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Beyond The Red White and Blue: A Look At Color and The Olympic Games

07/14/21 specs+spaces staff

We’re taking a look back at past Olympic games - from their logos, to their athletic wear, and the ceremonies themselves - to explore some of the best and most unexpected Olympic color palettes.

Rainbows in Design: Lois O'Hara

12/22/20 Grace Lennon

During the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows provide much-needed escapism, inspiring happiness, joy and hope. As a result, rainbows are increasingly being incorporated into architecture and design across the globe. Lois O’Hara’s vibrant, colorful installations represents this trend to a T, and comprises mural painting, design and art direction.

Oakland Natives Paint Beauty, Hope In Void Left by Coronavirus

12/01/20 specs+spaces staff

In a recent collaboration, Paint the Void partnered with Bay Together, a Gensler Architecture volunteer group, as as as affordable housing developer Resources for Community Development (RCD), whose future affordable housing site in Oakland was in need of beautification.

Upcycled Paint Project Blossoms at L.A. Mini Farm

10/31/20 specs+spaces staff

A mini farm full of life blooms with even more color thanks to a new mural collaboration with street artist ELLE.

Artist Eric Vozzola’s Mural Opens Portals to New Worlds At Meow Wolf: Las Vegas

09/30/20 specs+spaces staff

The world is in a very different place since the last time we spoke with Vozzola, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the artist’s fervor in creating work with vibrant colors like his new project for immersive and interactive art collective Meow Wolf, this time using Dunn-Edwards ACRI-HUES®, our ultra-low VOC, durable exterior paints, for a massive-scale mural on the side of Meow Wolf’s immersive Las Vegas experience, creatively named Area 15.

Pop Goes The Icon: Tysen Knight Celebrates Palm Springs with Public Art Work

09/21/20 specs+spaces staff

What better way to beautify a city than to start from the ground up, which is exactly what Palm Springs has done with a new public art initiatives. The city, in partnership with the Palm Springs Public Art Commission (PSPAC), invited artist Knight to paint ten benches in his striking colorful pop-art-meets-street-art style.

Summer’s Always in Bloom with This Colorful Palm Springs Lifestyle Brand

08/28/20 specs+spaces staff

Superbloom, a lifestyle company that produces hats, socks, packs and a number of consumer goods in its trademark ten colors, is imbuing Palm Springs with vibrancy all its own.

Sand To Sin: New Neon Museum Mural Highlights Las Vegas History

08/28/20 specs+spaces staff

Multi-media artist James Stanford is no stranger to creating art that merges past and present, reality and fantasy. Now he’s brought this talent to another project, one that features prominently in Las Vegas’ ever-transforming landscape — a new large scale mural entitled, “From The Land Beyond Beyond.”

Rainbows in Design: Ascend with Pride

08/26/20 Grace Lennon

Over the past year, and especially in the time of COVID-19, rainbows inspire happiness, joy and hope. Graphic designer Fallon Kesicier installed New York’s “largest Pride flag” on the steps of the Louis Kahn-designed Four Freedoms State Park to celebrate Pride Month.

Get Serious Color Inspiration courtesy of these Three National Parks

08/06/20 specs+spaces staff

Each of the parks is unique in its own natural beauty and geologic features and so we wondered, what would color palettes inspired by national parks look like?