only one who likes to consider as much i can before i make a decision.

thanks

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jonathan says:

December 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Hello,
I’m an european graphic design student and I really liked the article which gave the design magazine overview. Because of my education (who is mostly focused on conceptual design) it isn’t always easy to see design from other perspectives and forms. this is why I like this forum a lot.
The reason why I chose for the magazine article is because magazines: there are so many out there and it’s hard to find the ones that really speake to me and the kind of design and form that connects with youre own work. It was really helpfull.

thanks

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Mark says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm

My favorite was the post about rebranding playboy. I liked the work Alex did, and the way he presented it, and opened up for discussion. This shows the real power of the internet as a platform for discussion and growth.

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Nate G says:

December 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I really enjoyed reading the series of articles on your computer setup and how you improved your performance with the solid state disks. I think it’s interesting seeing how other designers work in the most practical sense, especially power users, and how they overcome daily workflow hurdles. The Dear Adobe series also looks to be very promising!

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Mike Macchione says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I’m a little biased because he is a close friend of mine, but I’m a big fan of the Mark Brooks post. One of the things I admire most about this guy is that he takes so much pride in the work he does. This post created a lot of debate between your readers and was fun for me to follow.

Your whole group is inspiring, keep it up! Big Thanks!

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julia says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm

just started reading recently, but alex’s set in stone project sticks out in my mind– appreciated the discussion of the design process and his research on megacities!

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Yulia says:

December 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I loved the story of Ira Glass on creative process with a ‘the most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work’. That post helped me to ensure myself that i’m on the right way.
Apart, i really appreciate all your workings, Scott! All the best for the upcoming 2010, you have the great Talent, so keep it up!

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zurkzees says:

December 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

There are many post that I like in 2009, but the one that i read thoroughly read was the post about color management and printing. I have a Epson 3800 and I keep that post as a reference on printing.

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Steve says:

December 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm

My favorite post was the “Dear Adobe” one. It sure created a lot of good discussion, and I hope to see some more… maybe even a separate site devoted to it ;)

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zebedee smith says:

December 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I have to say my favorite post of 2009 was Ghostly’s release of the Discovery App for iPhone, as well as much of the other music posts. But this App was particularly exciting to see as a way to help select music based on your mood (either to redirect a given mood or augment). Truly useful. Thanks guys. Keep it up.

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Sean Pendleton says:

December 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

My favourite other than the wonderful music posts would have to be the Colour management post

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Vando Sanchez says:

December 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

My favorite post was about Alexandra Valenti. You posted a picture(Hamilton pool), which I later found out was place in Austin. Since I live in Houston I went to go check it out and it’s as awesome as her pictures show.

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erin says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:01 pm

LOVED Mark Weaver’s Make Something Cool Everyday project – fun fresh images- it was the first time I stumbled upon your blog and have been a fan EVER since :) thanks!!

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Steve says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Wow, there was so much great stuff…tough to pick just one. I guess I’d have to go with Alex’s work on the Wes Anderson Film Festival, which completely made my day when I first saw it.

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Matt says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I enjoy the inside look into your new vinyl post. I’m sure there are a ton other excellent posts that escape my memory at the moment.

Keep up the great everything.

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AnthonySMA says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Fantastic prizes. The CS4 would be a welcome addition to my Christmas Mac. And though I have everything Tycho has produced, gifting music to a friend would be as much fun.

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Jon says:

December 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm

There were so many fantastic posts, too many to name! I want to mention a couple, but I’ll pick one too. My favorite photography post was Asako Narahashi, incredibly moving stuff. The typography posts were amazing and changed the way I look at typefaces, er fonts. Helvetica vs Arial was great in that sense. Furthermore the vintage books posts were just so fantastic, I loved the thing you showed me and they inspired me to look up even more (I really want to go garage sale hunting but my luck will be bad I know it). My favorite was Arctic Survival!

Overall, though, I’d have to say that my favorite, however, was the blog post that led me here. It was a music post that I found through Hypemachine, a post that ended up changing my world! September 1st: Washed Out+Lusine+Christine+Hot Chip. The Washed Out song in that post is still one of my favorites!

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DJ Hegemoney says:

December 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Everything Jakub posts about music is excellent. He really knows what’s up. I have really enjoyed Alex’s posts about his projects and the process he takes on them. The Wes Anderson one is particular was great. And of course Scott’s posts on his adventures abroad and at home, his links to the Photoshop tennis and everything else. There isn’t much i don’t enjoy here on the site. It’s my favorite blog. Thanks guys. Happy Holidays.

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Corey Tegeler says:

December 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

The “They Live: Obey” post was one of my favorites. Being a fan of Shepard Fairey and Obey (I’m wearing on of their shirts right now haha) I was pretty entertained learning more about the origin of his campaign. Now i just gotta wait for the movie to move up on my Blockbuster queue.

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Casper says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

To name my favorite post of the year would be impossible, considering the constant high quality of posts, whether about design, music or anything else. I was going to mention the “They Live: Obey” post, but I guess I’m just too late. So, just another ‘random’ one from my memory: the Windsurf – Weird Energy Video post by Jakub.

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Dara says:

December 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

It’s a toss-up…there have been a lot of inspiring posts. Liked the Connected poster video, also am always interested for selfish reasons in Alex’s posts, as a first semester Academy grad student.

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Alex Di Giovanni says:

December 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I really liked the Playboy rebranding post, I loved the finished look, it looked sleek and stylish, and the process to get there was very interesting. I’d be stoked to see more posts like that in the future. Very inspiring.

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nomes says:

December 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm

And the best post will be when i get the adobe premium, you come to Croatia and do a post how i have won the adobe package.

Food and a place to stay free :)( yes this is a bribe )

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Christian says:

December 4, 2009 at 12:31 am

Among the greats, “The visit to Tromsø” is one of my favorites.
Great pictures and a good radiointerview with the radiostation there.

Keep up the inspiring work

Thank you

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Aline says:

December 4, 2009 at 12:43 am

It’s very hard to tell you my favorite post, I have many in mind.. But, the “ISO50 Gallery Toronto” is so beautiful !

Also, I LOVE see the studio update, always inspiring me.

Happy Holidays :)

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Carsten says:

December 4, 2009 at 1:44 am

I think my favourite post was the “Jauna Gaita 90/115/131/133″ – i think each cover is nearly perfect…thank’s for sharing!

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Dean Oakley says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:27 am

Synth pioneers part 1 my fav for sure… got me into Alan Parsons project and loved the quote “it makes you want to drive a speedboat as slow as it will go and watch the coastline” :)

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Zach Burson says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:41 am

Loved the Rebolledo. Thought it was a great video, made me laugh over and over. Catchy minimal song too.

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Cian Brennan says:

December 4, 2009 at 5:00 am

Loved the article on Alex’s Playboy redesign, very comprehensive crit from blog readers as well.

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Christopher.David says:

December 4, 2009 at 5:53 am

Having a hard time thinking of a “favorite” of 2009, but i love the photographers you post, and the most recent fave was the work of Jonathan Mutch. Man I love taking photos.

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Till says:

December 4, 2009 at 7:15 am

My favorite post was “NO LIVEGUARD ON DUTY”. I really enjoyed these melancholic photographies.

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Michael Delaney says:

December 4, 2009 at 7:16 am

I was really interested in the post on genuine fractals. made me think about what you could do with it in a video work flow. If one were to own a Casio EX-F1 by any chance maybe you could scale that 1200fps goodness up a bit…maybe. I’d be interested in seeing how that would turn out.

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Jonah Willcox-Healey says:

December 4, 2009 at 7:50 am

I just stumbled upon this blog and have been very impressed. The music is very nice and have been listening to it while drawing, also I’ve enjoyed looking at the various prints and photographs and really like the Costal Brake Print it is a beautiful composition. Wonderful Work =)

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E.S. van Houten says:

December 4, 2009 at 8:07 am

My favourite post from 2009 would have to be the ‘Branding Strategy: Names’ from August; it was especially useful at the time, and I really like how the manual process (although taking some time) gives so many results. Especially useful for little side-projects.

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eydryan says:

December 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

I liked the piece you did for notcot, even though that’s not really a post on this blog, but it’s by you.

Liked that a lot.

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Daniel says:

December 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

Thank you so much for your blog, love your music & design! My favorite post was the SSD OCZ info / Raid tipps.

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Brian Woodlief says:

December 4, 2009 at 8:27 am

Love your music samples. I also find the design-related articles great… really get into really awesome vintage work from designers past. Discussions on Photoshop are always cool… can never have to much power there.

Keep up the great posts!

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Christopher Rodeheaver says:

December 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

First want to say thanks for such a great inspirational collective, always gets my mind flowing.
I enjoy your playlist selections immensely, they have just the right “feel” to keep me creating throughout the day in my lil’ cubicle as well at home. There are so many posts that I loved to pick one but your post on Richard Misrach’s large scale photos. They show just how beautiful and massive the ocean/world is around us, “awe.”

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Levon says:

December 4, 2009 at 9:15 am

this site had changed my life somewhat because It’s such an amazing insight to loads of music.
I loved the post that showed the washed out song “feel it all around”….addicted.
also the new helios song. wow.
best to all in the prizes.

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Alan says:

December 4, 2009 at 10:01 am

I always enjoy the content on your blog. Sad I missed out on the Sacramento show – I didn’t know Sactown had it like that!

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Alan says:

December 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

Oh sorry, I’m not good with directions. If they count, I really dig every single on of your playlists – they’re just what I need to break the monotony of the 9-5. But if that doesn’t count, I really enjoyed your post about how you candle big files in photoshop and your computer setup. Geekin out! Love it!

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Liam says:

December 4, 2009 at 10:43 am

Love coming back to this blog day after day. Great original content and awesome source of inspiration. Oh and Death to youth culture!

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Jaimie says:

December 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

this would be the PERFECT christmas gift! my teacher keeps asking everyone if they have CS4 and i have to lie because i’m ashamed. haha. ah, the life of a poor art student… :)

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Carlito Escobar says:

December 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

I really enjoyed the rebranding playboy post. It was cool to see the process of just an exercise .

Keep up the good work Scott.

c.

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Beni C says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:02 am

I really enjoyed seeing Alex’s student work for the hypothetical ‘Wes Anderson Film Festival’. I dig the design, but I loved the trailer that was created. T. Allen Fenway—fucking brilliant.

¡Happy holidays homies!

b

@ben_child

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tula@whorange says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

can i pick two favorite posts? your logitech FAIL post read my mind. what is that thing i’m looking at and why does it suck so badly? and i really appreciate the color management post for practical reason. thank you! and thank you for this generous giveaway.

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Tobias says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:28 am

Forgot to mention, infact, favourite post was your guide with the information on what makes a good studio setup and RGB/CYMK printing.
Embarrassing mistake…
Cheers x

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Jason says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:49 am

Hands down my favorite post was the materials for the Wes Anderson Film Festival project. I think it’s what really led me to this site in the first place, if I remember correctly. Happy Holidays!

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Josh Beaton says:

December 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I loved the post of the Designer/Client robot videos. Those were hilarious. I still laugh just thinking about them.

Awesome contest by the way!

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Paavo says:

December 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Your postcard post from Tromsø was my favourite one. It introduced me to Röyksopp’s music and i really enjoyed the photos in that post.

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Doug says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Great idea for a giveaway, and fantastic prizes!

I go back to the Color Management Field Guide almost weekly, whenever I have to print something on the office’s epson 7600 and I’m having color issues. Huge fan of the blog and Tycho!

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Timea Bradley says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:14 pm

My favourite post – taken in a broader sense – is your Progress ‘post’er. It has been a favourite image of mine for ages since spotting a low-res version somewhere but didn’t know it’s origin. And now surprise-surprise not only can I purchase it but might even win more goodies by doing so :-)) Well I’m off to your shop now…

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Jon says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:35 pm

The ‘Rebranding Playboy’ post was a great one. Good to see that there are others who share the same vision as you.

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Tim W says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I’m blown away by all of your work, and enjoy just about all of your posts…

but the ones where you had a question about photoshop (about sizing smart objects) and the one where you were fiddling with your new iso50 die made me aware that you were, in fact, human (and not some all-powerful design robot sent from the past), and were some of the more interesting posts i’ve seen on here.

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Julian says:

December 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

As with most readers, I find your work to be very inspiring and unique. So I have to say that I love any of the posts on the blog relating to the designer’s process. As a recent graduate, I am really into Alex’s posts about his student projects, especially his Set in Stone book.

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Jared says:

December 4, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I liked Alex’s film festival project & process posts, but everything is always so inspiring on here!

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Craig says:

December 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Oh, woops.

I find something inspiring in almost all of the posts here, but I enjoyed the Ira Glass artistic process one recently I would’ve never found that otherwise.

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Adrian says:

December 4, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I took notice of the font purging article. I think it applies to all of us. Who doesn’t have that dingbat set of chewbacca?

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Jean-Michel says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I really liked the post about the french studio ill.. i have been following them online and they really do some awesome inspiring work. very cool

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Julien says:

December 4, 2009 at 11:12 pm

loved the post from alex on font purging/39,447 to 50.. love having large choice of fonts, but yes only a handful of them make the cut when it comes to making a good typography project GREAT.

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Ralph Manning says:

December 5, 2009 at 1:42 am

Favourite post: “SSD Performance Hands-on”
(“SSD Upgrade Phase-2″ close 2nd)

Very informative and just in time for my new, and looong overdue system build this or next month!

Fan of Facebook page under name ‘Ralph Manning’.

Lastly, my recent purchace at ISO50 shop…
Order #: 325513
Date: 12/05/2009 04:18:34

Wish me luck! :D

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tohno-kun says:

December 5, 2009 at 5:39 am

I would have to say my favourite post of recent memory would be the ‘rebranding Playboy’ one… Although the posts on SSD performance were very interesting as well.

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Adrienne says:

December 5, 2009 at 8:14 am

I really loved the recent Playboy Re-branding post by Alex. It got me and my coworkers talking.

Although all of the posts are pretty inspiring and entertaining. Thanks a million Scott (and Alex).

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Rune says:

December 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

As I am Norwegian, I especially liked your post and observations regarding the visit to my home country!

Keep up the great work.

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Daniel says:

December 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

I liked the descriptions of your Tromsø visit alot, close to home. Other than that I think my favorite post was ‘dear adobe: layer masks’

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Tyler says:

December 5, 2009 at 10:16 am

I really liked the “Analog Visions” post. I always enjoy it when you describe a little bit of your design process. Also that you mention your problems and how you overcome them. I find that very useful!

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Erik says:

December 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Favorite post of the year has to be the SSD reviews. Got one for my lappy and have been really happy with it. But I love everything on this site. THX.

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Zack says:

December 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

My favorite part of the ISO50 2009 was the Playboy post that showed every step of the process so clearly and well described. My favorite post so far, by far. Thanks!

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Gabrielle says:

December 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

In the process of looking for my favorite post I just spent two hours rereading this blog.

Highlights:
Color Management: A Field Guide
Font Purging
Ira Glass
Perky Bros
+ anything on typography.

Thanks so much (for the giveaway, not so much for the utter and dire lack of productivity, haha)!

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Andy says:

December 5, 2009 at 5:33 pm

You’re post from a good few months ago that had about 4 classic old techno tracks was awesome. I’d never heard the Suburban Knight track “Collaboration Alpha” and it just blew me away. I was reading that post on a pretty moody winters night here in Sydney, and it just suited the time so perfectly. I must’ve listened to it over and over and over again, before I finally made my way over to ebay to hook up a copy. Word!

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lisa says:

December 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Simon Page. I too am a fan of the retro minimalist look…and never really knew a name for it till I read this post. Thank you for that.

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Thomas says:

December 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Can’t narrow down to a single visual/audible post, so going with the wonderfully informative Color Management: A Field Guide.

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Jordi Camps says:

December 6, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thank you so much for all the inspiring and great posts. They are a great to learn more and develop new ideas. Its hard to chose one post but one that was very interesting was Ira Glass on the Creative Process. I really enjoyed it.

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Kaupo says:

December 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

Impossible to pick just one. There has been so much great post over the year.

But I’d say the post on Color Management was really useful.

Thanks!

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Bryan says:

December 6, 2009 at 1:09 am

Woops, meant to say that the process of the Obama poster was an excellent piece, and hopefully you’ll do similar posts in the future.

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Kaj Thostrup says:

December 6, 2009 at 2:16 am

My favorite was the one about Cristina Couceiro, very inspiring work.
Posts about old design books are excellent too.

thanks for all.

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Chris Villarreal says:

December 6, 2009 at 2:18 am

I am kinda new to your site but my favorite post so far is the one announcing The Coastal Brake single from Tycho. I am a very big fan of Tycho and the new single sounds amazing.

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Stuart Brown says:

December 6, 2009 at 6:19 am

Best post so far this year was the “Brands: Dead, Dying or Defunct” with the follow up using Playboy as an example.

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Dave Gazo says:

December 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

My favorite post was Playlist #5 with the first song being: Casino Versus Japan – It’s Very Sunny. I love that song! Keep up the great design / music blog!

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estevaolucas says:

December 6, 2009 at 9:41 am

My favorite post was /iso50-music-exclusive-free-mp3-ep-part-ii, i made a lot of jobs while listen this songs! And congratualations for this prizes!

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Steven says:

December 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I enjoyed many of the photography posts. Particularly the ones on replicating celluloid film looks in digital.

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McKenna says:

December 6, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Loveloveloved Alex’s Set in Stone post. To see the process from concept to execution was very inspiring, especially for a student such as myself.

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pZimmer says:

December 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I would have to say my favorite is the Windsurf — Weird Energy Video, since I am in the post.

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Alex Key says:

December 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Wow, there are a lot of comments here haha.

I have to say my favorite is the “Micro Compact Home” post. I love the idea of prefabricated houses.

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Rob says:

December 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Bit of a tuff one cos there are so many fantastic posts…

Would have to say I was absolutely amazed by Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad (posted Friday, September 4th, 2009). Considering it was 1963 and it is a similar interface as most vector-based programs today. The more things change…

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Nate says:

December 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Ive got to say that my favorite post(s) is(are) definitely the EPs. Expanding my ears and the music I can rely on is always amazing.

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Mza Digital says:

December 7, 2009 at 12:20 am

Your site is one of my first bookmarks. such an awesome site. caught Tycho at Terrabyte 3 in LA Arboretum last year, love your music. all your posts are so good, can’t choose, so favorite post of 09 are all the Tycho related material as well as your music artist choices.

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Steven Cornfield says:

December 7, 2009 at 12:41 am

it took me a while to find it but Studio Update: August 2009 was my favorite because i always wanted to see what kind of hardware you use and that gave me a little glimpse. we need more “behind-the-scenes” with ISO50 and tycho!

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Rob McDougall says:

December 7, 2009 at 3:16 am

Wow, yeah. it’s been a big year for ISO50 posts. I’ve really enjoyed them all! Faves included:

-SSD Upgrade
-A Week with Windows 7 (even as a Mac user I’m interested!)
-Warp 20 Recreated

Also LOVE that Toronto poster ;)

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trzaSk says:

December 7, 2009 at 3:30 am

In 2009 I liked Joaquim Nielsen: Connected Process, Tycho + ISO50 live video, Ssd upgrade, Color Management, posters and process catogories… and more… and more.. :)

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Walott says:

December 7, 2009 at 4:40 am

hi,
one of my favorite post for 2009 is Color Management: A Field Guide, it’s always nice to grab pieces of clear information about colors and screens!

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Kelley says:

December 7, 2009 at 5:36 am

Lots of favorites this year. One I really enjoyed was the “1970′ Russian posters.” Great style and colour. Really inspiring work coming out at that time.

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Graman says:

December 7, 2009 at 5:40 am

I liked Scott Hansen’s Post on his trip to Tromso, Norway and the pictures posted along with it. Who would have thought everyday objects would look so interesting when photographed differently? :-)

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Marc says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:13 am

I loved the Playlist 5 post… that opened me up to a whole load of new music and introduced me to your other playlists. Some great stuff to listen to while working!

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Anonymous says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:39 am

Post about Field Guide to Color Management maybe is really helpful for my work… and i like a lot too photo about tromso :D

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Stan says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

I really like the findings in the architecture category. But if I had to single out one entry it would be the Non-Format Interview post.

Thanks for bringing so much interesting and inspiring content throughout the year.

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Eddy Rodriguez says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

Hi there – I have to say that I’ve visited this space as a resource tool for my work, only to realize that I’ve taken so much personal gain than anything else –

There are quite a few post that have just made my day ( Mac vs Pc actor with iPhone; The New Dance Show video posts ) and then there others that have just simply expanded my thoughts into other directions and inspirations ( Andy Gilmore post; 30 Essential Typefaces; Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad and Leandro Castelo work ).

It’s always a joy to find great talent that respects and shares others works as well as it’s personal ( Design Tutorial #1; Tycho ). I’ve come to adopt a few posts as part of my daily rutine – The Whitest Boy Alive music, What The Font tool; Forum’s Roost iso50 snowboard! –

Now that I’ve revisited my bookmarks from iso50, I think that the most resourceful, thus my favorite post of the year has to be the – 30 Essential Typefaces For a Lifetime – thanks to that post not only have I cleared a lot of garbage, I’ve also been able to name correctly a lot of fonts.

Thanks for sharing!

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shawn says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:27 am

my favorite post? sheeeez… i dig all the music stuff, which makes sense since it was tycho’s music which first led me to the site. but – if i have to choose – i love all the old school design references, so im going to have to go with the BLUE NOTE COVER ARCHIVE. believe me, its not the only one, but it is emblematic of the reasons why i check out this site (every friggin day)

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Hiu Lee says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

i think i purchased “The Daydream” like a year ago and it never ceases to help me love my environment, the air we breath and the world we live it. Uplifting sounds and tones, a crucial addition we need in our lives

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Scot says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:32 am

Mrs. Eaves Long Lost Husband. That’s me. Lost but not forgotten. My favorite post.

And Buffalo 66 Stills because I saw Vincent Gallo in a small cafe in SoHo and didn’t know it until after the fact.

Hugs

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Plus3Broadsword says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:37 am

My pick goes to Alex’s post on Asako Narahashi’s half awake and half asleep in the water series. The warped perspective of land and sea is disorienting and tense. I’ve never seen photographs quite like the ones constructed by Narahashi.

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SteveO says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:39 am

Hi guys! I can unashamedly say that this ‘HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY: CS4′ is my favorite post! I mean the others are great and I love the content of the site…but free ISO50 tees AND Adobe software??? YES PLEASE!!

Alreet then, on a more ‘fitting the criteria asked for in the post’ vibe…’ANALOG VISIONS’…great design equals good post. Love the poster and the rest follows on…

…so then…winner?

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Ryan says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:43 am

Love your work.

I’ve been listening to your tracks at work for years now.

Gets me through the day.

Keep up the good work!.

Cheers,

R

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Mike says:

December 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

I definitely loved/appreciated the Color Management Field Guide post. Always interesting and inspirational stuff on here.

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Shane says:

December 7, 2009 at 9:35 am

My fav post was the ISO Playlist #2!

I also love cool architecture posts. Keep up the good work, and thanks!

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Bryn says:

December 7, 2009 at 9:38 am

Apparently my first post didn’t go through, but Jakubs post on Wisps new album The Shimmering Hour is probably the best for me so far, such a good artist. Tied closely with the post about Pitchfork having Coastal Brake to listen to.

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Phillip says:

December 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

Thanks for sharing your inspiration and insight. Your site’s evolution and tie-ins to the music industry give this blog staying power.

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cmh says:

December 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Gosh there were so many posts I loved, the photography, the playlists but most of all your studio shots. I’d love to see a close up of all your keyboards and your racked gear.

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Adam says:

December 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

My favorite post would probably have to be the SSD/Raid post. Great information, after reading it I saved up so I could get one drive, working on the second one ;)

Thanks for the great opportunity to win some awesome gear!

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bleep01 says:

December 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

If i had to pick on favorite post it would be sam’s “synth pioneers” part 4 post. The documentary was fantastic and not as boring as other synth documentaries i’ve seen.

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Michael Lind says:

December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm

My favorite post was the newest playlist! Always excited about those coming out. Thanks so much for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BP Design Lab says:

December 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

My favorite post was the Nielson ‘Connected’ post. I loved that particular poster and watching the process evolve from creating the artwork to the printing process was an awesome project. THanks for another full year of exciting and inspirational posts!
-BP

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Michelle says:

December 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Wow, this is seriously SO generous! Whoever wins will have a VERY happy holiday. My favorite post was Helvetica vs. Arial (September)…something all type nerds would appreciate. :) I want a blown up version!

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Tom says:

December 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm

This is a great festive gift to your fans! I really enjoyed ‘The World From Above’ post, some incredible photos.

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Michael says:

December 7, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Tycho live in Toronto / New poster.

Excellent hearing the tunes live! Loved the show at Function 13 to!
Happy holidays!

Cheers,

Mike

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Jeffrey Gardner says:

December 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

My favorite post of this year would probably be the “Color Management Guide”. It really inspired me to go out and take a more involved approach in my design. I have since purchased a Spyder 2 and have been working hard to get my prints extremely accurate. Thanks a lot mate. cheers.

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Philip Viana says:

December 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Favorite Post: Besides this announcement (:P), Design Magazine Overview. Got a lot of nice resources here, and your critique of each one is spot on.

Your updates with pictures of your recording studio are always fun, too.

Cheers. Phil

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tishuggah says:

December 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm

My favorite update is “Analog Visions” Simply caus I love the visuel. It has a deftones stuff that i really really like.

Salut !!!

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elbert says:

December 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm

The Non-Fromat Interview was great, but my favourites were the tech posts on SSD, printers and colour management.

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Matthew says:

December 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

“Genuine Fractals” I had heard about the program, this was a great overview. It really helped with one of my projects. Thanks, love all your work.

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joshua talbot says:

December 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm

My favorite blog post(s) has been any of the student work/process show. I really enjoy being able to walk through the process and then read other reactions to the work.

I know it’s not one particular post. Hope it doesn’t take me out of the running :)

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glen leck says:

December 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Hi, long time reader first time poster.

Favorite = Advertising 101 w/ Tim & Eric.

… I also really dig design process breakdown posts.

Salame,
g

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Jonathan Connolly says:

December 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Wow I could so use this package right now. Just got the another shirt from the store. I always love your shirts and the guys at Merchline do a great job printing. Fingers crossed on this CS4!!!!!

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DC says:

December 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I loved the Mark brooks for Santamonica post. Such incredible designs, thanks for introducing me to it!

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Noah says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm

AMAZING show in Portland last Friday. Please come back soon, and bring that Welder fella with ya too. Love the new music – keep it comin’!

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Ramon says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I liked your swisscom rebrand postings. It was nice to see follow-up combined with thorough analysis.

Thanks!

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Alyssa Young says:

December 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

The post for the Portland performance was my absolute favorite. The live show was AMAZING. Scott, I love your music. The visuals were mind-blowing.
Fingers crossed.

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Champ says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm

As a film student, I enjoyed the screenshots of the vintage films.

Thanks for coming to Seattle at dB Festival!

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Nathan says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

My favourite post of the year was the Expo 67 post card find. Love it when you post design archives! As creators we need to make sure we cherish past design and not let it slip away. Went out and bought myself a set of the post cards which are now up on my wall.

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Cam says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

honestly the world from above was my favorite, i know there were better posts but i just love it for some reason. . . oh, and the music posts are always lovely, especially the free ep, thanks for that

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lawless says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I got a lot of use from the 8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography. Nice tricks to add to my web design grab-bag.

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Tom Bozman says:

December 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Favorite post: Designing Armageddon 7/13/09
After reading about WWII and the Manhattan Project, it was fascinating to see pictures of the facility that creating the atomic bomb, which subsequently changed to course of civilization.

Love all of your music posts as well- too hard to pick a favorite. Happy Holidays from San Diego!

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Andrew Kligier says:

December 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm

What up ISO? I’m a BIG fan of your work and frequent your blog site for inspiration. It’s hard to pin-point my favorite post when I am religiously checking out your site. (HAHA) One of my favorite more recent posts was the “Vintage Logotypes.” As you can never go wrong with bold black and white graphics. As a graphic designer I always feel like generating logos is the hardest thing too do… even though the final product appears so simple. Looks can be deceiving… right? Thus, I find great beauty in simplicity. I look forward to seeing your work evolve in 2010.

PEACE!

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Gabe Watkins says:

December 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm

My favorite post from 2009, and most useful to me this year, was the 8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography. You make it really hard to pick a favorite though, I have to say.

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Santiago says:

December 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Loved the post about Scott’s recent trip to Portland. As well as the post of the most recent Austin show with the amazing scubba diver poster which I’d love to see in the shop someday. Keep up the great work guys!

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Jason says:

December 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Wow. Lots of comments. It’s been an inspiring year to read the blog—from the new album cover (really appreciated the in-depth view of process) to the increasing frequency of photo related posts (Kalle Gustafsson and Tim Navis were standouts for me)—I’ve really enjoyed it all. Best in the coming year.

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MAsismo says:

December 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I liked the article of Dieter Rams. Altough I live in Germany -I ´ve never heard anything of him before. After you Article I bought me one of his Record players at ebay ;-)

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Marx says:

December 8, 2009 at 12:09 am

The Midlake-post, cause it reminded me of the greatness of their Occupanther-album and also set the anticipation for the forthcoming one with an excellent album cover!

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Taryn says:

December 8, 2009 at 12:16 am

No Lifeguard on Duty: The post about J Bennett Fitts’ photography would have to be my favorite.

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Jesper Rasmussen says:

December 8, 2009 at 3:58 am

I like the “Dear Adobe” series. I hope it will be a series, cause being a long time user of Photoshop and other Adobe products, I believe it is important to address Adobe and make them understand the need for product optimization not only in the software but also and right now more importantly in the user interface. “Dear Adobe! Cut down on keeping the old way of using Photoshop. Educate us on the new standards and throw away old workflows. That is what I mean by optimizing. It will make the product better and easier to understand. No more clutter!”

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Winstan says:

December 8, 2009 at 5:06 am

I love all your posts about vintage/retro graphic design. One of the most recent and impressive was the “Simon Page” showing his posters for the international year of astronomy. Amazing!

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Garrett Haas says:

December 8, 2009 at 5:52 am

My favorite post of 2009 is “Ira Glass on the Creative Process.” The video on the post has been the greatest help for me as I’m right in the phase of “having good taste” but my work is not as good as I want it to be. I started getting real frustrated about the quality of my work, but after seeing the post and watching the video I was totally refreshed, and I am now striving to do a “huge body of work” to get through this phase.

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Beth says:

December 8, 2009 at 5:52 am

Your post on SSD + RAID = Photoshop Performance was very informative. However, all your posts are amazing.

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Kahlil says:

December 8, 2009 at 7:21 am

Scott I have always liked your work bot musically and visually. I would love to win cs 4 cause I need it. keep up the great work and if you get a chance take a look at my site cairoglyphics.com and maybe we can collaborate sometime.

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Markandeya says:

December 8, 2009 at 8:04 am

Not sure what my favorite blog post is. You’re too damn consistent. Always enjoy your style, taste in graphics and music is very chill. Could use that copy of cs4 for my gf. She works at a silkscreen shop here in chicago and her boss doesn’t want to upgrade from coreldraw 9 or whatever they have her using.

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tom says:

December 8, 2009 at 8:21 am

I’m sucker for travel photos- loved the Tromso post. Also, the Coastal Brake cover is stunning!

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Hanib says:

December 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

well, that’s a hard one… i always enjoy most of the stuff.. …. !!!.. … hmmmm… well i guess the most memorable was the 1970′s Russian posters… got hooked on that for several days and ended up trying to collect them from different countries.

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Ben says:

December 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

I liked the Decca Records post post on 23rd of October, cause it was my birthday and this schlusnus signs cover reminds me of an old famous deck of cards from eastern germany called “Altenburger Blatt”. In my childhood we often played “Knack” with these cards. Really nice material…

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David says:

December 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

Loved the interview with the Non Format folks. It’s also always great when you guys open up your creative process to the audience.

Thanks!
Dave

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Matt D says:

December 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

The post that stuck out the most to me was the one on Genuine Fractals. We had just been discussing how to upsize some images at work, and BAM! the ISO50 post came out. It was perfect timing and very interesting to read!

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Zachary Kane says:

December 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

Oh ho! Nice of you guys to get into the holiday spirit this way!

I’m actually torn between two posts: your backing it up post with your thoughts and methods for data contingency was interesting and got me thinking about my own backups.
I also really appreciated the field guide to color management that Alex put up. I have really no idea how to get things into the print world so that primer was greatly informative to me.

Hope you all have a good rest of December, however you do it up.

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StevieBlack says:

December 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

Dear iso50

Favorite blog post? Gotta be a trick question, right? Having a favorite blog post from isi50 really isn’t possible anymore than I could pick my favorite color or my favorite smell. There are always so many to choose from -and- more importantly, to come back to and gain inspiration from as you move forward in time. Well that’s how I use it – don’t know about anyone else.

Having said that, my recent favorite post was:
Japanese Municipal Flags, Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
These logos/flags emblems are such beautiful examples of line, space, color, volume, and mass – all done with strikingly few strokes.

Come on socialamigo – be a winner !!!

peace for 2010

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enyap says:

December 8, 2009 at 11:23 am

honestly, my favorite post this year was not on this site but when you starting guest blogging on the adobe inspire site. that was my first introduction to your site and your work, both of which are inspiring.

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Dan says:

December 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

Rather than try to figure out my favorite post, I’ll just say that I really enjoyed and appreciated all the fine examples of typography that you’ve shown.

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CCPCole says:

December 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I really enjoyed the one with Kevin Dart’s Yuki 7 and Stephane Coedel’s animated trailer back in July. The style is awesome!

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Aviva says:

December 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Hard to pick just one favorite, but I love the Design Fail posts, particularly Vol. 2. Hilarious.

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Nick says:

December 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I really love your interview with Non-Format. I love both their work and your work, so following your discussion was fascinating.

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Will says:

December 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Consider this an entry in the giveaway contest.

Cool blog Scott ))

My favorite post would have to be your photography and written account of your trip to Tromsø, Norway. I love Scandinavian design.

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bltnkv says:

December 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I really enjoyed the “Synth Pioneers” posts, and the “4th Part” in particular, because i’m a big fan of kraftwerk.

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Brendan says:

December 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

loved the post about removing all but the essential typefaces, especially the focus on economic and durable choices in typography.

playlist 5 comes in a close second, that fleetwood mac remix ruined my week.

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JohnnyTical says:

December 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm

For me the post that caught my attention is the Design Tutorial #1… I really admire the elements/blending that was put into this piece, and the moody tint colors are amazing.

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Andy Peterson says:

December 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Rocking Lusine Remix right now. Digital perfection. Love this track. And as a design fan I’m loving this blog. Looks like I’m going to be up late tonight.

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sgiberson says:

December 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I really enjoyed the interview with Sam Grawe from dwell/hatchback; discovered some new music and learned that the editor in chief of my favorite magazine leads a bit of a double life.

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Derek says:

December 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm

One of my favorite things from this blog (besides the awesome music posts) is watching Alex Cornell blossom as a designer. I loved reading his design process for his graphic design thesis. Happy Holidays!

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Brian says:

December 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

Scott, I am always in awe of your site. I did especially enjoy the post about movie titles (4/23/09) and the lead to the great movie stills on ilovehotdogs.net.
Good luck with your new place.

I can has CS4 nau?

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Brady Tuazon says:

December 9, 2009 at 12:05 am

my favorite post of 09 was the macbook SSD drive post. it convinced me to get the 256gb SSD on my new 17″ macbook pro :)

btw… saw you play up at the VHCLE event in sac. one of my most memorable nights of the year.

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Geoff Justice says:

December 9, 2009 at 6:47 am

I really enjoyed your write up on setting up the Epson and the Color Management tut that followed. Fantastic Tool for everyday.

Great Blog, thanks for keeping it up.

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Iylana says:

December 9, 2009 at 6:51 am

Wow, great giveaway! Being a design student, I really enjoy it when Alex posts about his current projects. Keep up the good work!

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Cody Evol says:

December 9, 2009 at 9:33 am

My favorite post was about the debate on typeface vs. font. It’s so funny how everyone has a preferred way to say it, but I learned in school to call it a typeface, my teachers did not even acknowledge font.

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Jena says:

December 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Just found this site via Twitter… and now I’m SO stoked I found this as a resource for design and inspiration. Can’t wait to browse around.

So I guess you could say that this is my favorite post, since it’s what brought me here.

Thanks!

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Cory says:

December 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I enjoyed reading about your performance improvements from switching to SSD on your Windows 7 machine.

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Daniel Carvalho says:

December 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I’d have to say my favourite was Tycho – Coastal Break Preview for several reasons.

Firstly, you finally unveiled the artwork you had been working on for a really long time.

Secondly, it came with the flip-side to your persona, news of a new audio track too which I had been dying for, since I had played Past is Prologue to death.

Thirdly, it marked for what seems a more constant presence of yourself on the blog and more specifically, a sudden rush of new ISO50 content. For a while, I had actually stopped checking your site. There seemed to be the same posters there always was, no new stuff for almost a year, and mostly posts from contributing authors other than yourself. Every now and again (rarely) I’d check your site and find I only missed like a single post from you, and it would be more tech related or something. However, subsequently after that post, a surge of new ISO50 stuff started coming out, from a multitude of new posters to new T-Shirts.

Other favourite posts:
Ghostly Swim Official Release CD/Digital – This post I loved. Awesome find.
Color Management: A Field Guide – Had waited for this for a long time. Nicely done, informative.
ISO50 Design Tutorial #1 – Although I knew about this before it was posted, it was nice to see it officially published.

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SRussell says:

December 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

That’d be so cool to win any of that stuff. It’s so cool you’re doing this. Thank you. My favorite post was the one with the video of the guy talking about just starting out and how for the first few years, you just know that what you’re making isn’t the greatest. You have great taste which is what brought you into the creative realm, but you just have to keep working at it and one day you’ll have it. I was really encouraging.

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Jonathan Malo says:

December 9, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Saw you(s) on asianmandan. fav post was Premiata Forneria Marconi buttery prog rock band. good stuff like hudmo’s butter

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John Chaka says:

December 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Debbie Millman / Design Matter is an indication that design is a significant part of our everyday life. My only fear is that the ignorant sheep of the tv audience will not be convinced as usual. But here is to hope, cheers.

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Arnaud Pigné says:

December 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I really appreciate the color management a field guide post. And all which talk about creativy (interviews included).

Keep go on this way. Inspire me.

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Hakim Zafary says:

December 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Hello. My names Hakim. I’m from Los angeles. I have all the Tycho albums, I just got the new coastal brake on itunes. I love your music. I just got a mac too and I would love adobe cs4, please consider me for the prize. Thanks so much and keep up the great music.

-Hakim Z

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Ryan says:

December 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

hey Gang, thanks for the cool contest, your really helping designers out by providing such awesome prizes. I love how you all have expanded design into the music realm as it seems like most designers have extensive interest in music. I love the way you do things. Thank you for your coverage and inspiration.

Ryan

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benwilsonart.com says:

December 11, 2009 at 9:37 am

My favorite post is this one right here because I need the creative suite like nobody’s business. I’m working on Photoshop 7 Illustrator 10 etc… on a super old mac to boot. I Can’t ever afford to upgrade! Might as well try to win an upgrade? Your work has been inspiring me for years, thanks!

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Jerry Henderson says:

December 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

Love this blog and work that is shown here. I’m a design student in Texas and i always come here first to find inspiration. It was really hard for me to decide my favorite post between Poster Cabaret and the photography of the talented Alexandra Valenti, but I chose Poster Cabaret. There is so much great work on that site.

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gibias says:

December 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I really loved the Dear Adobe #1 post. It translated exactly something I wish photoshop had for some time now.

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Alan says:

December 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I particularly enjoyed the post about the Epson 9900, it’s always interesting to learn more about the technical side of design.

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Evan M says:

December 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I really like anything with architecture, I have similar taste. I liked the post on the tree houses.

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Chad Dryden says:

December 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Really dig the Tycho stuff. Just got introduced to it this week and now I’m going to gobble up some vinyl while it’s still available. Would looooove to win a copy of CS4. Running an older bootleg version right now that isn’t functioning as it should. Peace.

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conzertina says:

December 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Discovered the site through a friend. Nice work. As a keyboard user I liked “Design Mouse Roundup” article :)

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Kristian says:

December 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

“Color Management: A Field Guide” informative and fantastically written, more tutorials / an insight into your music and design process / workflow would be fantastic.

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Mathias says:

December 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

Looking forward to some 2009 recaps. Top 10′s of 2009. Artists, Songs, Posts etc. Thanks for an awesome year ISO50, your content gets richer and thicker with each passing year.

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Jeremy says:

December 14, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I think the “ISO50 Gallery Toronto” post was absolutely amazing! I am in awe as I look through your designs. Gives me such hope to keep on pushing the envelope! Thanks Scott!

love,
jer

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Jabe says:

December 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

My favorite post?
Alexandra Valenti (9/10/09). . I’m an amateur photographer, thanks for introducing me to her work. I love what she does with color and light, and how she processes her stuff
thanks

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Peter King says:

December 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I enjoyed the post WORKSPACE: PARLIAMENT DESIGN, PORTLAND. That would be a great space to work in or just get a chance to visit!

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Chris says:

December 14, 2009 at 6:19 pm

My favourite post was honestly this one as I am a serious amatuer photographer and have been using Gimp and google Picasa which are not bad but (like all free photo and graphic editing software) sadly very limited. Winning both my dream editing software and merchendise from my favourite ambient music artist would be my dream come true…Thank you Scott.

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mercury13 says:

December 15, 2009 at 1:13 am

My favorite posts always end up being the ones where you feature old design magazines. First, starting in ’08 with the Graphis and this year I loved the posts that included works from Jauna Gaita, Omni, and the +81 Voyage-Magazine Report. So I would say that my favorite post of 2009 was the Design Magazine Overview from 8-14-09, since it pretty much summed up tons of the magazines in one post. Seeing these always gives me tons of inspiration and lets me see all kinds of design perspectives.

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Mark Adamson says:

December 15, 2009 at 2:39 am

So much inspiration flows through this blog, so many great posts over the course of a year. However the one that stands out for me is the Non-Format interview, hearing how the do what they do and what keeps them going.

Here’s to another year of great design.

Mark

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Tom Stratton says:

December 15, 2009 at 6:10 am

I’m going to go with the Dear Adobe post (#1, in case there are more than 1!). Not that there isn’t already a lot of this kind of stuff out there in the ‘sphere but you have been clear, helpful and concise. I love it.

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DC Grrl says:

December 15, 2009 at 8:25 am

Well, since it was Grain Edit’s interview that brought me here, I suppose that will be my favorite post on record. Love your stuff!

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ken thompson says:

December 15, 2009 at 10:45 am

i’d say my favourite was the the post for frederic chaubin and his cccp show. i’m always impressed by your interesting finds.

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Dezynur says:

December 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I liked the Benedict Redgrove Bertone entry. Love the style and the colors weren’t too bad either.

Great Blog.

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mattmcgillvray says:

December 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm

This post has to be my favorite!!!!! I also really liked the interview from grain edit! nice giveaway!

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Mr Jaromin says:

December 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I used to be bald … but after reading the post on Paul White, I was able to regain my hair growth… and with it came my self-esteam…

and women….lots and lots of women.

Thanks Scott!

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Will says:

December 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I have just discovered you guys’ AMAZING studio. I am a Student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and I am always looking for new inspiration. I am seeing so many new examples of great design, but I have never seen anything quite like yours. It rocks my socks off!

I really enjoyed the Pan Am’s Helvetica posts, and I have been listening to the Top 50 posts which have really been cool. Thanks guys for doing what you do!
-Will

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Mark P says:

December 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

The Colour Management Guide was probably my favourite because it was so useful, and inspired me to (try to) get on top of colour management, proofing, profiling etc. Also really enjoyed the Analog Visions post, just because that poster was so mean! And the music posts, exposed me to lots of great stuff I’d never normally get to hear (thanks Jakub). Love your work, keep it up for 2010, thanks!

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Guilherme Rosa says:

December 16, 2009 at 6:07 am

My favourite post of the year has to be the Notcot give away because it leads to other links and mainly because it explains how something out of a printer can become personal and palpable.

Cheers from Portugal and Austria.

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Dan K says:

December 16, 2009 at 7:05 am

Tough to pick, there’s been so many great music posts (especially the Playlists) that keep my energy flowing though I really only do front and back end web development any more.

Some fantastic photo posts.

But most recently, I was awed by your Norway shots – I really want to go visit after seeing some of them.

Keep up the great work – looking forward to more prints of yours to frame up on my walls. (Can we get some larger formats in the future of new work!?)

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Ben Whitesell says:

December 16, 2009 at 10:31 am

I am a new visitor to the site thanks to the guys over at Grain Edit. What made me stay was defiantly the post about PanAm’s Helvetica Dream. Really like a good graphic design mystery story.

Thank you.

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Eric Smith says:

December 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I liked the Pan Am posters. I got me looked all over the internet at stuff. Really branched out.

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Cameron Ballensky says:

December 17, 2009 at 3:50 am

My fav was the Playboy rebranding. It definitely inspired me to explore new ideas and think outside the box a bit, and to expand away from my original ideas and sketches to bring even more ideas.

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Mike says:

December 17, 2009 at 5:30 am

Hands down the “Making of the Obama Print” I read it start to finish. I was great to get a look at the process on a project like that.

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Greg says:

December 17, 2009 at 5:57 am

Love the process posts! It’s great to get some insight into the life of another practicing designer. Can’t wait for the next one!

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grey says:

December 17, 2009 at 7:16 am

OMG posts. Well I bought something recently, but before all this. I come for process stuff and tycho announcements.

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Matthew Erker says:

December 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

Absolutely love your work and your blog has introduced me to some fantastic tunes. Thanks!

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Matthew says:

December 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

I already own CS3, and am not a mac owner, but I want me some prints!

My favorite post was the one that lead me to this site. I can’t even remember what it was, but it was good, since I’ve been reading this everyday since.

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Jake says:

December 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm

This entire blog is a rare, beautiful entity floating amidst the cyber-universe, as if it were a oasis where designers/musicians/artists/etc meet and feast on this daily source of inspiration. Scott you should be very proud of what you have accomplished, not just in your work, but the blog itself. How you have allowed other talented, creative individuals (Jakub, Alex & Beamer) to voice and share their opinions and thoughts with us through this modern medium.

On that note, I wish the best of luck to you, and if I had to choose any specific post for the year, it would be the ones that feature pictures of your newly purchased toys (epson printer) and how we can see glimpses of your studio and the environment that you spend most of your time working in. Its very interesting!

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Jeff says:

December 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I like this place on the internet so much that it is now my homepage. Tunes, visual stimulation and usually something to think about if I get that far.

I really enjoyed the redesign of the Playboy logo. More than anything, the walk through the process was exciting. In all design work I enjoy the process as much as the product. The better the product, usually, the better the back story.

Thanks for the dynamic site.

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Jay Williams says:

December 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Well, since my first comment got stuck in a spam filter, I figure I’d might as well post again, just to make sure I’m entered.

My favorite post will have to go to: “Color Management: A Field Guide”.

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Jack Gillett says:

December 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

It’s hard to pick just one post! I really enjoy all your music related posts, especially your playlists. I have started listening to so many new bands because of iso50.

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Sarah Stev says:

December 18, 2009 at 9:38 am

Your design and playlist posts are always very inspiring to me.. but a unique post that stood out in my opinion was the post on Michael Pollan’s writing house. I’ve read “The Botany of Desire” and saw the movie Food Inc.–and loved them both–so it was interesting to know that Pollan does his writing in his own self-built forest retreat. On a related note, I also enjoyed the Linda Aldredge post. How cool would it be to live in a tree fort?

Thanks for the great stuff.

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Madano says:

December 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I don’t know where to start. I’m a designer that loves music. You guys seem to have both avenues covered. I really enjoy a lot of segments like Dear Adobe, Rebranding, but I think my favorite of this year was the vintage travel posters. I would flip my shit if I won. Thanks guys!!!!

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Marianna Aguiar says:

December 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I enjoyed Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind post…i was already fan of the band but wasn´t reading in a while.. i´m also a twitter follower; how can i win the awesome prizes? do you guys ship internationally?

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Jibran says:

December 18, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I really liked the post about the LP400 and Countach. I’m definitely a car-nut and it’s nice to see these things appreciated for the works of art that they are!

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Lyle says:

December 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I am a poor reader… my first comment here didn’t say anything about my favourite post of 2009. I think my favorite post so far is the one with the field guide to color management. This is always a tricky beast and no matter how “standardised” it becomes, it never seems to work out just right. Thanks for the insight on it all.

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Chris says:

December 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Every post is always amazing! My personal favorites would have to be the process post and your post on the new Epson 9900!

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Rom says:

December 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I like your post on best custom lettering. I always revert back to that page when I need inspiration. or for that matter any inspiring retro slash vintage graphic art :)

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Scotty says:

December 19, 2009 at 4:13 am

Wow dude, your work is awesome. You just gained a new fan!

I just flicked through a few of the recent blog posts, I love the article on the “Playboy” rebranding, so i’ll put that as my favorite. But seriously, there’s something about your designs, that make me want to look into them for ages.

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Max Gordon says:

December 19, 2009 at 6:11 am

I loved the Linda aldrich treehouse post. I’d love to live in a place like that someday. The surrounding area is so peaceful. A great place to set up shop to execute your creative concepts.

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Sharleen says:

December 19, 2009 at 10:29 am

I loved the Loworks post. I’ve always enjoyed work from Japan, and you guys just introduced me to another great design company :)

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boaz says:

December 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

I’m shocked at how the musical tastes of the writers of this blog mesh so well with mine. A friend of mine mentioned a poster of yours located in Muncie Indiana of all places…at Village Green Records. I look forward to purchasing a few posters from you site. Keep up the work. It’s very inspiring.

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Jon Kantro says:

December 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm

What can I say, amazing blog, amazing apparel, and amazing design. I don’t think much can beat that. Anyway, my favorite posts from this year were certainly the Color Management post and the Studio update posts. Studio posts are neat. Always intriguing to see different musicians setups.

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Christian Jauregui says:

December 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I loved the post on your assignment of reinvigorating a brand that is “dead, dying or defunct” The turnout of your work looked great. I really hope to see you soon in SF, let us know when you’re coming home asap :D

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Chappawitz says:

December 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Great idea for a give away. If I win any of the prizes it could possibly turn the year great. I’ve been eyeing the shirts and coming off a CS 3 student license…well, it could be the time, I’ll cross my fingers. Love the site, keep up the great work.

Chappawitz

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Scott S says:

December 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

It’s hard to pick one, because iso50 for me is a place to just sort of stroll by and gaze at the eye candy and be inspired.
Honestly though, i’d have to say my favorite was that tutorial post from back in January.
01/27/09 – ISO50 DESIGN TUTORIAL #1
Maybe that’s a lame choice, but i always feel a bit behind the curve at this site.
That single peek into Scott’s workflow made the impossible seem less so.
Sure i’m still behind the curve, but not as far off as i thought!
This is not a “tutorial” site, and i don’t expect it to be.
But after THAT post, iso50 feels like a helpful push toward the inspiring, rather than a conking over the head with unobtainable brilliance.

Thanks for the beauty, and here’s to another great year!

- Scott S.

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Luke says:

December 20, 2009 at 10:27 am

I’ve only been following ISO50 for awhile now but my favorites are definitely the ‘Animal Collective+Apse+Piano Magic+Arms’. I love that PM track. ‘Ira Glass on the Creative Process’ was also a very good one.

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Jose says:

December 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

My favorite article has to be the Re-branding of Playboy, as i thought it was a very interesting assignment, and you made some great choices on the development.

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Kibondo says:

December 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I guess my fav post of the year would have to be the one about SSD performance in Photoshop. Also, I liked the ones from when you were in Norway; it’s always funny to see how foreigners look at your own country.

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Rusty says:

December 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

My favorite post of the year has to be Postcard: Tromsø. I loved all the photos, and it inspired me to to plan a trip for the future.

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Gabriel says:

December 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I´m still in love with every single design of yours, and the musics selection…, oh man, that´s style.

In fact, I´m trying to imagine how to adapt this concept to the presentation of my final project in Architecture!

Great job!

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LateSam says:

December 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I am A New Fan. Since i First heard your songs / got your albums i have not stoped listening they inspire me and so do your designs ! i think your top 50 tracks was a great post ! its great to see what you love to listen to and opens our ears to alot of artist we maybe havnt heard b4 !

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IanT says:

December 23, 2009 at 9:45 am

I love the photography of Tim Navis, featured a couple of times this year on your blog. The colour in his images is fantastic, as is the hazy dream like quality, very inspiring.

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Trinh says:

December 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

As a graphic designer I like to read anything that related to graphic design: logos, branding, typographic and even the recent movie poster post and of course “Dear Adobe”

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luxulterior says:

December 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

The color management field guide post was extremely interesting and useful but I love all the music I find out here!

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Alex says:

December 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

I really liked the playboy post (you know I read it just for the content…:-)), and I really like your blog and your work, they’re great.

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DrBuzzler says:

December 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

really big fan of your whole style/brand. and want your SYV shrit in a mens medium badly. ;) happy holidays and the best to you all in 2010. cheers!

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Aaron says:

December 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I loved your post on vintage film titles from back in April as it turned me on to the awesomeness of ilovehotdogs.

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RC says:

December 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

My favourite post was the one about the Analog Visions show in Toronto. I had a bittersweet reaction to it because (a) I could have seen your work in person but wasn’t aware of the show until late December, and (b) because the craft in your work is evident and admirable. I can totally relate to spending “way longer than expected” on projects that start out as modest ideas. Kudos.

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robotata says:

December 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

well… Every post brings something fresh, but in 2009 the rebranding Playboy logo was very interesting for me. Simple “killing the bunny”.

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Brian says:

January 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

This give away is awesome! Thanks for all the inspiration and wonderful creations that you share with us all. You’re constantly raising the bar and challenging me to keep raising my own.

Thanks again

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Lianne says:

January 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm

My fav post was about the Metal Heart video(s). They were both entertaining and artistic. Thank you for sharing.

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Everstorm says:

January 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Your work in all forms continues to inspire me. I just blew $toomuch of my christmas cash buying posters from you.

I enjoyed your post about rebranding Playboy probably the most this year. Very insightful and contained the right views a lot of aging companies need to look at going into a new decade.

Good luck in the new year!

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Gabriel says:

January 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

I had lost track of the blog for a while and just dropped in to read your color management article. Those are some very good tips you gave and I thank you for that.

As always the work is ace, and I suspect 2010 is gonna be even better (I’ll also try and read more of your posts! haha)

Good luck!

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Sean Maisch says:

January 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I particularly love seeing posts about architecture and learning about fields that I am not as familiar with.

That said, I would have to say Alex’s blog on The Modernism of Julius Shulman was my favorite of 2009.

Thank you for a year of inspiration and I look forward to keeping up with your new posts.

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H.Q. Brannon says:

January 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Thanks for the great content! I really enjoyed the Wes Anderson Film Festival project and the Playboy rebrand. Great work this year!

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Jett Black says:

January 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm

My favourite post of 2009 was your latest recording studio update – it inspired me to take some initiative in setting up my own home recording environment and aspiring to build up to a professional-level home studio such as you have demonstrated.

Thanks!

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scotty says:

January 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Hey Thanks Guys!
Love the blog! Love the post where you give mad love to Kings of Convenience! Great Band! Great new album!

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ScottyO says:

January 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Love the old retro images you find, helps keep my eyes inspired, causes me to find more images, and more blogs…i’ve become a bit addicted….

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Junia says:

January 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I’m choosing the “Michael Pollans Writing House” post back in October as my favorite because it gave me the motivation to create my own space to work on my children’s stories…and because, I’m now on a mission to have my fiancè work with me to someday build me something like that!

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Tom Mraz says:

January 5, 2010 at 8:01 pm

It’s rare that I don’t love a post on here, but one of my favourites from ’09 would have to be the Tycho Live in Toronto Poster – the one with the smoky silhouette…simply because it’s just so damn beautiful!!

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Christopher Cox says:

January 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

My favorite post was the alert that you could preorder your last album on Vinyl. I ordered one immediately after reading it. The art is beautiful and so is the music. You’re always an inspiration.

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Matt D says:

January 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I could probably count the posts that don’t qualify easier than picking a favorite. The photography posts, the logo posts, the vintage posters and ads–all very inspiring. I often click the tags and flip through the pages of inspiration. I’m sure there’s something I come back to the most often, but I’d be hard pressed to narrow it down. OOooh, maybe some of those furniture posts. Those Jauna Gaita covers are definitely in the running, though.

How’s that for a shameless entry wrapped in a non-committal response?

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Cameron says:

January 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Wow very hard to choose from all the great posts, but my fave post was probably the SSD one.
Keep up the good work!

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Benn says:

January 7, 2010 at 6:03 am

Synth Pioneers Pt II – Detroit was mine.

My favourite music and some of my favourite tracks.

Very thankful for you to broadcast this stuff to the world.

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Aaron Thompson says:

January 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

Like my children, I like each and every post equally. But in the spirit of the contest I’ll say that my favorite post is the one announcing this Holiday Giveaway. Love the site.

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Aleks Kimball says:

January 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

I enjoy almost every post on this site. This is where I come to for music, art, and other interests all day and every day. My most recent favorite though would have to be “The World From Above” post. The shots are absolutely amazing and truly stunning. It gives me motivation to become a better photographer. Thanks for all of the truly amazing stuff you guys put on here.

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Funkin says:

January 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Of all the posts this year, I liked Drew Gardner’s photographs with his Phase-One camera. The new age of medium and large format photography is incredible and its nice to to what people like Gardner are doing.

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Joaquim Marquès Nielsen says:

January 10, 2010 at 4:48 am

Talk about paradox of choice here… Well, to find my favorite ISO50 post of 2009, I decided to browse through every single one of them; from January to the end of the year, but… when I got to March 22nd and re-read your post on Linda Aldredge’s Treehouse, I knew right away that that was it!

I can relate to that single post on so many levels. It’s fair to say that I’ve made my share of treehouses as a child (well maybe “houses” is going a little to far, but you get the idea). Seeing this beautiful and moody treehouse, instantaneously takes me back to my childhood — and to me, that’s the very essence of this blog: to travel back in time and swim in the great nostalgic pool of memories, and then moments later feel presence pushing you forward again, revitalised and full of inspiration to create new and exciting designs.

Thank you for existing. Thank you for creating. Thank you for sharing.

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Bob says:

January 13, 2010 at 1:40 am

I’m a new fan/reader… but my favorite post so far has been the Paper Embosser post. I love things like that, because I’m a sucker for print detail. Keep up the great work!

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Shaun says:

January 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

There were so many good ones. I have to say, I really enjoyed reading Alex’s rebranding of Playboy posts. The “best of 2009″ posts and the playlists have also been great. They have served me well as a soundtrack to my working life for the past month or so.

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Raymond says:

January 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

My favorite post has to be the one containing the Little Dragon track “Feather”. It turned me onto something I may have not found on my own. Since then I make a point to listen to every music post track and went back to listen to everything in the archives and playlists. I have heard many fantastic things as a result which have had a hand in renewing my creative spirit musically speaking.

Thanks,

Raymond

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Evan Johnsen says:

January 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

From a professional perspective, the Swisscom Rebrand post and following discussion was the most interesting for me. Most useful were your series on SSD accelerating your computers. But my favorite was the musical post that turned me on to Little Dragon. Soooo doooopeee…

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Evan Johnsen says:

January 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Oh dang the Treehouse was cool too, even though i have to admit i saw it on Inhabitat first. Still… really cool. My dad was a hippie architect/carpenter back in the day and built one really professional treehouse on the Big Island of Hawaii, which , despite having gone through a few renovations and threatened discombobulations is still available for overnighting. Highly recommend it if you’re in the hood.

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Erdem Galipoğlu says:

January 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

My favorite post was “Alex Roman Hyperreal CGI”. I love his detailed, close to nature, comforting works.

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Spencer says:

January 18, 2010 at 2:42 am

guess i forgot to comment but id have to say the analog visions giclee would be my fav last year. would look nice in my living room right next to my signed Heat movie poster. maybe one day..