Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I always wanted to produce a blue Applause Machine to compliment the Traffic Orange edition. Again for reasons of nostalgia and quality I'm drawn to the blue used in the constructional sets of Meccano, several of which I have sitting on my studio shelves.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
British Racing Green (BRG) takes its name from the green international motor racing colour of Great Britain.
Both Nick and I love BRG and it's nostalgic connections to British motor sport and quality engineering. Therefore we were always going to release a limited edition of 250 Applause Machines in this colour.
Friday, 10 July 2009
Introducing the first of the Applause Machine's new colours.
I've always loved the yellow of JCB (UK) and CAT (USA) construction site machines.
CAT was the first company to have yellow machines. JCB machines were initially blue and red, before they too became yellow. This was mainly because the colour yellow had become associated with safety on a building site. The reason for this is that you are much more likely to notice a yellow machine or object in your periphery vision than any other colour. Nowadays most construction machines are yellow for safety reasons.