When it comes to politics, sports, jazz and blues, architecture, culture and a great many other categories, Chicago is a truly colorful city. But recently, that status was taken to literal and figurative new heights, with the unveiling of “Color Jam.” The creation of artist Jessica...
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Moreover, because two of the materials were perforated, background lighting would impact their colors. Meeting the color challenge meant bringing color samples from Bloomingdale to the site 25 miles away, and laying them next to each other in the sunlight to make sure there were no problems, he adds.
“So that’s why we made the trip and laid them on the buildings. I made five or six trips, and spent many nights obsessing over the color matching.”
What did the Schellerers and colleagues learn that might help other PSPs? “The biggest lesson I learned is that anything on this scale, just because it looks so large, seems daunting at first,” Alan Schellerer says. “But when you break it down into individual smaller elements, it’s not so daunting.”
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