Friday, April 9, 2010

PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise is the Color of 2010

"In many cultures, Turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that to many people, Turquoise represents an escape, taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting – even if it is only a fantasy."
This is actually very close to the color of my bedroom. The color adds brightness and depth to the room and looks great with the contrast of orange pillows and a yellow telephone.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Art That Needs No Hook or Pedestal

 MoMa aquires the @ symbol.

"The acquisition, Ms. Antonelli said, “relies on the assumption that physical possession of an object as a requirement for an acquisition is no longer necessary, and therefore it sets curators free to tag the world and acknowledge things that ‘cannot be had’ — because they are too big (buildings, Boeing 747’s, satellites), or because they are in the air and belong to everybody and to no one, like the @.”"

Despite Changes, There's Little to Love in 2012 Olympics Logo

 The logo for the London 2012 has caused quite a reaction to the point of giving people seizures! Others claim that they see Lisa Simpson.

Take a look at the New York Times article to see different versions of the logo

What are your thoughts?