Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors

Korwin Briggs looks at the history of some fascinating colours with this ‘digital approximation of paint-blobs-on-paper’. There is more information in his blog post. Mummy Brown itself was pretty popular…

it tended to crack with age, and people stopped making it partly because manufacturers started running out of mummies and partly because artists realized their paint was people.

See also: Pantone announces new colour: ‘Minion Yellow’ (not made from dead Minions!)

Craft and creativity

Mummy Brown and other historical colours

“Veritable Hokum is a comic about mostly history, maybe science, and possibly some other stuff too. Think of it as a comic-encyclopedia, or a picture-almanac.”


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