After building three electric guitar bodies out of colored pencils, Burls Art has stepped up his game by making one with more than 2000 individual pencils, nearly doubling his last effort, and incorporating the neck into the same mold as the body. Watching that crystal clear epoxy poured over the pencils is just so satisfying.
Earpods usually come in standard black or white, but the people who wear them come in a medley of flesh tones. Go Air Tones True Wireless Earbuds are the first to recognize the skin we’re in by developing earbuds in an affordable range of seven neutral colors to blend in harmony with the wearer.
If you look back over the work of Guillermo del Toro, you’ll notice that he often creates scenes in monochrome palettes. Luís Azevedo of Little White Lies put together this brilliant montage of scenes that illustrate the director’s use of color to set the mood in films like Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and The Shape of Water.
As color arrangements go, we’ve always loved the smooth transitions that occur as hues blend to form a gradient. In this wonderfully satisfying clip from Jukebox Print, watch nine ink globs gradually mix at their on the platen of a printing press in preparation for the paper to roll through.
Swiss Army Knife maker Victorinox now offers their Classic SD and Classic Alox pocket knives in a total of 30 colors. So no matter what your mood or style, there’s one for pocket or keychain. The 7-function Classic SD has ABS plastic scales while the 5-function Classic Alox has embossed aluminum scales.
The guys at DipYourCar are known for selling peel-off Plasti Dip coatings which give cars an eye-catching new look. Here, they show off a unique black pigment that turns clear when exposed to heat, so it exposes the car’s underlying lime green paint when in the sun or splashed with warm water.
DipYouCar is back with another amazing automotive paint job. This time, they covered an Audi with a specialty pigment that packs thermotropic liquid crystals. Like a mood ring, it changes colors with temperature differences. We love how they can play with such crazy ideas thanks to the peelable base coat they spray on first.
Filmmaker daihei shibata presents a satisfying compilation of images that start out with two polarized objects, then fill in the gradations between them to produce a smooth transition. The video expresses how blurring boundaries can expose complexity, diversity, and richness of information.
There’s something so right about Cariuma’s limited-edition sneakers in Classic Blue, Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year. The hue is as timeless as the evolved old-school designs of the OCA Low kicks – and the high-top OCA High. Just unbox and hit the street. They’re comfortable thanks to cushioned support and top-grade canvas.
Here’s a great gift for the artist or designer on your shopping list. This set of official Pantone color bowls comes in an assortment of six vibrant hues. The 4.75″ porcelain bowls are perfect for cereal, ice cream, or soups, and are dishwasher safe. MOMA members get a 20% discount through 11/11/19.
This colorful card game is the perfect gift for graphic designers and other visual artists. The game challenges players to use creativity to assemble abstract images of characters using 15 official Pantone colors. Opponents earn points guessing the images with as few clues as possible.
Who needs a swatch book with thousands of colors when you can make any color you’d like into an unofficial Pantone hue? Studio Cult’s cheeky pin has a square cutout in its center, proudly showing off your choice of fabric color. The perfect gift for designers. Measures 1.125″ x 1″.
Clemens Habicht’s 1000 Colours is a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in which each piece is a unique color. When assembled, it forms a CMYK color chart. Also available in halftone and vibrating color patterns. Save an extra 15% with code SEMIANNUAL in The Awesomer Shop.