This month's issue of Living features new easter egg dyeing projects in the story Design by the Dozen, which I worked on with Nick and Jeffrey Kurtz, an Art Director here at the magazine. ( in fact, the eggs featured above in this month's blog header were made for this story.) Our idea was to feature new dyeing techniques inspired by mid-century graphic design... particularly the work of the very influential designer Paul Rand, a big favorite around here. If he isn't familiar to you, I'm willing to bet some of his work is! This video is a nice introduction too. We developed a few new techniques using adhesive vinyl (as a mask when the egg is immersed in dye), you can see the full story here. The techniques we used adapt transparent color, bold shapes and off-register patterning.
See below for some images and the story and some of photographer Johnny Miller's behind the scene's shots.