colors call for entries
Work that uses some (not all, but at least three) of the colors below. (Plus black and white.) Any medium, any format, any style. Just use these colors. Submission deadline is August 15th. Show opens September 1 and runs through the end of the month.
The palette comes from the the port of Seattle as viewed from in and around our neighborhood, Pioneer Square. More specifically, these are the colors of the shipping containers at Terminals 46 and 30. But this color palette (or some minor variation thereof) is recognizable all across the globe where these large shipping lines operate. For this exhibition – as yet untitled – we’re interested in exploring how this specific color scheme came to be, how and why it varies historically and geographically, and what this focused consideration of color might tell us about larger issues, the global economy, etc. To that end, we’ve been busy compiling research that we intend to turn into data visualizations or infographics. When we have a neater presentation of our information, we’ll post it here, but if in the meantime you’re interested in seeing or contributing to our research (or using it to make your own info visualizations!) you can access it here. If you’d like to contribute or see the info organized another way, please get in touch.
NOTE: Work submitted for this exhibition does not have to be “about” shipping or ports in any way, it just has to use the limited color palette.
Below is the flyer that’s posted on our front door, with little tear-off tabs for all the different colors. Stop by the space if you’d like to get some. You can also save the image and open with your favorite editing program to copy the colors digitally. Or, email email@example.com if you need precise hex codes, RGB, or paint system codes.
Or, download the pdf here: FICTILIS colors flyer