Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vintage Colour Charts

This is a really beautiful thing, although I'm not entirely sure what the 'thing' is at this point. A green cloth slipcase encloses 6 folded boards, each with a cloth hinge and displaying a beautiful selection of colours on a chart. The title is given as 'The Ostwald Colour Album. A complete collection of colour standards for use in colour specification and the study of colour harmony'. The whole was published by Windsor & Newton of artists' materials fame. I think this is delightful and whilst I can't imagine it will ever sell for the ridiculous prices being asked for a couple of copies on Abebooks at the moment, surely someone else will love it and want it too...

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