French design and illustration team Le Duo has posted some really nice work on their site that was done for the magazine Ideat. The works feature iconic furniture and architecture, rendered in a clean minimalist style with bright color pallets. Very cool stuff, that sizes right for your smartphone screen if you are so inclined.
I’m not a huge fan of the colorization process that gets applied to black and white films. I know why it’s done (younger audiences apparently don’t like black and white film, or so I am told) but I still don’t like it. Even though the process has gotten better, it still seems fake. The same is true for still images. Most of the time, the colorized version looks wrong, for what ever reason. The images below however, are anything but. Most of these examples show the outstanding Photoshop skills used to colorize them.
Marilyn Monroe 1942: Tom Thounaojam
1927 Solvay Conference
Albert Einstein, 1948: Yousuf Karsh
Dorothea Lange, February 1936
Migrant Mother, 1936: Dorothea Lange
Audrey Hepburn, 1953: Bud Fraker
Ernest Hemingway, 1957: Yousuf Karsh
Harper’s Bazaar, December 1947: Toni Frissell
Grand Central 1941: Tom Thounaojam
Sergeant George Camblair 1942: Jack Delano
HMS Mauretania, 1909
Trailer Queen, 1941: Tom Thounaojam