studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

White Space for iPhone

My typographic-based White Space poster is now available for download as an iPhone wallpaper via typenuts (a member of the i love typography network). Enjoy.

  • Tom Davie's White Space via typenuts
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    Friday, September 25, 2009


    I was really impressed with the design, photography and content on Justin Knopp's Typoretum blog. He seems to have a wonderful appreciation for the history of type and printing...

    Since then my involvement with letterpress printing has deepened and I have acquired a substantial collection of lead and wooden types, printing machines and other paraphernalia - much of which I have rescued and restored to working order. My continuing interest in letterpress printing has led me to provide practical demonstrations and workshops and I am deeply involved with preserving the history of the Anchor Press, with the long-term ambition of establishing a printing museum in Tiptree.

  • Typoretum blog
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    Safari 4

    I downloaded iTunes 9 this week, and in order to use the iTunes store, an upgrade to Safari 4 was required. I tend to use both Firefox and Safari, but I really like this new feature on version 4. You can set the browser to load 12 preferred sites, and view a real-time larger-than-thumbnail preview of each.

  • Full-size screen shot

  • Safari 4 download
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    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Please Explain: Typography

    Jonathan Hoefler and Steven Heller discuss the importance of typography, and its significance toward communication and design. Originally aired on the Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC) September 11, 2009.

  • Please Explain: Typography (30-minute audio clip)

  • Image Credit: The University of Edinburgh
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    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Kehinde Wiley

    Kehinde Wiley is a New York-based contemporary portrait painter who has earned national and international acclaim for his work. It's a really interesting portfolio.

  • Kehinde Wiley Studios
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    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Type Posters 03 & 04

    I added two typographic-based posters to the site this week, and I'm currently in the process of finishing two more.

    Also, the Good Type, Bad Type site, has been a pretty successful part of my current typography class; if you're a designer with a great archive of contemporary and historical type examples that you would like to digitally share, please feel free to contact me.

  • Tom Davie : Typographic Posters 03 & 04

  • Good Type, Bad Type.
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    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    The Making of Prius Harmony

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    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Kemp Folds

    I admit that I'm unfamiliar with Ross Kemp, but that certainly doesn't dampen my enthusiasm for a site dedicated entirely to folded images of his head.

  • Kemp Folds
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    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The Little Friends of Printmaking

    The Little Friends of Printmaking, a husband-and-wife team based in Madison, Wisconsin, have created a fun collection of illustrated screen printed posters.

  • The Little Friends of Printmaking
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    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Kinder Surprise


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    Monday, September 7, 2009

    Create Democracy

    I was recently asked to contribute work for the upcoming Create Democracy poster exhibition that will be part of London's Design Event '09. Since the theme of the exhibition is democracy, only the posters with highest vote totals will be exhibited during the event. If you would like to support my design work, visit the link below and vote for my posters to be included in the exhibition.

    About Create Democracy...
    Democracy is a challenging new graphic design exhibition forming part of Design Event, the North East's annual design festival. We're aiming to create the ultimate democratic exhibition; we're inviting designers and illustrators to submit their visual interpretation of the theme of Democracy and only those with the most votes will be featured in the exhibition. All qualifying entries are showcased on this website and you can then vote for your favourite. You can also leave comments on the work and get in contact with the artist/designer behind them.

    This project is a unique chance for designers and artists to pit their work against peers from all over the world. It is also a great platform to promote your creative talent to thousands of art-lovers and design-fans engaging with Design Event 09. Feel free to use Facebook, MySpace, forums etc. to spread the word and get people to vote for your work.

    Rise to the challenge and participate in the process. The sooner you submit, the more votes you have the potential to get, so get cracking...

  • View my posters

  • Vote or submit at Create Democracy site
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    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    The Darkroom

    Video projection project by The Darkroom. Thanks to Shawn for the link.

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    Mel Kadel

    50 nice drawings by Mel Kadel.
  • Mel Kadel
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