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Friday, August 26, 2005

Caveman Modern

Or, what would happen if NASA scientists got together at a Tiki bar in 1960 to re-engineer the animal skin print? The 50's and 60's seem to have been a fertile period in the creation of designs that were at once primitive and modern. Today's tie is glorious, woven, 100% polyester from D'Zio. There are interesting patterns woven into the gold shapes, which may be barely visible in the large version of the picture. I have the same tie in a magenta and pink palette as well!

And as for primitive, I just discovered a Mexican firm called Piñeda Covalin (Flash site) that makes textile goods (including ties, of course) featuring ancient Mexican and Central and South American patterns, and more contemporary art as well.

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