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Wunderkammer of Color

I can only hope that fluttering some gorgeous color eye candy before your eyes will produce a lovely warming (or cooling) effect, depending on where you are.

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Why Do Horizontal Stripes Rule in Maternity Wear?

Jude Stewart answers a question that has plagued women for years: If horizontal stripes make you look fatter, why do they dominate maternity wear? Is it just a cruel conspiracy? The latest research suggests it’s not.

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NODE+chroma: Changing the Way You Work + Design with Color

Imagine if digital and analog color could be simply, objectively interchanged. No matching samples, no worrying over the altering effects of ambient light, screens or perception. This is what George Yu set out to provide with NODE+chroma.

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3 Emerging Pattern Trends

Pattern Observer Michelle Fifis talks about 3 emerging pattern trends that she gleaned from Indigo New York and Printsource New York — leading print shows.

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History For The Price Of Peanuts

I can’t say I think of Planters’ Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little “Paint Book” from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.

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Color Separation at Birth

Does anybody do color separations the old fashioned way with four or more plates, and therefore, four or more separate color proofs? I haven’t seen color “progs” in ages, until the other day in Rome, under my nose, there these were.

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Paul Rand’s Color Endorsement

Paul Rand did not promote himself, but various companies used Paul Rand to promote them. Check out this ad from 1955 involving Du Pont and Mohawk.

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The Ages Of “21″

In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie’s “21″ (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, “The Iron Gate” as a self-promotional tool.