studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Moving time

Over the past few weeks, I have been packing to move into my new space. Packing is a horrible thing because it makes me feel guilty about how many objects I own.

Anyway, one positive aspect of packing is that it allowed me to rediscover items that I've kept throughout the years. Five years (or so) ago while working in San Diego, I used to keep really intriguing resumes that were sent to the studio. By intriguing I mean, they needed to be poorly designed, use excessively big typography, have a least one photograph (not of work) with a certain je ne sais quoi sprinkled in. The perfect storm, if you will.

You really have to inspect this one to appreciate all that is going on here. Note the mouse gently caressing his upper thigh. Note the photo call outs, intended to quickly relay his skill sets. Note the pinhole in the top center of the page where this item was proudly hung in my office for inspiration.

I really enjoy the photocopied signature as well, it lets me know that the job seeker is so important, that he even lacks the time to individually sign his own resume / cover letters.

Ah Freddy, you my friend are fantastic.

Note - Please don’t call or email Freddy, just enjoy his work.

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Incredible Portraits

I became aware of Philippe Pasqua’s work several months ago, and have been fascinated with it since. The oversize portraits are haunting in their use of texture and color, and the flat white background creates a beautiful stark contrast to the image. Even more amazing, is that Pasqua is self-taught. I guess he successfully debunks the myth that it requires thousands of dollars in student loans to be a phenomenal artist. I can’t wait to see more.

  • Philippe Pasqua
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    Tuesday, November 28, 2006

    CMYK 35

    Much adulation goes out to my former student Jeff Maurer. Jeff's work has been included in the current issue of CMYK magazine. For those in the (un)know, CMYK magazine features some of the best student work being created in design, illustration and advertising. The magazine is very selective and much sought after by student designers.

    Even though he had a fantastic, dare I say en fuego, professor assisting him with the work, Jeff deserves all the kudos – job well done.

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    New look! Same great taste!

    If you have meandered over from my art + design site, I welcome you. If you have no idea what studiotwentysix2 is, then you are probably some random blog stalker who hasn’t showered in weeks. Please, step way from your computer, shower, then I will happily welcome you as well.

    I have decided to revamp and better utilize my mucho-ignored blog. Instead of updating the news page at, I will now be posting news updates, interesting sites, thoughts on books and articles and pretty much anything else I feel like writing at this site. New work updates will still be posted at Feel free to comment with your own thoughts, as I could use some interesting dialogue, a good laugh or dozens of semi-nude photos of you, or your grandmother (or hell, even your grandfather if he has the balls to pose for you).

    Just a note — since overall tone doesn’t translate over the internet, if you think I’m making a joke, or being witty or sarcastic, I probably am, or am I…

    Anyway, welcome to the studiotwentysix2 blog.

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