White, off-white, eggshell, muted beige, the journey to bring you the perfect tone of neutral started with the "Colormen." In a time when you can walk down an aisle of color swatches and the options are an endless supply of minute differences, the idea never crosses your mind of where these colors came from. Our eye can see them and so they are. But the colors were brought to our storefronts starting with the expeditions of colormen. Colormen were tradesmen who traveled far and wide in search for that perfect tone. Men dedicated to such a craft before it was easy to press mix on an industrial machine they combined insect wings with oil, liquified radioactive elements, and grave robbed mummies for embalming fluids. The Harvard Library is committed to the originals and houses and protects these historic pigments and their stories. Read more at ...
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It is rare to see something so true of form that it's inception is unattached to anything else than it's creation. Katie Paterson is an artist who dedicates her artwork to the art itself, leaving herself aside and the completion of the artwork forming after she has long since died. In her most recent work "Future Library" 1,000 saplings were planted this year, in 2014, and in 100 years these saplings will be transformed into books and a library to house them. Each year until its creation an author will be selected to create a new text for this project. Nestled within Norway a forest is growing a "Future Library."