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Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Geometry of Style

You can't go wrong putting together right-angled shapes of different colors any which way you want. That's really all there is to this uncredited tie of 1970-ish vintage, though it is distinctive for being made of silk and not polyester. The next level of complexity would be for the shapes to overlap and have their colors blend; next would be introducting diagonals; and finally, curved shapes. If I had thought about it ahead of time I probably could have illustrated that progression in consecutive posts; but I didn't. But now that I've thought of it I can start putting a set together for a future theme week. (Anything that gives me an excuse to handle ties!)

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