23 January 2013 @ 08:36 am
H. W. Johns' miniature color chart for schools & families  
H. W. Johns' miniature color chart for schools & families [front]
 
 
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Snuowl_eyes_4ever on January 23rd, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Those colors look a little...off.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 24th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
Because it's not really true what the poster says. You need Cyan, Magenta and Yellow as primary colors to really get the red, blue, green, yellow etc of the rainbow. For example, red is not "primary" but a combination of Magenta+Yellow.
Snuowl_eyes_4ever on January 24th, 2013 09:54 am (UTC)
I was thinking more along the lines that their violet looks totally grey.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 24th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Violet is notoriously difficult to produce, but in this case I think it may be due to fading. Each of the primary ink colors fade at different rates so complex colours will go through various color changes as the component colors slowing all give way to white.
Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate: stones_nicolai_ on January 23rd, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Nice, thanks!

What's the ASBESTOS under-printed behind the masthead at the bottom about? Is that part of the original or added later?
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 24th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
Johns was the precursor company to the Johns-Manville asbestos conglomerate. The modern Johns-Manville entity was the result of the merger of two early construction products manufacturers. At the young age of 21, Henry Ward Johns had already patented asbestos roofing and insulation products. He founded the H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company in New York City.

In 1901, H. W. Johns Manufacturing and Manville Covering Co. merged to form H. W. Johns-Manville Company. In 1926, the company was renamed Johns Manville Corporation.

We all know what happened to Johns-Manville in the end.
Your Deadbeat Neighbor: Lonely Satelliteencapsulate on January 23rd, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
You kids remember learning about Roy G. Bov in school?

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Olive, and Violet.
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on January 24th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
It was ROY G BIV: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, INDIGO, and Violet
Good grief, it's a running gag: craftylady_ganesh on January 25th, 2013 03:11 am (UTC)
Fading aside, it's still a pretty ad.
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