studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I happened upon this really impressive keyboard modification by Hieronymus Isambard “Jake” von Slatt. He uses the guts of a 1989 IBM Model M keyboard, and shows step-by-step how he transforms it into a functioning, Victorian inspired, piece of art.

  • Steampunk Keyboard
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    Thursday, February 21, 2008

    Devil Inside

    Nice work and site by the Riverside, Illinois-based design studio Faust.

    The studio has a good mix of corporate and conceptual print design, with an impressive client list to boot. They also seem to enjoy beer, table tennis and appear to have a really good sense of humor, which is a winning combination in my book.

  • Faust
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    Tongue Action

    I’m all for innovation, but when an innovation is 98% nasty...who really cares if it’s innovative? Not this guy.

    Anyway, Welch’s has come up with a lickable advertisement for their tasty Grape Juice beverage. As a hypothetical, lets say you’re not convinced the beverage is actually tasty, how might they convince you otherwise? By offering a free sample, the catch — you need lick People magazine.

    Which makes perfect sense.

    So, if you happen to be lucky enough to lick People, I might suggest passing along the gift that keeps on giving. It would be a gesture of good will to leave a copy of the ad at your local salon, dentist office, daycare or place of employment — because with an idea this good, it would be a shame to keep it to yourself.

    Oh, and the adult entertainment industry should be incorporating this technology onto their DVD packaging in about 3...2...1...

  • Lickable Ads
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Polite Dance Song

    I absolutely dig the song and video for The Bird and The Bee’s, Polite Dance Song.

    With that being said, it will most definitely not appeal to everyone. My guess is you will love it or hate it — very little room for middle ground on this one. Eric Wareheim directs the video, and while I’m not aware of his film influences, I can’t help but think about David Lynch’s Twin Peaks whenever I view it.

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    Sunday, February 10, 2008

    Time Stops

    What happens when 207 people become motionless objects in the middle of Grand Central Station? Literally and figuratively, nothing — which is what makes this video pretty damn cool.

    Fluxus would be proud.

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    Thursday, February 7, 2008


    If I could give an award for the best use of packaging tape that did not involve a cardboard box — Mark Khaisman would be the hands-down winner. Absolutely worth a look.

  • Tapeworks
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    I happened upon this really nice site dedicated to one of my personal favorites, Polaroid photography. The site offers a huge database of user uploaded images numbering more than 120,000. The photos are good mix of professional, family photo album and experimental.

    You can view the images by keyword search or by thumbnail. I like the thumbnails, but at only 30 thumbs per page, you might want to have a spare fourteen hours set aside to get through the over 4,000 pages of images.

    And the best for last...This image leaves me filled with so many questions, and yet so few answers. My only defense to such visual stimulus, is to take a deep breath and conjure the coiffed styling of Rod Stewart, as he astutely stated...every picture tells a story don’t it.

  • Polanoid
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