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  • 02 Jun 2010

    Colour me beautiful

    One of the best things about Irish country towns is the riot of colour. Streets of terraced houses and shops each painted a different, often garish colour. Colours that individually might be tacky and cheap looking (and indeed I suspect they might often have been chosen based on what was the cheapest colour on offer in the local hardware shop) the kind of colours a child would pick, but seen together, the effect is joyful and charming and delightful. And with our grey weather, we need the colourful lift.

    So I've often worried that as we got wealthier, and our tastes became more "sophisticated" as we all watched home and garden design shows on the telly, that we might see a creeping "tasteful" greying of Irish towns, and our fun, vibrant, gaudy pallets replaced by an inoffensive blandness of middle class beige and taupe. But while there has definitely been a bit of that - you definitely see less electric yellow and "kelly" green - thankfully our love of brash colour seems to be more deeply embedded than Wallpaper Magazine.

     

    And we're not alone. In fact, we seem to be ahead of the curve if these two separate stories are anything to go by.

    Two Dutch artists went to the favelas of Brazil to film an MTV documentary about hip-hop music, but when the filming was finished they decided to stay and started an organisation called Favela Painting, dedicated to "bringing outrageous art to unexpected places". One of their most ambitious projects is to paint one of Rio's favelas in uplifting bright colour with the help of local youth, and the results so far are gorgeous.

    This is the design for what they hope to achieve.

     (via FlavorWire)

    Separately, the Lets Colour Project is is "a worldwide initiative to transform grey spaces with vibrant colour. A mission to spread colour all over the world" that is working with local communities across the globe.

    This short video of the project's work was shot by award winning director Adam Berg over four weeks in Brazil, France, London and India. The locations are real and remain transformed and the people are from the local communities.

     

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    • Posted By Panti 02 Jun 2010 20:18

      @ Will. I just Google searched for Irish streets, no idea what towns. But regardless, I didn't say "small" - just "town", so Corkonian size queens can relax.

    • Posted By Will 02 Jun 2010 18:35

      Panti, That colourful Irish town shot you are using is one of the side street of Cork City, like. I don't think calling Cork a small town will make you popular when you come over.

      Link http://WillKnott.ie

    • Posted By Graham 02 Jun 2010 09:22

      I love colourful Irish towns. We forget, all too often, how beautiful, quirky and unique the smallest towns and villages can be in Ireland. Why aren't we making more of this? We even have a minister for tourism! It's so frustrating the lack of creativity in marketing Ireland and in promoting and encouraging tourism.

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