“Sir, You state, … that cigarettes will be sold in “boxes decorated in an off-putting shade of olive green”. I don’t believe there are “off-putting“ colours … The colour will be quite beautiful in a couple of weeks.”
David Hockney, 2015, letter to Financial Times
Given Hockney’s support for the colour olive green, I thought I would “olivify” one of my recent shots from Cuba. I shared this iPhone image recently and received a few comments that suggested it was Hockneyesque – so I’ve added olive-coloured waste bins to this version!
If you’re a Hockney fan, the latest David Hockney exhibition is opening at Tate Britain in London tomorrow, 9 February, running until 29 May 2017.
Hex colour reference: #BAB86C
A colourful note: the yellowish-green shade known as olive green, appeared in crayon form in Crayola’s 1903 range. Named after unripe or green olives, it is a well known colour and a term that has been in the English language since late Middle English, probably 15th century.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 February 2017
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