Wednesday, January 23, 2008

when sample chips look like a painting...

eastman plastics catalog

kupka painting

top: photo of an employee of the eastman plastics company working with the "color library" of "tenite butyrite, tenite acetate, and tenite polyethylene", from a 1950's catalog. the catalog claims eastman manufactured these plastics in over 39,000 different colors. the catalog design is a stunner, looking very much like the work of lester beall...

bottom: painting entitled "cathedral" by frantisek kupka from 1912.

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Anonymous billy g said...

i love sample chips, industrial color pallettes. little pantone binders filled w/subtle shades.

objects Josef Albers would appreciate...great for experimenting w/contrast and harmony. sometimes, I try to make music in such a simple manner. sometimes!

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