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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As the nights grow longer, I dream of Gray Malin's Dream Series. Inspired by the story of a Scottish sheep farmer who colored his sheep he heard as a boy, Malin collaborated with an Australian family of sheep herders to create a technicolor sheep series. The work seeks to inspire others to dream big and stand out from the crowd. Twenty percent of all proceeds from this series will go to the Make A Wish Foundation, helping all children achieve their dreams. My dreams have been taken over with vivid coloration after viewing this series and the incredible inception behind it. What do you dream of?