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).
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£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.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
CFPR Editions functions as a publishing studio of limited edition prints and multiples. The studio primarily publishes digital prints using technologies such as inkjet, UV, 3D printing and laser cutting. The focus on new print technologies in the field of fine art printmaking places CFPR Editions within a unique area of the print publishing art market. Work published by CFPR Editions features a number of early career and established artists ensuring a diverse range of styles and approaches when realizing ideas in print.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
All 144 of Captain Haddock's beards from Herge's book 'The Crab With the Golden Claws', the first Tintin book in which the Captain appears.
Traced from the book and arranged sequentially, the beards chart the tumultuous ups and downs of the drunken sailor all the way through the story.
A signed and numbered edition of 10 one colour screenprints on imperial size (55.9 x 76.2cm) somerset satin paper.
£40 plus £8 postage UK & worldwide.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
I have recently been invited by CFPR Editions to produce a limited edition print at the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, UK. The current edition is a 30 year colour visualisation of British Vogue magazine covers.
As the worlds most influential fashion magazine, Vogue acts as an ideal barometer for colour trends. Making use of British Vogue's own online online cover archive I use free software to extract the five commonest colours from each cover and chart them, in Illustrator, by percentage. Arranging these charts into a timeline we begin to see trends emerge - seasonal variations and also in the longer term, a gradual fashion for lighter hues.
In my 30 years of British Vogue covers visualisation each column is a year beginning with September (the start of the fashion year) at the top and working backwards to October at the bottom. 1981 is on the right and the timeline runs through to 2011 on the left.
Image from Paul Laidler's blog, Just Press P "digitally mediated artifacts and extensions of print".