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Ecclectic Color Roundup

Ecclectic Color Roundup


Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.

Art

'Happy Cloud' by Stuart Semple

Stuart Semple

"‘I (Stuart Semple) just wanted to make a piece of work that would cheer people up a bit.’ he continued saying, ‘I know at times like this it's easy to make creativity a low priority but i want to show that on a very human level an artistic idea might be able to do something important even for a fleeting moment.’ the piece was created using helium, soap and vegetable dye. semple release one pink-tinged cloud every 7 seconds, with each lasting only 30 minutes. 2057 completely biodegradable clouds were released in total." - designboom.

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Vintage Color & Design: Israeli Postage Stamps

Vintage Color & Design: Israeli Postage Stamps


I was pretty taken back by the color and designs in this incredible collection of postage stamps from Israel (there are a few from Romania too). Thanks to Karen Horton for sharing this wonderful collection.


Israel_0.12

Israel_25

Israel_40

posta_romana
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Color & Design: Beatles Album Covers

Color & Design: Beatles Album Covers


This is a guest post written by London Based designer Roger Chasteauneuf of Fred Design. You can read the original post here.

So we all know that album covers and record sleeves often present some of the most creative design and illustration around. Recently I was reading in Grafik. about the Keane Under the Iron Sea album design with illustrations by Sanna Annuka and found the whole process fascinating. So I decided to write a post on album cover design.

But here's where I hit a stumbling block. What to choose as a showcase. There is some marvelous design out there and I would point viewers to agencies like non-format who specialise in this. However, for the purpose of this article I will focus on The Beatles album covers. They have a fascinating variation which spans across a long and changing time period.

Revolver


There is little doubt that the Beatles were progressive with their music, and their album covers certainly mirrored this. Here on revolver we see a original mix of illustration and print by illustrator Klaus Voorman, himself a guitarist of some note.

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Vintage Color & Design: Valentine's Day Cards

Vintage Color & Design: Valentine's Day Cards


While it can be a little nauseating searching through all the cutesy, cuddly, blush-colored cards, I did find some, thankfully, with surprising palettes of unexpected colors. There are even a few that don't use red at all. Thanks goes to riptheskull for sharing their collection of 1,722 Valentine's Day cards.

The Valentine dates back to the 1400's where handmade version were first exchanged in parts of Europe. As early as the 1800's valentines began to be mass produced and have since been grossly commercialized, but i'm sure it was all for love.


valentine_kids

valentine_girl

to_my_valentine

to_one_i_love
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Vintage Color & Design: Czech Film Poster

Vintage Color & Design: Czech Film Poster


I came across this wonderful art film poster shop and gallery located in Prague called Terry Posters. The selection below is from their ongoing 'best of' Czech film posters series all of which, plus many, many more, are available for purchase on their website. Click on the image for the link.

The selection of the best Czech film posters ever selected by its curator Pavel Rajčan. This Best Of selection is updated on regular basis and is based on more than 7000 posters from Terry Posters´ collection.

Lucky Dragon No.5
Lucky_Dragon_No.5

A Jolly Bad Fellow
A_Jolly_Bad_Fellow

The Brothers Karamazov
Brothers_Karamazov

Alibi
Alibi
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Vintage Color & Design: No. 1 Comic Books

Vintage Color & Design: No. 1 Comic Books


Here's some color inspiration by way of cover art from the No. 1 issues of classic comic books. Thanks to j_philipp for sharing this collection.


DetectiveComics_No.1

Batman_No.1

Action_Comics_No.1

Captain_America_No.1
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Eclectec Color Roundrup

Eclectec Color Roundrup


Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.

Illustration/Web

COLOURBOX



colourboxonline.com; taktak.net

A wonderfully built and designed portfolio site for talented illustrator colourbox. The site allows visitors to sort through the work by color.

There's also a fun drawing app, or kind of visual 'guest book' for visitors to create their own colored pixel signature then save it to a flickr account. The site was created by taktak.net

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Vintage Color & Design: Bolt Labels

Vintage Color & Design: Bolt Labels


Bolt labels, also called tickets, were stuck to the ends of bolts of cloth. The labels acted as a sort of trademark or brand, identifying a particular producer or merchant’s wares in the market place. Each label was designed specifically for the market it was sent to. The label was supposed to catch the eye of the shopper. You can read more about the history of the bolt label over at Bolton Museum. Thanks goes to flickr user Trevira for sharing this collection.


rich_merchant

double_value

rainbow_print_cloth

the_ricksha_boy
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Vintage Color & Design: 50's Tourism Brochures

Vintage Color & Design: 50's Tourism Brochures


Here's some color inspiration by way of Florida tourism brochures from the 1950's. This great collection was put together by newhousedesign and can be found here on flickr.


Miami_Beach

The_Brahma
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Vintage Color & Design: Sci-fi Book Art

Vintage Color & Design: Sci-fi Book Art


Inspiration from classic sci-fi novels... these classic tales of alter universes and predictions of future societies were always accompanied by some really great art and color palettes. Thanks to levar for putting together this great gallery of scans from his personal collection.


anarchaos

The_Atom_Conspirarcy

Implosion

WhispersFrmTheStars
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