When your brain is oriented to translate complex information into user friendly, navigable graphics and circulation patterns, you tend to have a skewed perception of the world. You’re running to the subway and a baffling sign makes you miss your train. You’re visiting a museum and the hand held map has you walking south when the exhibit is north. We approach situations already looking for the solutions, before we even know if there’s a problem. So once in awhile, your brain could use a break from the practical, and some room to wander. Thanks to the innovation and thoughtfulness of our very own designers, Kevin Spencer and Jen Vitello, Inspiration Station is that very break.
by Lyndsay Carroll
I find my way through and around my world in two ways: by making lists, and by photographing.
By photographing light and place and people as it affects me, and then stringing those images as if they were words on a page, I am communicating in another language. This is visual poetry of a fleeting moment.
It’s 212 Day at Two Twelve. Today we pause to celebrate how design can make a difference. For us, public information design is a tool to help people find their way, grasp the story, and use the everyday tools.
As we seek to find the hidden logic, our goal is to help people navigate a simple path through the complexities of life. Here's hoping you will find your way – your hidden logic. Let's do it together.
With the New Year comes new opportunities for growth, and it is in this spirit that Two Twelve is thrilled to announce the evolution of our teams through two key steps – the promotion of Senior Designer Sharmi Patel, and the addition of Ben Whitehouse to our diverse and enterprising staff.
Wayfinding is a critical component of transit-oriented neighborhoods – providing clear and consistent information when and where people need it. In collaboration with the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting and its sister agencies, and PBR Hawaii, we have authored the Conceptual Wayfinding Report. This planning effort seeks to create vibrant station areas for the neighborhoods and support different modes of travel for every journey.
Another season, another office-wide Shots From the Street competition! This fall, our studio was challenged to send in snapshots from their daily lives that fell into the theme of "structure." Some took it literally, some figuratively – the result is a beautiful array of photographs that capture the sights of daily life both in- and outside of the Two Twelve office.
By Sam Cox
Eight months ago, I moved away from New York City to work as an apprentice on an eighty-five acre organic farm in Western Pennsylvania. Living on the farm and working six days a week for up to fifteen hours a day during the peak of the season has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life. After two-and-a-half years of living in New York, it was disorienting to be thrown into a new setting doing unfamiliar work. I wanted to quit many times, but what kept me resolved to push through was my general stubbornness and a desire to support my three fellow apprentices until the end of the season.