Bauhaus design: Color Tops

Via BoingBoing, here are some handsome color-mixing tops available from Fawn and Forest. Apparently designed in the 1920s by Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, they’re quite similar to older ones made by game-maker, color theorist, and kindergarten advocate Milton Bradley.

I’ve recently been unearthing some fascinating accounts of tops like these (specifically Milton Bradley models) being used by anthropologists and other researchers to help create classificatory systems of peoples’ skin pigmentation. One (of several) sources that discuss this is Werner Sollors’ Neither black nor white yet both.

Bauhaus design: Color Tops

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