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Sep 12
Flying Start by The Blackbyrds, 1974
Photo by Dereck Higgins
Submitted by Angela Wyman

Flying Start by The Blackbyrds, 1974
Photo by Dereck Higgins
Submitted by Angela Wyman


Sep 12
Fifteen years after abandoning a proud tradition, we are pleased to see that Apple will once again produce a beige computer. Too much sparkle, though.

Fifteen years after abandoning a proud tradition, we are pleased to see that Apple will once again produce a beige computer. Too much sparkle, though.


Jul 14
“Main and end titles for director Miguel Arteta’s 2011 comedy Cedar Rapids. ITC Souvenir is completely appropriate for the tone and setting of the film. The color is just right too.” — Fonts In Use

“Main and end titles for director Miguel Arteta’s 2011 comedy Cedar Rapids. ITC Souvenir is completely appropriate for the tone and setting of the film. The color is just right too.” — Fonts In Use


Jul 13

Beige Series, Miles Aldridge, 2010
(Submitted by Norman Hathaway.)

First appeared in Vogue Italia Beauty, 2010. Images via Steven Kasher Gallery, Rizzoli International, The Cuse Clothes Line


Dec 5
Olivetti GIGANT (by Georg Sommeregger of www.typewriters.ch)

Olivetti “Gigant” typewriter. So called because of its huge typeface. Made in Brazil. Distributed in Germany by Vorspann-Werbung, Heilbronn. Courtesy of Alfred Wehner 2012.

Olivetti GIGANT (by Georg Sommeregger of www.typewriters.ch)

Olivetti “Gigant” typewriter. So called because of its huge typeface. Made in Brazil. Distributed in Germany by Vorspann-Werbung, Heilbronn. Courtesy of Alfred Wehner 2012.


Nov 26
1964 Velocette Vogue (via Classic British Motorcycles)

1964 Velocette Vogue (via Classic British Motorcycles)


Nov 25
“The Pantone company, which Apple used to specify colors for its plastic, had more than two thousand shades of beige. ‘None of them were good enough for Steve,’”
Apple Executive Mike Scott in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs (via Patch Hofweber)

Oct 2

Mannesman Scangraphic machines of the 1980s: the ultimate in beige sophistication. (Brochure scan courtesy Global Type)


Dec 12
Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur:

Coiffure de Roma
Tampa, FloridaAndy Callahan

A strip mall salon that tried.

Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur:

Coiffure de Roma
Tampa, Florida
Andy Callahan

A strip mall salon that tried.

(via fleurs-coiffeur-liqueur)


Dec 7

browncar:

putthison:

For auction in Los Angeles: designer Raymond Loewy’s personal Studebaker Avanti. One of the most stunningly beautiful cars ever created. If you’re unfamiliar with Loewy, you may know some of what he designed: the Coke bottle, the Greyhound bus, the Shell logo and the Lucky Strike package, among others.

A brown (ok, beige) Avanti? Raymond Loewy knew what was up.

Even if he didn’t like the Citroen DS.


Nov 9

Oct 31



“Published 8 times a year, the Beige Book is prepared by one of the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks. The report is actually fairly readable for a government document, and gives a concise snapshot of our economic picture. It is the government’s version of an economic Cliff Notes. Incidentally, they call it the “Beige Book” because — ready for this? — the cover is beige.”

— Kim Luu

Though the color of the Beige Book’s cover appears to be common knowledge, Beige Blog could find no photographic evidence of the physical document itself anywhere on the Internet. We cannot, therefore, conclusively confirm or deny the actual beigeness of the Beige Book.


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