The 1980s is the period of multi-style fashion, especially for young people in the United States. From hairstyles to clothes, everything looked pretty rock. Here below are some fashion styles you could catch in American teen girls in this era. Continue reading »
Here are stunning color photos taken by photographer Don Terpstra that documented the life at Renaca beach, Chile in the 1980s. Continue reading »
Many of the 12 million people who entered the US through New York’s Ellis Island wore traditional dress from their homelands. The early 1900s images by chief registry clerk Augustus Francis Sherman have been brought to life by colorists at Dynamichrome. The photos will form part of a book called The Paper Time Machine, by Wolfgang Wilding and Jordan Lloyd, which is currently being crowdsourced.
An Italian woman circa 1910 wearing a traditional homespun dress and shawl. (Photo by Augustus Francis Sherman/New York Public Library/The Guardian) Continue reading »
Julia Riordan is a creator/street-artist who discovered her passion for crochet and knitting at the age of 10. Since that time she has continually explored the field of knitwear, enjoyed seeing it become her passion, and now the real thing. In 2012 Julia launched her own knitwear label, Julia Rio, specializing in unique, colorful beanies. Continue reading »
Designers, are you looking for new color palettes to work with? If you are, you might want to check out the following post by Poppie Pack, senior graphic designer at Canva. In the article, she introduces us to 20 inspiring color palettes that you can use to represent your brand or website. From cool and warm tones to strong and bold hues, Pack’s selection of color palettes will definitely leave you feeling inspired. Continue reading »
The beaches of Brazil must be counted as among the best in the world. Canada-based photographer Blake Smith strolled along Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana and others in Rio with his trusty Nikon in hand photographing the beach scenes in 1978. Lots of interesting activity on Rio’s superb beaches Continue reading »
Color sets the tone and mood of a film before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Directors Lilly and Lana Wachowski used a green tint in The Matrix (1999) to create a mood palette that was suggestive of the early monochrome computer monitors. Yellow was used in Kill Bill (2003) to depict Uma Thurman’s character’s madness and instability. Romantic comedies use pastel shades like beige, pink and lilac. Sci-fi and cyborg films use shades of blue, grey and green. Teal and orange seem to be the trend in Hollywood nowadays, especially in movie adaptations of graphic novels and comic books. Continue reading »
The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer’s sons in 1948. Continue reading »
The America We Lost: 77 Amazing Color Photographs Of People Living In 1950s You’ve Probably Never Seen
The United States in the 1950s experienced marked economic growth – with an increase in manufacturing and home construction amongst a post-World War II economic boom. Here’s a great collection of color photographs that will take you down memory lane and have you think about those happy golden days in the 1950s. Continue reading »
Fred Herzog was born in Germany in 1930. Immigrating to Canada in 1952, he took odd jobs wherever he could find them. He rented a place at a rooming house, which is where he met Ferro Shelley Marincowitz, a South African who also happened to be a medical photographer. Herzog had an interest in photography; his camera was one of the few items he brought with him from Germany. Marincowitz encouraged that interest and soon they found a basement suite where they built a darkroom for both of them to share. Continue reading »
Andy Martin Architecture were asked by their clients, a family with two young sons, to design the renovation of their home in London. A mostly white play area was included in the renovation, but it also received a pop of fun color from some rainbow stairs, where each stair is a different color. Continue reading »
The summers seemed brighter, the weather warmer, the days more leisurely. The First World War—”the war to end all wars”—was long over and the 1920s began as a decade of great prosperity. But by the 1925, the years of plenty were over. The gap between rich and poor widened, with unemployment rife and beggars—many old soldiers—a common sight on the cities’ streets. Continue reading »
Artist Nikolai Tolsty thoughtfully joins forces with Mother Nature to produce artwork displaying an all-natural twist. Using paper as his medium of choice, the artist carves out a sleek animal silhouette on each sheet and proceeds to photograph the said cutout, superimposed on the world around him.
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These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its opening year of 1955, will make you wish you had a time machine.
Guests running towards Sleeping Beauty Castle. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)
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Models showcase a design on the catwalk during the eighth Jember Fashion Carnival on August 2, 2009 in Jember, East Java, Indonesia. World Unity was the theme for this year’s carnival, which featured more than 400 models parading along Jember’s longest street. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Runners participate in the”Color Run” across the streets of Santiago. (AFP) Continue reading »
At some level, we might all be conscious of the associations we’ve created between colors and genders. Blue is for boys, and pink is for girls, right? A project by South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon is exploring these associations, and presenting results that are surprising for showing how deeply that idea has been ingrained. Continue reading »
These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944. Continue reading »