Colour File Interview: Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a leading contemporary UK artist and self-confessed 'craftivist'. She uses murals, ceramics and screen-printing to create stunning, affordable, subversive art and her work has also been shown at the V&A. Here, she tells Martha Roberts about her lifelong love-affair with colour... Martha: Can you describe your first colour memory? Carrie: I am … Continue reading Colour File Interview: Carrie Reichardt

18th August ’17: Black mood to multi

Happy Thursday, colour-lovers. Next week it'll be six months since I started The Colour File and I have to say that the pursuit of colour pics and posts has significantly altered how I feel about life. Having been through some bleak, black times, I've discovered that filling my world with colourful purpose every day has … Continue reading 18th August ’17: Black mood to multi

The Colour File Interview: Kassia St Clair

Kassia St Clair is a self-confessed colour addict and has written about colour for Elle Decoration since 2013. Her book, The Secret Lives of Colour, which documents the history of colours and the vivid stories behind them, was published in 2016 and was BBC Radio 4's Book of theΒ Week in June 2017. Here, she tells … Continue reading The Colour File Interview: Kassia St Clair

13th August ’17: Colourful acrostics

Happy Sunday, Colour Filers ❀️πŸ’₯πŸ€πŸ€πŸ¦‹πŸ‘Ύβ˜‚οΈ When I was a newspaper reporter, a story did the rounds of a disgruntled sub-editor who played a cunning acrostic trick before he left to work elsewhere. He changed the first letter of each line of a story so that when you read it downwards, it spelled something rude (by … Continue reading 13th August ’17: Colourful acrostics

11th August ’17: Happy Birthday, E xxx

Happy Friday - or rather, 'Happy Birthday' πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ Eleven years ago today, my second-in-command made his spectacular entrance into the world, an eager 10 weeks early. He subsequently spent his first five weeks cosied up in an incubator, cooking a bit more, like a Victoria sponge that's not quite done yet. Separated from him except … Continue reading 11th August ’17: Happy Birthday, E xxx