studiotwentysix2 the art + design of tom davie
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Spot To Process
4CP. 6 x 8 inches.

This poster was made from paint swatch samples collected while determining the interior color palette for my house. The concept involves the color transformation from solid paint swatches, to a visually similar representation that uses the CMYK process.

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Play
4CP. 6 x 9 inches.

The primary letterforms were produced by posing and photographing a discarded / headless 2' plastic doll. Layering and movement have been created with lighting, shadows and transparencies. The graphic braille letters spell “play” — a reference to both the function of the toy, and the posing that went into creating the final poster art.

0. 7 7 3 4
4CP. 6 x 9 inches.

As a kid, I used to love to turn my calculator upside-down and make words from the digital numerals. In doing research, I found that the average 8-digit calculator is capable of making over 300 different English language words. I wanted to keep this work simple, universal, and even a bit juvenile; so I opted to use hello and giggles as my primary typography. One is placed upside-down and one right-reading, so that the poster may be hung and enjoyed in either direction.

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Before Sans Had A Name
4CP. 6 x 9.5 inches.

This poster is a typographical satire that references Olde English “800” malt liquor. Old English, in typographic terms, is another name for Blackletter. In using the Blackletter face Gotisch, I have designed this convenient traveling beverage bag, which is not only stylish, but will certainly give the Po Po reasonable doubt.

Bringin’ The Heat
4CP. 6 x 9 inches.

Although the typeface Mesquite Std. has been in my library for years, there has never been an appropriate project use for it. The style is overtly masculine / Western, so I figured what better context to feature the face, than a label design for packaged meat. To vegans and vegetarians everywhere, I apologize.

Fine Print
4CP. 6 x 9.5 inches.

Created as a response to commercials and corporate advertisements that integrate legal disclaimers, often in small, illegibly condensed type, as a method of minimizing pertinent information that needs to be legally communicated to its consumer-base.

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Modern (No. 20) Design
4CP. 6 x 9 inches.

This poster is meant to reference the clean look of modern design, while also utilizing the Modern serif typeface, Modern No. 20. The chair is a molded plastic design from the 1970s, with the “Modern” type drawn and painted onto it by hand.

All Children, Except One
2c. 18 x 24 inches.

Created for the literary type series, this two-color poster was inspired by text in J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

View additional literary inspired works on the “literary type” poster page.

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