studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie

Thursday, March 29, 2007

What’s In a Name?

I regularly receive emails from individuals curious about the studio, or looking for career advice. So in an act of goodwill, I will try to address the most frequent questions as blog posts, compiling what will eventually become a FAQ page on the studiotwentysix2.com site.

Q: What is the significance of the name studiotwentysix2?

A: Most people assume that the name studiotwentysix2 is based on the address of the studio’s original location. This theory makes perfect sense, but is not the reason behind the name.

The actual meaning behind studiotwentysix2 is twofold. First, the numerical significance represents the distance of a marathon – 26.2 miles. I have been a distance runner since high school, and over the years, have completed two full marathons and numerous half-marathons. For most distance runners, the number 26.2 is of significant importance because it symbolizes a great challenge that offers agony and exhilaration simultaneously.

Second, is the philosophical aspect of what marathons represent for me. It may seem cliché, but the qualities needed during training: time, patience, dedication, commitment and will, were the same qualities that I wanted to represent my studio. It is that same sort of dedication that I try to bring to each design project or painting I create.

Voilà! Now you know.

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