Glorious Back-Patting.



Current studiotwentysix2 news

I have created a new t-shirt design for Threadless. My shirt will be voted on for the next seven days, and if it does well enough, it will go into production and I will get some cash dollars. So if you have a minute, please sign-up at Threadless and vote for my design — it would be much appreciated.

Voting has now ended.

Large view of t-shirt illustration



studiotwentysix2 has gone Twitter. The Twitter account will post automatic updates whenever a new entry has been published on the studiotwentysix2 blog, Good Type Bad Type, Well Designed or interactive alley.

Tom Davie on Twitter


I have posted two new research photography sets on the studiotwentysix2 flickr site. A set of 18th & 19th Century tombstone typography examples, and documentation of the 1938 type style / specimen book Letters and Lettering...

Tombstone Typography

Letters and Lettering, 1938



Four new typographic posters have been added to the site...

Typographic Posters 03, 04, 05 & 06


I will be teaching an introduction to typography class this semester, and as a reference point for examples and discussion, have created Good Type, Bad Type — where the best and worst of typography, mingle seamlessly. I encourage you to stop by and check it out, and if you would like to join or start a discussion, or have an outstanding example of good / bad typography to share — that's even better.

Good Type, Bad Type.


I'm working on a series of typographic-based posters. Click the link below for a preview:

Typographic posters 01 & 02


Welcome to the brand spankin’ new studiotwentysix2 site — I hope you enjoy the new digs. If you experience any bugs, glitches, dead links or any other type of shenanigans, please send me an email letting me know.


For the time being, I will leave the old studiotwentysix2 site intact for anyone that may have bookmarked specific pages. The site can be accessed with the link below.

2006 studiotwentysix2 site

Visit my recently completed month-long project titled 30 drawings in 30 days. The drawings will be used as inspiration for upcoming screen prints and large-scale drawings and paintings. To view all 30 drawings, visit the 30 drawings in 30 days blog.

30 drawings in 30 days



Over the past few weeks, I have given two interviews discussing my work, philosophy and process. The first is a radio interview that originally aired October, 4, on the NPR program titled Arts Focus, hosted by Larry Kensington. The interview discusses my solo exhibition at The Dayton Art Institute Museum (Quick Time audio format).


The second is an interview with Jason Behrends of What to Wear During an Orange Alert?

Artist Interview: Tom Davie


More than a dozen of my art and design pieces have been included in the two volume hardback set, Almanac of Asia-Pacific Design No. 3.



The good folks over at HOW magazine have featured studiotwentysix2 as a top ten site.


About studiotwentysix2

Founded in Chicago in 2003 as a multi-disciplined design and fine art studio. studiotwentysix2 integrates painting, printmaking and graphic design to offer an eclectic mix of client-based design and research / concept-driven paintings and limited edition prints. The mission is simple: produce well crafted thought-provoking work in a variety of mediums.


About Tom Davie

Tom is an Ohio native who has worked as an artist, graphic designer and design educator. He received a Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where he was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship), and, for two years, held the position of assistant professor of graphic design at Northern Kentucky University.

His design work has appeared in multiple publications, including Communication Arts and HOW magazine; he exhibits his fine art work regularly, and has been included in group shows from New York and Chicago, to the Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Tom Davie on Behance Network

Visit studiotwentysix2 on flickr

Design Education Projects