Continuing our vintage fabric series, today we're looking at some great color inspiration from a collection of blue vintage fabrics. This collection, along with plenty of other fine image sets, can be found here, and were put together by True Up, which happens to be wonderful resource for fabric news.
Dada, or Dadaism, is a cultural movement that began in neutral Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature (poetry, art manifestoes, art theory), theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals. Passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture filled their publications. The movement influenced later styles, Avant-garde and Downtown music movements, and groups including Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art, Fluxus and Punk. And, the movement is notably started 'found' object art.
Here are some examples of color use from a few, but far from all, of the prominent artists of the movement.
Like the Futurists and like his friend Marcel Duchamp, Picabia recognized the importance of the machine in the dawning technological age. The hard-edged, evenly rounded shapes of I See Again in Memory My Dear Udnie, some of them in metallic grays, parallel fusions of the mechanical and the organic in Duchamp's painting, and anticipate more overt references of this kind in Picabia's later work. Perspectival lines at the painting's sides suggest a space around this fragmented body, which seems to stand on a kind of stage. Segmented tubes among the curling forms may have a sexual subtext, and Picabia himself described his art of this period as trying "to render external an internal state of mind or feeling."
Just as the SANTO 2006 expedition was a huge success for the science... no wait, the entire world; the discovery of thousands of undocumented species near Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, is an exciting event in the color world as well. Never before seen species; never before seen color.
The expedition to document the fauna and flora of the area returned many amazing images, and in five months, collected 10,000 species out of which 2,000 of these may be new to science. So, some of species featured below are not previously unknown, but are nonetheless still colorful. Check out the galleries on National Geographic and other science blogs to learn more about the new species.
Kashiwa Sato is a Japanese art director that is anything but afraid of color. Of all his creative work, which has been for companies such as UNIQLO, docomo, and the list goes on and on, his site might be the most colorful of all. At its core, the site is minimal, but in a way that might make your head explode after an extended period of surfing. The site, created by Yugo Nakamura, includes an unique color navigation system that uses animated color palettes made up of colors that were used on the projects themselves. This system is not only visually impressive but gives a good sense of his creative aesthetic as well.
Our friends over at the handmade goods community DaWanda were kind of enough to ask me to curate a selection of colorful products for a feature on their site. Here it is reposted below. To check out the original click here.
COLOURlovers is a website dedicated to colours! COLOURlovers is an amazing resource that monitors and influences color trends. In particular, the COLOURlovers blog written by David Sommers showcases the different fascinations with colour - from current trends to website colour themes, postage stamps, art work or colour through the decades and lots more!
You can leave a comment for David here!
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Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.
Water Splash Photography by Fotoopa
Colored waterfigures: Tools used are a homemade hardware controller with an Altera FPGA chip (DE1 terasic board) 2 lasers are used for the detection. Multiple flashes are used. The controller calculate the delay timings, power for the waves on the speaker, camera control and flashes.
A hightech laser system, multiple tools, multiple flashes freeze the action. Most pictures are generated from waves to form the figures. Combination of falling objects and formed shapes give nice pictures.
Here's a bit of white to get you in the winter mood. What's not to love about white, it's serene, chic and angelic. Try adding some white accents throughout your home, if you haven't already, to help give a calming and airy feel.
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Continuing our vintage fabric series, today we're looking at some great color inspiration from a collection of purple and brown vintage fabrics. These collection, along with plenty of other fine image sets, can be found here & here, and were put together by True Up, which happens to be wonderful resource for fabric news.
Color inspiration by way of Brazilian album covers from the 60's and 70's during the popular Bossa nova movement.
This selection of album covers is part of a larger collection on the site sabadabada which recently celebrated its four year anniversary. sabadabada is run by Peter who has been collection records from Brazil for over 15 years.
"My reasons for building this site were simple. I set out to build the site that I wished somebody else had built before I started collecting. I wanted to post some information, without opinion or commentary, and to share some of the music that I thought was worth collecting."