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A Word to All Those Who Make Color Love Possible

A Word to All Those Who Make Color Love Possible


We want to take a short break and thank everyone who has helped us make this site such an awesome color resource and creative community.

The first and biggest group of people to thank would be You - our readers, members, lovers and friends. You've contributed so much amazing creativity and support to this site….Thank you for making this such a great and real community!

The second group would be the sponsors who’ve helped us keep the lights on here at COLOURlovers and who know we never put anything ahead of the community (Okay, there was a short spell a couple years back when we had some AdSense ads that weren't awesome.). Instead, we've chosen to partner with quality ad networks to present ads for relevant creative products and services.

A Summer of Love.

This site was literally a labor of love I started a few years ago that has continued to blossom. We're a startup that’s lucky to have a small team of passionate people who are happy to be part of the site and help me spread the love… Now we've got very big plans for the release of version 4 of COLOURlovers later this year... A major evolution of our community, features and tools.

This brings us to the next chapter in our story….We’re fortunate to be part of Dwell’s Publisher Network to keep the site moving forward. In this chapter, we have a bit more freedom to not only go the standard route of displaying solid banner ads with great creative whenever possible, but to also find ways to partner with relevant companies to connect them to the COLOURlovers community in a thoughtful and genuine way.

One of our first major partners is Full Sail University, which is working with us to spread the word about their Online MFA Program in Media Design. This is exactly the kind of quality partner we plan to work with in the future to really support great new features, contests and tools, etc.

How Can You Help?

We're here for you. We want to make this community the best place on the web for you, and we need your help to do it.

Firstly, we try our best to only share great companies with you, so taking a minute or two every once in a while to explore who's supporting the love.

-Do you like how we're partnering with a company, and do you want us to do more with them? Let us know.

-Are we not doing a good job on a partnership? Let us know.

Secondly, do you know of or work for a great company we should be partnering with? Drop us a note / let them know.

Thank you for making this such a wonderful community!
Darius aka COLOURlover

P.S. Header photo credit... Chris aka Pureform thanks you and approves of your awesomeness.

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RYZ Shoe Design Contest: Winners Announced

RYZ Shoe Design Contest: Winners Announced


One thing this community isn't short of is creativity around playing with color. Using our pattern tool to make designs for a RYZ shoe helped create more than 1,500 contest entries. As with any contest with so many great entries, choosing an overall winner was near impossible. We used your votes (more than 20,000) and our panel of judges to make the hard decision... and the winner is:

Suwaili by Darkstar

You can Pre-order the COLOURlovers shoe here.

Along with the grand COLOURlovers winner, there was also one original pattern winner:
Polygon Camo by MEKAZOO

This original pattern will be added to our library of patterns for your enjoyment.

Thanks to all our lovers for participating in this great contest. We look forward to working with RYZ more in the future and finding new and interesting ways to use our pattern maker to color your real lives.

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The Colors Of 'We Have Lasers!'

The Colors Of 'We Have Lasers!'


We Have Lasers! : "You begged your mom to pay the extra $4. A tribute to the greatest school photo backdrop there ever was."


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we_have_lasers_3we_have_lasers_4

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Gentle Palettes

Gentle Palettes


From the COLOURlovers' group Gentle Discoveries.

Some truly gentle palettes and patterns that softly take your breath away and tenderly hold you in awe...share them here, whether they are created by you or your fellow CLers :)

The words that one might associate with these works : Gentle, Soft, Mild, Delicate, Sensitive, Tender, Tranquil, Quiet, Serene, etc.

tender_age_in_bloom Soft_Mint

Spring_Chicken Hummingbird

Ornithology Nobodys_Fool

sweet_surrender Cant_Stop!

gone_with_the_wind_2 syren

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Vintage Color & Design: Fortune Magazine

Vintage Color & Design: Fortune Magazine


A selection of Fortune Magazine covers from 1933 through 1969. You can see the complete collection here.

"It was stated in February 1930 that ‘the covers are to be a special feature’ and that ‘a design by a distinguished artist will appear each month, which will be made especially for printing in flat colours and will have the character of an original print’. They did much to convey the spirit of progressive technology that proved so exciting to the American public of the 1930s. Amongst the more celebrated designers contributing such work were Fernand Leger, Bauhaus graduate and tutor Herbert Bayer, Hungarian-born Gyorgy Kepes, who had worked closely with Moholy-Nagy in Britain and the United States, and American born Lester Beall." - Covenger + Kester


Fortune_1934-1

Fortune_1937-2

Fortune_1939-4

Fortune_1940-6
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The Colors Of Paco Peregrin

The Colors Of Paco Peregrin


Paco Peregrin utilizes models wearing bold, dramatic makeup in backdrop settings of the same caliber to create the vibrant color palettes seen throughout his work.


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Paco_Peregrin_3 Paco_Peregrin_4

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Eclectic Color Roundup

Eclectic Color Roundup


Art

The Photos of Greg Girard

Portfolio

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Interior Design Trends: Purple

Interior Design Trends: Purple


Purple can either be masculine or feminine, and that is what I love about this color. It is rich, vibrant and is also associated with royalty. Though the color may be a bit to much for some, it can be toned down with neutral tones and when used in a softer shade with carrying grey tones. What are your opinions on shades
of purple?

napkins, colander, glass, placemat, pillow, bouquet, shade, votive, boxes, paint

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The Colors Of Andy Gilmore

The Colors Of Andy Gilmore


Amazing textures and colors are seen throughout the complex, geometric, spirograph loving work of Andy Gilmore, who just recently opened Black Math, a show running through August 22, 2009 at Berlin's Pool Gallery.

Bright swirling colors, intricately interwoven lines morphing into sleek harmonious forms – the mesmerizing kaleidoscopic images of Rochester, New York-based multi-talent Andy Gilmore have a futuristic, almost alien feel to them. His designs transcend straightforward aesthetic beauty, their forms inhabiting a realm of mathematical complexity, containing a certain geometric musicality.


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African Abstractions

African Abstractions


A selection of 100 patterns from the COLOURlovers' group African Abstractions: "Colours and patterns that evocate the culture of the African continent and its influence among other countries. Preference for abstract patterns."

Madeiras Going_to_You

retsof_rewind Claudio!

Unfolding_Drama TonedDown

Orchid Amber

São_Paulo_Railway flags

Swahili_Tents Busby_Berkeley

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