studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness at work in his studio.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Russian Poster Collection

Designer Peter Gabor has put together a nice collection of historical Russian posters.

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    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Windows 7 Whopper

    1 Meat, 2 Meat, 3 Meat, Four.

    I won't ruin the sandwich surprise, or submit vegetarians to the fleshy horror. You'll need to click the link to see the full ad for the Windows 7 Whopper (available in Japan).

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    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Stephen Farrell

    I recently visited the Cooper Union Typography blog, and the latest entry features typographer and designer Stephen Farrell. Stephen was one of my mentors during graduate school, and he is as smart, detail-oriented and talented as they come. He doesn't maintain a site of his own, but Cooper Union did a great job of compiling all the information available on him into a single point of reference. Be sure to check out his work, it's definitely worthwhile.

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    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    The Art of Hatch Show Print

    This video offers a nice look at Nashville-based Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress shops in the US.

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    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Goodwill Halloween Ad

    I really like this Halloween ad created last year by The Miller Group, Los Angeles. It's a fun use of illustration, and does a great job of playfully reinforcing the Goodwill "G" logo.

  • Goodwill Halloween ad via ad goodness
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    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Behance Network

    I recently set up a portfolio on the Behance Network, which considers itself "a platform for creative portfolios, projects, and collaborations." There is a nice mixture of well-known and lesser-known artists and designers, and most of the work represented seems to range from decent to exceptional quality.

    If you're a creative, you might want to consider joining, or, if you're just interested in keeping tabs on contemporary art & design, you might have a good time simply browsing.

  • Tom Davie on Behance Network
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    Monday, October 19, 2009

    Xavier Encinas

    Check out the nice portfolio of French-born, Vancouver-based designer and art director Xavier Encinas. He has a well-rounded body of work, but I'm particularly interested in his fashion-oriented design. Xavier created and edits the type and design blog Swiss Legacy.

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    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    R.I.P. Captain Lou

    Speaking of wrestling, the industry lost a giant today. Captain Lou Albano died at the age of 76.

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    British Wrestling Posters

    I really dig this group of British wrestling posters collected by Jane McDevitt, a designer based in the North of England.

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    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Joshua Scott

    Nice portfolio of work by New York-based photographer Joshua Scott.

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Now on flickr

    It may take some time to finish organizing and uploading the work, but studiotwentysix2 is now officially on flickr. My photostream will feature a sampling of posters, prints, drawings and client work, with images being available at a large 900 pixels. The direct flickr link is posted below, and I will continue to upload work to the site, as time and energy allows.

  • studiotwentysix2 : the art + design of tom davie via flickr
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    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    Play-Doh Ads, Singapore

    I'm not sure this campaign would have made it through focus group testing in the U.S., as I could easily envision backlash from a small army of outraged Soccer Moms. Nevertheless, DDB Singapore has created a series of ads featuring objects of potential harm, only Play-Doh-ized. Each ad has the accompanying tag line, Safe no matter what you make.

  • Play-Doh Ads, Singapore via TrendLand
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    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Pants vs. Beaver

    I always wondered how my work pants would fare against a giant angry beaver attack. Now I know.

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