Wednesday, 24 September 2014
|Georges Braque 1901-09|
Braque - 20cm W x 25cm H fine art inkjet print on smooth 225gsm white archival cotton paper. Signed and numbered limited edition of 35. £38 including international shipping.
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Matisse 1901 - 1909 (Left) / Picasso 1901 - 1909 (Right)
In 1906 Matisse met Picasso.The two became lifelong friends as well as rivals and are often compared. Read clockwise, these colour timelines chart the progress of each artist's colour palette from 1901 -1909.
Can you identify Picasso's infamous 'blue period'?
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Each pack contains 6 postcards including:
1 x British Vogue 2001 - 2011
1 x Picasso 1901 - 1909
1 x Wild Things
1 x Caterpillar
1 x World Cup Final 2014 - Germany v Argentina
1 x World Cup 2014 - Mexico v Cameroon
The Colourstory postcards are A6 size (105mm H x 148mm W) and printed on smooth high white 300gsm card. Title, description and contact details printed on reverse, otherwise blank.
£10 including international shipping.
Monday, 4 August 2014
|Picasso 1901 - 1909|
The evolution of Picasso's palettes come to life in this 20cm W x 25cm H fine art inkjet print made using archival inks and paper.
This brand new limited edition print charts the great artists' oil paintings from 1901 to 1909. His most commonly accepted periods during this time are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909).
Signed and numbered in a limited edition of 35.
£38 including international postage.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
|David and Arthur being interviewed by Channel 4 news|
We were among about 150 other artists and programmers who took part, working in teams or alone, to create art from data over 24 hours.
The piece we made uses RGB LED's called NeoPixels which display the main colours in a painting. Our light sculpture is a chronological representation of the Tate's painting archive which takes about an hour to cycle through the collection of 4500 images.
More on what we came up with here.
Friday, 13 June 2014
|Some of the great rewards we will be offering to those who back our Kickstarter campaign|
On June 19th I am excited to be launching a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Raising money to build a web platform which will enable anyone to personally create beautiful colour timelines using any set of images at the touch of a button, the campaign will run for thirty days.
Follow @Colourstoryapp to keep up to date with the project!
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Here's three brand new colour trend timelines that I'm releasing as limited editions of 50, printed on Somerset Velvet 225gsm fine art paper using archival UV inkjet inks.
They're a tribute to three classic children's books - The Snowman, Where the Wild Things Are and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Using custom software, I've reduced each page in all three books to it's main five colours proportionally according to size, then arranged each resulting chart in sequence.
As well as the dramatic difference in each illustrator's palette, narrative information such as day and night times are revealed - if you look closely you can even tell what kind of fruits the Caterpillar ate for breakfast.
Free worldwide postage.
Snowman - Limited edition of 50 signed and numbered 50cm (H) x 50cm (W) printed on Somerset Velvet 225gsm fine art paper using archival UV inkjet inks. £50.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
|British, Italian, U.S and Paris Vogue colour trend visualisation prints by Arthur Buxton |
on display at the Northern Print Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.
my Vogue series at Christie's Multiplied.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
|'Paris Vogue Covers 1981 - 2011' (Detail)|
REACT at the Watershed Bristol's amazing Pervasive Media Studio have just announced funding for a new research project that sees myself and Dr Paul Laidler working together to explore the field of colour trend visualization. The collaboration will investigate target audiences and scope the development of easy-to-use software to engage users with the world around them through colour. Hold tight for more updates!
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Limited edition of 50 signed and numbered A2 42 cm (W) x 59.4 cm (H) archival UV inkjet prints on fine art cotton paper. £40 each including worldwide postage.
Limited edition of 20 signed and numbered A1 59.4 cm (W) x 84.9 cm (H) archival UV inkjet prints on fine art cotton paper. £65 each including worldwide postage.
Friday, 4 January 2013
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
|Ten Years, Ten Artists print (framed) Limited edition of 50.|
You can still get it direct from me here or you can buy it from Howkapow here along with all their other stylish designer goodies. If you're in Bristol be sure to visit their wonderful new shop.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Monday, 23 July 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Ten extraordinary years of art history - the Impressionists, Neo - Impressionists and Post - Impressionists were responsible for a revolution in color. Within this colour trend visualisation, each chart represents an individual painting with the five most prominent colours shown proportionally.
Signed and numbered limited edition of 50 printed on 170gsm coated matte paper using archival inkjet inks. A2 size (594 x 420 mm / 23.4 x 16.5 in).
* The paypal button below has been fixed (20/12/12)
£40 including shipping.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Aside from seasonality and longer term changes in colour trends, other, more quantitative data is evidenced. By looking at ‘Paris Vogue Covers 1981 - 2011’ (Below, running right-left) we can see a sudden change in tones which occurs in late 1987. Colombe Pringle became the magazine's editor-in-chief in December 1987. The colours undergo a sudden change again in 1994 when Joan Juliet Buck, an American, was named Pringle's successor.
Friday, 6 April 2012
Trance - 25 cm (w) x 28.5 cm (h). Model Daphne Groeneveld on the cover of Paris Vogue in a trance like state for a Tom Ford photo shoot.
Delaunay raster printed as a full colour CMYK screen print on the French (oh so smooth) Arches cotton paper. Signed and numbered limited edition of 10.
£30 each including shipping.
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Spending so much time on colour trend analysis, its easy to forget that I went to university to learn how to be an illustrator, so it was really nice to be commissioned by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Maryland, to do these editorial pieces, especially as I enjoy learning about all things sciency in my spare time (mostly via the excellent Guardian Science Weekly podcast). The folks at the HHMI were lovely people to work for. Busted out the Wacom tablet.
As you can probably tell, these where both about genetics. The one on the right was also about the mouses ability to measure time using its acute sense of smell.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Vogue magazine covers act as an ideal barometer for charting colour trends. These are by far the biggest colour trend visualisations I've attempted so far and in fact they're still a work in progress with a Vogue Italia version to come. From top to bottom is British Vogue, Vogue Paris and U.S. Vogue. Within each piece the small bar charts show the five most prominent colours, proportionally, in an individual Vogue cover. Each column is a year starting with September and working down to October at the bottom. The columns run from 1981 on the right working across to 2011 on the left. So that's 5 x 12 x 30 x 3 colours in total! (with the exception of a few covers which I couldn't find on the web and a few French ones that are duplicates) What's immediately obvious is the differences in overall national colour palettes. The most striking trend is the recent preference for paler colours, which is evident on all three charts. Seasonal trends are more subtle. The Paris edition is mostly published only 10 times a year which shows up as duplicated rows in August and January.
I'm looking forward to seeing what colours Italy brings. These are available to buy as fine art prints over at CFPR Editions.