The Corporate Register Reporting Awards chose Bloomberg LP's 2012 Sustainability Report as the 1st place winner in "Innovation in Reporting." The report, designed by Two Twelve, is titled "Inspired by demand. Driven by results. Challenged by ideas." and was selected by the CRRA among hundreds of entries from around the globe.
On April 25, 2014 at the AIGA Centennial Gala, Sylvia Harris was posthumously awarded the AIGA Medal. The medal citation reads - Recognized for an unerring commitment to using design to improve the civic experience and for influencing a generation of designers as a teacher and mentor. In 1980 Sylvia Harris and her two Yale classmates David Gibson and Juanita Dugdale founded Two Twelve. Though Sylvia left the company in 1994 to found her own consulting firm, the commitment to design in the public interest that was made by the firms founders in the 1980's, continues to drive the work and mission of Two Twelve, now led by David Gibson and Ann Harakawa.
On April 25, 2014, AIGA held its 100th annual gala in New York City. Two Twelve principal David Gibson was co-chair of the AIGA Centennial Gala alongside Mark Randall of Worldstudio. A project, known as Celebration AIGA 1914-2014 and spearheaded by Worldstudio, engaged leading designers from around the country to select one year from the 10 decades of AIGA’s history and make a social, political or cultural statement about that year. The remarkable collection of 101 designs became the centerpiece of the gala decor which was created by Two Twelve designers Chris Dina and Linzi Eggers. The result was a glittering evening of community and celebration for over 500 people, by all accounts, a memorable evening.
After what seemed like a perpetual polar vortex, we think it is finally safe to say our puffy coats and mittens can be stored away for spring. The days of sunshine have been few and far between, but it seems they are now here to stay. This latest post in our Shots from the Street series serves as a gracious welcome to Spring and all of its Instagram-able sunshine-y glory.
Last October, Two Twelve participated in Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design, an exhibition that created a shared a portrait of what it means to be a New York design studio in 2013. Similar to how we approach design challenges we sought to visually represent our studio's philosophy and aesthetic in a 30'' x 30'' square.
We work on multiple projects at a time for hours each day. While we love what we do, the heavy workload can wear on us and our imaginations from time to time. To ease our minds and avoid falling into one of those ever-dreaded "creative slumps," we find inspiration in everyday activities. Morning commutes, after-work errands, and even seemingly gloomy, rainy days can become muses for art. Here are a few of our favorite recent design inspirations as captured on Instagram.