innovation | Visual Magnetics is a materials innovation company focused on transformative, magnetic surface design for walls. Visual Magnetics’ unique magnetic wide-format materials can be used in a multitude of applications, each custom designed, printed, and easily adaptable.
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As part of their ongoing collaboration with Ellen Van Dusen of DUSEN DUSEN, the designer's latest site-specific installation using Visual Magnetics's magnetic textiles is now on display at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Van Dusen's large-scale installation is located in the museum's Pepperman Family Art Studio, and created using her instantly-recognizable aesthetic of vibrant colors and abstract shapes.
The installation for the CMA was designed like a coloring book - the background is black with outlines of objects, characters and patterns, which have become characters in their own right. The magnetic second layer is versions of those characters that are colored in. Guests can match the colored object with its corresponding outline, or create their own vignettes using the characters.
innovation | Design duo Ima Moteki wants to change the way kids learn about color. They’ve created a set of “Nameless Paints” whose colors are simply identified by just that – their color. In addition to rejecting labels, the paints also teach color theory.
It’s a radical new way of getting kids to intuitively understand color and remove the preconceptions that names like “green” and “blue” create.
“By not assigning names to the colors we want to expand the definition of what a color can be, and the various shades they can create by mixing them,” explains Yusuke Imai.
Instead of names, each tube in the 10-color paint set is identified by one or more circles of color. For tubes with more than one circle, the size of the circle indicates the proportion of paint that were mixed to create the resulting color.
Nameless Paints are a fun way to explore how color works !