Tag Archives: Colour

Kelsey Wroten – Illustration

This was love at first click! As soon as we saw these we had to share them! Kelsey Wroten is an illustrator originally from Kansas City, who now lives and works in New York.

We love her loose, energetic style and wild forms that she creates using coloured pencils. There is just so much going on in this work and it’s all so exciting!

Visit Wroten’s site here.

See more about Wroten here:


Haejin Park – Illustration

Haejin Park graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and is already making her mark as a freelance illustrator. We love her bright colours, vibrant energy and sense of whimsy.

Park is one to watch and we cannot wait to see where her career takes her. Please make a children’s book!

Mervyn O’Gorman – Early Autochrome Photographs

Mervyn O’Gorman was an early pioneer of photography in the days when colour was just coming in. Here we see a number of portraits of his teenage daughter, colourised with the autochrome process. We love the dreamy, somehow timeless feel of these photographs. Beautiful images!

To learn more about autochrome, check out the wikipedia page here.

Dulux – Colourless Future

We just featured an ad with a dystopian future and it seems we may have uncovered a bit of a trend here. Here’s a new TVC for Dulux UK that imagines a future where the very colour has been sucked out of our lives, with nothing but white as far as the eye can see.

There is also an interactive video on their website that you can check out here.

As people who deal with colour every day, we cannot let our future become so dull! Get some colour in your life today!

Painting an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro

We love colour, we know what it can do for people’s lives. And we love it when people have big scary ideas that can make a real difference.

The art team Haas&Hahn, working out of Holland have put together a Kickstarter to raise funds to plaster and paint an entire favela in Rio de Janeiro. (Favelas are large sprawling slums, similar to South African squatter camps).

It’s a beautiful idea and one we would love to see in South Africa.

The Kickstarter is now closed, but you can check it out here.

For more on Haas&Hahn, check out the video below.