Remember how 2009 sucked? Of course you do, as it is still sucking. Brace yourselves, because today comes uncertain-making news about 2010 and its various qualities. Yes, it's the color of the year. Turquoise, says Pantone, as they do each year now at this time. Because, they say: "Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing." Sure, those are my associations with turquoise-not that road trip through southwestern America's reservation system, where I was frequently chased by packs of wild dogs around smoldering mountains of grade-A American garbage. Notes one blogger: "Cause of death: Barfing." Also, questions. Questions such as: Pantone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Inc., is still in business? Doing what-helping us pick bizarrely-copyrighted colors for all our many print publications?
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009