Edith made the original print in this series, the reds of the red caps in Renaissance portraits, during her time at RISD and has been developing the body of work ever since. While these editions can be enjoyed as a series of "painterly Pantones," the ongoing project is research-based and committed to showing viewers new ways of thinking about artists' oeuvres and larger arcs in art history. By creating typologies of color and text, Edith pinpoints revealing and humorous themes throughout artists' careers or periods of time. The hope is to make ideas about art history accessible and compelling to a viewer who might not know much about the subject otherwise.
Edith is a photographer, designer and writer from New York, NY with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is presently at work on a book of this series, with the working title Painterly Palettes, to be published by Princeton Architectural Press in late 2021. She was previously the senior photo editor and photographer, writer-at-large, and associate editor at Man Repeller, as well as the deputy creative director of Rowing Blazers, and now works on projects for publications and with brands in a freelance and multidisciplinary capacity. You can find more here: www.edith.nyc
- Tia Jonsson, Ziwe Fumudoh, and the reds of the red caps in Renaissance portraits
- Palette tees for Rachel Antonoff
- The Tonya Tee
"Get ‘em while they’re hot – the last batch sold out as quickly as you can say 'The roseate bills in John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: 1827-1838.'" - It's Nice That, “Painterly Pantones”: Photographer Edith Young on her art history-inspired series of colour palettes
Why are the palette prints released in limited batches each week?
This website is operated by a one-woman band and can only handle so much order volume while maintaining a high standard of quality control.
Why don’t I see the particular print I’ve been waiting for?
Prints are released in limited batches each week, so your palette print of preference is very likely to be available soon.
Where do I sign up to receive e-mail alerts about palette releases?
These latitudinal and longitudinal e-coordinates will take you to the newsletter sign-up page.
I have a question about licensing, commissions, collaborations, or an artist trade — what’s the best way to reach out?
By all means, please send a note here!
When can I buy the book?
Next year (2021), care of Princeton Architectural Press!
The forthcoming palettes in the book aim to highlight a greater sweep of the personalities, hailing from all sorts of backgrounds, that make the history of art and visual culture such rich material to study and enjoy. I’ll let you know when there’s a pre-order link :-)
What about those palette tees you used to make?
They may make a comeback in 2021.
How do you recommend framing a palette print?
Do you ship internationally?
International shipping is not presently available, though it is top of mind for the future.