Category Archives: Color and Materials

Student Exhibition at CCS

Congratulations to our graduating students 2016!

After a century of unaltered life, ye olde traditional color forecasting is about 90 years overdue for a tune up.

Says Katie Smith in her Edited article last year.  Enjoy a little bit of history along with some excellent questions about where color forecasting is going.

Edited Luxury Colors

EDITED color software here showing the shades of new product arriving on the luxury market in September 2015

“The old adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ only works so long as whatever ain’t broke stays ain’t broke. And if this is our litmus test, color forecasting fails.

After a century of unaltered life, ye olde traditional color forecasting is about 90 years overdue for a tune up. After all, consider how far color forecasting’s centennial peers like bras, pop-up toasters, talking motion pictures and fortune cookies have come. Well, maybe not fortune cookies.

In the case of color forecasting however, the antiquated process has remained standard practice for making serious decisions in an industry that has otherwise come a long way. Coming back to the fortune cookie, it’d be like turning your love life over to its paper strip advice in the age of Tinder. It just doesn’t click.”

 

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Whirlpool CFM Designers visit CCS

Senior Manager for Color, Finish and Material Design Studio at Whirlpool Corporation,  Jessica McConnell and CFM Designer Fei Wang visited the Color + Materials Design Studio last Friday. Jessica and Fei shared their vast range of experiences with the  students who were also able to present their portfolios and learn about professional practice in the field.

 

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Left to Right – Sally Erickson Wilson, Jessica McConnell, Fei Wang and Kelly Slank

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How Linen is Made

An education on Linen from  the website – Deck Towel

http://www.decktowel.com/pages/how-linen-is-made-from-flax-to-fabric

“Technically linen is a vegetable! Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, or Linum usitatissimum.”

 

Linum usitatissimum--one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Linum usitatissimum–one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

 

 

 

 

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101 Female Illustrators From India Whose Work Will Leave You Speechless: Part II

Polka Cafe features Roma Rupani Color + Materials Design Student  2017

Polka Cafe features Roma Rupani Color + Materials Design Student 2017

 

 

A recent post on the website http://www.polkacafe.com featured our own Color + Materials Design first year student Roma Rupani.  Roma graduated from MAEER’S MIT-ID in Pune India with a degree in Graphic Design.

“When we showcased the woman illustrators story last year, we had only one objective in mind – to bridge the gap between women and art in India. There are many path-breaking female artists in this country, but they are not celebrated enough, (but neither are male illustrators, but we will keep that discussion for some other time). And, since today is Woman’s Day – a day where we celebrate woman from all over the world, we could not think of  a better time to celebrate woman and art together. In this story we look at 101 more woman illustrators (in no particular order) that are breaking barriers in the illustrative art genre”.

http://www.polkacafe.com/top-woman-illustrators-in-india-2507.html