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I recently came across the amazing work and website of Studiotwentysix2. It is the design and fine art studio of NYC graphic designer and director Tom Davie. I love his philosophy: Produce well crafted, skillfully executed, thought-provoking bundles of visual and intellectual goodness.

I think he executes this wonderfully. A few favourites:

   Juvenile Detention

  Juvenile Detention

Juvenile Detention was a response to the overabundance of bad graffiti that I see daily around the city. Then in a satirical act of self-defiance, I vandalized my own poster — which seemed oddly appropriate considering the subject matter. Tom Davie

I am fascinated by graffiti art. So I love the raw aspect of this piece.

0.7734

0.7734

After discovering that the average 8-digit calculator is able to make over 300 English words, Tom Davie created this is a playful, wide reaching piece called 0.7734. This one brought me back to my childhood. Except I used to get a kick out of righting "BOOB".  

Foiled Wit

Foiled Wit

I can simply feel the sharpness, and hear the crinkle of this piece. so amazing.

Dome Interior

Dome Interior

I love am am inspired by work that uses simple shapes.  Dome Interior is stunning. It is intricate. Yet so simple.  //  My intent was to have the completed work feel as if you were standing directly beneath an architectural structure with depth — while working entirely with flat geometric shapes. Tom Davie

 

All photos from studiotwentysix2.com

Faber Castell

Faber Castell is one of the worlds largest and oldest manufacturer of high-quality products for writing, drawing and creative design. It is to no surprise that their artistry and creativity shines through in their advertising. I love the thought process and execution.... Nothing else is needed other than the artwork and tagline. I get it. Brilliant.

Images via Ads of the World. Advertising Agency: Executive Creative Director:  Chief Executive Creative Director:  Art Directors: Andereas Balog,  Copywriters: Nicolas Becker,  Graphic Designer: Fabian Halder