Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here's Another One

There is something so satisfying about this process. It's like having unlimited Colorforms. I'd like to have this one on fabric.

Colorforms were invented in 1951 when two art students, Harry and Patricia Kislevitz, began experimenting with flexible vinyl as an alternative to paint. Colorforms were one of the first brands in the toy industry to be advertised ("It's more fun to play the Colorforms way!") on television. I loved the colorful basic shapes set as a child. Didn't you?

Paul Rand (designer of the IBM, UPS and General Electric logos) created the Colorforms logo.


MrCachet said...

I looked around on the Rand site and could not find the Colorforms logo. I don't remember them, but I had oil and watercolors (+ colored pencils) by then. I really enjoy what you do with these basic repeating patterns.

AnitaNH said...

Thanks, Dave. There is something very meditative about the repetition. My plan is to make one on a 30x30 inch canvas using my printer to create the multiple elements.

Colorforms is six lines down on the right on the logo page.

MrCachet said...

It looks like a Playskool character!

Thanks for the helpful hint!