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For the Chromapost Social Network go to www.chromapost.net




Chromapost (formerly known as ChromaTweet) is an ongoing nano-blogging project where each post consists of a single color tone. The daily moods, feelings, and experiences are compressed into one piece of information: color.

Rules:
One chromapost per day, every day.
No white (FFFFFF) or black (000000).
The title of every post is the hexadecimal code of the color.

The first Chromapost: 1 April 2009


Chromapost outgrowths include art, sound, data visualization, writings about color and various byproducts.





















28 March 2018
Eight Piano Days



An audio-visual piece that translates eight 'Piano Day' chromaposts into music.





15 October 2017
Chroma Applets



Byproducts of programming experiments for Chromapost.
Sound applications and color games.





10 February 2017
Chromapost Outgrowths 2015-2017



PDF catalog of Chromapost Outgrowths. 78 pages, 5.8 MB





7 December 2016
Chromapost Sound



Translating chromaposts into music.





21 November 2016
Chromapost Liquitex Translations



Chromapost sequences have been rendered with a custom set of Liquitex Basic acrylic paints.





7 November 2016
Becoming a Design Entrepreneur



Chromapost feature in the newbook about design entreprenurship by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.





18 June 2016
Chromapost Translations 2



Chromapost sequences have been rendered with various media with limited sets of colors.





9 June 2016
"Why That Color?" for UP.GRADE



‘Why That Color?’ is series of lectures about color as a cultural phenomenon. (What affects our color perception and how?)
UP.GRADE is postgraduate program of Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in Berlin.





31 May 2016
Chromapost feature in Novum Magazine 06.16







17 May 2016
Chromapost Pigments







14 April 2016
Chromapost Books







15 March 2016
Interview for The Chromologist







5 March 2016
Chromapost Translations



Chromapost sequences have been rendered with various media with limited sets of colors.





1 January 2016
Chromapost Year 2015







22 December 2015
Chromapost October 2015 [Transitions]



Transitions between days/colors of October 2015
Oil pastel on paper
31" x 25"





1 October 2015
Chroma Tarot



Each card from Chroma Tarot is one color.
The symbology of every card from the Major Arcana suit (22 cards) is derived from various Tarot traditions and sources and then summarized into a single color.





29 September 2015
Chromapost 2 Dec 2013 - 5 Jan 2014








5 September 2015
Chromapost [3 September - 7 October 2013] Leftovers



Six pieces made of the leftover paint from
Chromapost [3 September - 7 October, 2013] painting.





27 June 2015
Chromapost at Mapping Knowledge EXPO



"6 Years of Chromapost, Hue Distribution" is featured at Mapping Knowledge exhibition (Mundaneum in Mons, Belgium).





24 May 2015
Chromapost [3 September - 7 October, 2013]



Painting, 40" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas





1 April 2015
Chromapost has turned six



Six Years of Chromapost Calendar.
All chromaposts since the begining, 1 April 2009. 2191 days.
Download poster





12 March 2015
Chromapost Social Network is now open to the public







1 January 2015
Chromapost Year 2014







14 October 2014
Chromapost feature in
'Infographics Designers' Sketchbooks'




By Steven Heller and Rick Landers
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
Amazon





7 September 2014
Why That Color? Why Not?



Podcast interview with Aleksandar Maćašev about color and Chromapost by Tom Parish.





12 May 2014
Chromapost feature in Print Magazine



Conceive. Make. Sell (8 design entrepreneurs)
by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico
Print Magazine, June 2014. The Innovation Issue.





28 April 2014
Chromapost December 2013 Painting



30/40 in
Acrylic on canvas





4 April 2014
'Why That Color?' Blog



Chromapost examines influences on our color perception through a series of articles for Munsell Color Blog.





1 April 2014
Chromapost New Year!



COLOR = DATA: a series of data visualizations of the previous five years of Chromapost.
(1 April 2009 - 31 March 2014, 1826 colors/days)





1 December 2013
Chromapost Messenger Bag Prints, Edition B



40 digital prints that accompany each of the 2nd edition Chromapost Messenger Bags.





14 November 2013
Chromapost Passages (June 2011 / August 2012)







20 September 2013
Chromapost Messenger Bag, opening reception



Saturday, 28 September 2013, 2-5 PM.
Brooklyn Industries store in DUMBO.
70 Front Street, Brooklyn.





18 September 2013
Chromapost Messenger Bag



Chromapost Messenger Bags by Brooklyn Industries made of vinyl from the Chromapost Dumbo installation.





16 September 2013
Chromapost Messenger Bag Prints, Edition A



40 digital prints that accompany each of the 1st edition Chromapost Messenger Bags.





3 September 2013
Chromapost 3 September 2013



Collaborative Chromapost artwork on the spot.
Chromapost Sessions, Act IV.





23 August - 3 September 2013
Chromapost Sessions at Mikser House in Belgrade



Lectures, presentation, slide projections, poster and a collaborative artwork on the spot.
www.mikser.rs





5 May 2013
Chromapost August 2012 painting







2 April 2013
4 Year Anniversary Poster



Four years (1461 colors) in one poster.
1 April 2009 - 31 March 2013.





18 September 2012
ChromaTweet > Chromapost

ChromaPost

The ChromaTweet project has changed its name to Chromapost.
Some older parts of the project will still be called ChromaTweet, while everything related to the project in the future will be called Chromapost.





9 July 2012
ArtBridge WALK: ChromaTweet



Artist's guided tour of the ChromaTweet Print in Dumbo, NYC.
Saturday, July 21, 12-1 PM
Register here: www.walkchromatweet.eventbrite.com
Organized by: ArtBridge





8 July 2012
ChromaTweet Social Network



Chromapost Social Network based on the ChromaTweet artwork is launched in its testing stage. Join us!





26 April 2012
'Chromatweet June 2011' painting
at the first annual ArtBridge Spring auction




Friday, May 4th, from 6-9pm at the HighLine Loft in the Chelsea Gallery District.
ChromaTweet June 2011 painting >







1 March 2012
'Chromatweet: Can You Feel Color Now?
interview for Tones, Pantone® newsletter









6 March 2012
Armory Arts Week, NYC, 2012



WALK yourself! ChromaTweet Daily from Dawn to Dusk.
ChromaTweet print in DUMBO as a part of 'Walk Artbridge' during the Armory Arts Week 2012.
'Grab your friends and tour the colorful emotional landscape of this unorthodox and creative New York City-based artist.'


ChromaTweet print amongst the highlights of the Huffington Post's Armory Arts Week preview.







23 September 2011
ChromaTweet Outdoor Print in Dumbo

ChromaTweet in Dumbo

Two years worth of ChromaTweets (1 April 2009 - 31 March 2011) have received a 100 meter printed outdoor treatment in Dumbo, Brooklyn, as a part of the Dumbo Arts Festival 2011.

Location of the artwork:
Water street, between Old Dock St and Main St.
Chromatweet Location

Presented by ArtBridge

www.art-bridge.org
www.dumboartsfestival.com






© 2009-2018 Chromapost










Chromapost Map



ArchiveAll the chromaposts since 1 April 2009.


OutgrowthsOutgrowths of the Chromapost archive.

     Art
    Paintings, objects, assamblages and computer graphic.
     Sound
    Translation of chromaposts into sound.
     Color = Data
    Data visualizations.
    Byproducts
    Non-Chromapost experiments with color.
    Applets
    Byproducts of programming for Chromapost.
     Why That Color?
    Investigation of color from cultural and ideological perspectives.




CapturedChromapost captured in books, press, blogs, and tweets.











Chromapost Story

How it started


In the age of atomized online communication I was wondering whether we could go beyond the 140 (or 280 now) characters in Twitter. Can we say something with even less? Spoken/written language has limits in respect to how much we can communicate with few words, even though Twitter really affected the way we communicate and even speak to each other. There are already plenty of acronyms in the English language, but word-shortening has become common practice. There are even written algorithms that shorten your message if it is longer than 140 characters. But that's about it. You cannot go much further than that, from micro to nano. It occurred to me that I could do it with a single color. On the other end, the audience would "unzip" such an entry in their own way.

In my art and design practice I have used color pretty sparsely. My focus was always on the the line and form. Color seemed to me as redundant as an ornament. And I adhere to Adolf Loos' idea that ornament is a crime. Even when I used color it as very mathematical and based on the theories from Albers and others from the Bauhaus, which I was taught at school. I had a feeling that I was missing something very exciting. A very simple colored field or an abstract composition can affect you just like music. (Kandinsky springs to mind). It overrides your rational judgement and goes straight to your heart. It can be a reflection of history, a hammer of control, and a symptom of ideology.


How it works
At the end of the day I try to recap my daily experience by picking a particular tone. I open an RGB color picker and slide across the color map as I try to summarize my feelings and events during that day. I keep adjusting hue, lightness and saturation until I'm done. It is a fairly quick process. A couple of minutes and it's posted. There are 16 million color tones to choose from. (Or around 44.000 years worth of Chromaposts without repeating the same color value twice).

I decided to use hexadecimal color values, because I can use the same color for both screen and print and it's cross-platform friendly. Also, the mixed color tone is less constrained by language conventions and it points only to its visuality.


Color meaning
Adding a meaning to a single color is like adding meaning to a single musical note. But color is supercharged with meaning, from culturally induced to the very personal. It's like a compressed file. A lot of things come out when you unzip it.

I try to be as personal as I can get, but I cannot totally amputate culturally constructed meaning. And therein lies the appeal of Chromapost. I pack my day into a color tone, people on the other end unpack it based on their own preferences and shared experience.



A. M.