Swirls, leaves, lines and flourishes: I love the old-fashioned use of decorative touches on functional items. Aren’t these beautiful?
1. An elaborate letter A. From here.
2. A beautiful little ad. From Paper Scraps.
3. An ornate texture, from PlayingWithBrushes Flickr feed.
4. Printed initials in rich black. From here.
5. A bold yet delicate border. From PlayingWithBrushes.
Posted by thefty on 12/06/2012
‘CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta,yellow, and key (black).’
These colours can be printed as pure solid blocks, or spread more thinly to make a whole rainbow of colours. However, the four colours have developed a sort of cult image in the design world. Have a look:
1. A CMYK colour wheel made of records. By Jan T. Sott
2. CMYK typesetting in this poster by ohdearmolly (you can buy it here)
3. Halloween costume of dreams (for design nerds). Photo by AJ Candy, who clearly gets invited to all the best parties.
4. CMYK crochet doilies? Why the hell not? Buy them here.
5. I took this photo in East London, and it inspired this post.
Posted by thefty on 02/03/2012
Photo #1 (below) was taken in the kitchen of my old flat. I keep going back to that shot, marvelling at the magical combo of light and colour. Here are five photos based on those punchy tropical hues.
1. Breakfast time at ‘the castle’ (aka ex-council block). I took this one.
2. This is another of my own photos, taken at the Fashion & Textile Museum. I want to turn this photo into a dress. Somehow.
3. House of Doll Spray painted Metallic shoes. Check out that sunset spectrum! These would preferably be worn all at once, by an eight-legged beast.
4. Sparkles and stripes. (From here. Original source unknown.)
5. This is a photo I took of my mango + banana muffins. They were just as blinding on the taste buds.
What are your favourite colour combinations?
Posted by thefty on 25/01/2012