Sunday, March 2, 2014

Vintage Color Palette - Greetings from North Chicago

Vintage Color Palette - Greetings from Chicago - Ponyboy Press blog

This is a pretty pastel palette from a postcard sent in 1948. The message on this postcard is a gem and just as great as the image. It's like a poem on it's own, as is. It was sent from Pennsylvania to Maryland on 3/31/48. It reads:

Dear Schulers,

Congress has declared war on the termites. It will cost about $250 and the war will last two and a half days. Mom wants me to buy ten more chicks since she has to bother with a few. One went to chick heaven already. It's raining, but mom is washing the clothes. Erwin left a white shirt, the one with the book of chances. Anne called Andy yesterday, Dobby had pneumonia.
Love, Joe

At the top it says:  J.M.J.F. I wonder what that means.

The hex colors of this palette are from left to right: f8c7a1, aabb78, 95b0c3, c3bdce

Vintage Color Palette - You're a Cat

Vintage Color Palettes - Circa 1970 Cat postcard - Ponyboy Press blog
If you're looking for a bright colorful palette inspired by the late 60's and early 70's here is one for you. This vintage postcard doesn't have a date, but they began publishing in 1965 and they put out a lot of colorful comedy hippie and swinger type cards. I got a few of them when I got this one.

To me, this palette of turquoise, magenta, yellow and green is a unique collection of a specific version of these colors popular from the time.The turquoise has a little more green in it and is a bit softened. The magenta is super saturated and clear, the yellow has a good amount of orange in it and is dense and the green has more yellow in it - a version that was used a lot during that time. If you want the hex code numbers they are from left to right: 3ca9b4, d91d6e, ffd337, 69b643.

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