Friday, 20 September 2013

The News in 1963

  • Wednesday September 4th For the first time, black students register at white schools in the still-segregated state of Alabama in the southern United States.
  • Monday September 9th, US television begins half-hour 'presenter-led' evening news programmes.
  • Friday September 20th At the United Nations, US President Kennedy announces a joint mission to the Moon with the Soviet Union. The future was definitely on the way...

What Colour Is That?

Lawrence Herbert, a young part time employee at a printers near New York, had spent six years refining a new system of coloured inks and by September 30th 1963, had bought the printing company and introduced his standardized colour matching system, which he named: Pantone. The system was soon widely adopted by graphic designers and reproduction and printing houses throughout the world. Posters like this, one of hundreds of different colours, became the fashionable, minimalist wall decoration of choice in the Chelsea pads of photographers, designers, artists and the 'In Crowd'.