Posts Tagged ‘color’

The Evolution of Color in the Lights of Civic Center’s Christmas Tree and City Hall – This is How SFGov “Works”

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

This is how the Christmas Holiday Tree in front of San Francisco City Hall was lit at night back in the aughts:

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Via Steve Rhodes, who, like Visa, is Everywhere You Want To Be.

Do you see a problem? All those gaudy lights in the tree offended certain rich white ladies of San Francisco! They felt all that colour was “not appropriate.” So they imposed their values on the RPD, as they are wont to do, and RPD spent five figures to correct the “problem.”

So that left us with this:

O.K. fine.

Except this lack of color just wasn’t jazzy enough for other certain people.

So then came this:

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Via Julie Blaustein

And now Mayor Willie Brown wants ever more color.

So, the colors came out of the tree in front of City Hall and they went into City Hall itself.

Were these changes “improvements?”

No. But that’s what they were called at the time.

Oh well…

Color Study: 7-Up Soda Truck Shows More of a Mint Green These Days

Friday, November 21st, 2014

You know, instead of a lime green:

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A Riot of Color in Golden Gate Park: Our Dahlia Dell is Still Going Strong, in November

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park had a lot more color back in September, but there are still some flowers there in mid-November. See?

The colors, man – groove on the colors:

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And what’s right around the corner? The flowering plum tree blossoms of January

I suppose December is our worst month for flowers – I’ll look for some around town in a few weeks…

The Goofy-Looking Blue and Green Fire Hydrants of the Remote Outer Richmond District

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Or I suppose they’re really called “suction” hydrants:

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Mondrian House, Outer Outer Sunset District, West of the Western Addition, San Francisco County

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Compare

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A “Pro-Life Across America” Billboard in Oakland: How Being a “Natural Red Head” Says Something About Abortion

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Or not.

I’m at a loss here: 

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And oh yes, TRIGGER WARNING: Ginger.

Crystal Pink Persuasion – This is the Very Definition of Sky Blue Pink – On Oak Looking West

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

“He splashed around and scattered the skilligimink color all over the kitchen, and when his mamma and Susie fished him out, if he wasn’t dyed the most beautiful sky-blue-pink you ever saw!

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The Reason Why the Ponds of Golden Gate Park Look Blue: Because San Francisco Dyes Them That Way?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Not a pretty blue, an unnatural blue.

Other times, these ponds look more green or aqua.

I guess it’s because Rec and Park or whomever wants to cut down on the amount of light going in, but I can’t prove it to you.

Anyway, this pond looks blue to me IRL, if not so much in this photo:

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Orange Bridge, Blue Sky, White Airbus: A Very Nice Graphic From JetBlue

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Don’t you think?

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Oh, and white clouds.

Orange Coit Tower, by Famous Photographer David Yu – Giants Fever 2012 – Licorice and Flame for All to See

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Via David Yu:

The colors of the Orange and Black are, officially, in PANTONE-speak:

PANTONE 19-1102 TCX – “Licorice” [Black]
PANTONE 17-1462 TCX – “Flame” [Orange]
PANTONE 11-0601 TCX – “Bright White” 
PANTONE 17-1044 TCX – “Chipmunk” 
PANTONE 13-0917 TCX – “Italian Straw” 
PANTONE 11-0701 TCX – “Whisper White” 
PANTONE 15-4003 TCX – “Storm Gray”

Did not know that…