Tuesday, December 07, 2004

It seems to me that Orange is becoming the new Red, White, and Blue.

"...On this day, the social significance of red, white, and blue is understood through recent shared experience. Just as we assume that the colors are meaningful, not simply expressions of taste, we don't mistake them for the colors of Texas or of nearby Southern Methodist University, much less of Britain or France, or the Confederate States of America. We know they refer to the American Flag. And what does that flag, a graphic object, mean? Even that association is not quite the same on September 15 as it was on September 1."

-"Meaningful Looks," Virginia Postrel, The Substance of Style.

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