The Color Factory—most known for their vivid San Francisco pop-up complete with a yellow ball pit—has landed in New York City. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s new exhibit “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color,” the Color Factory has installed the “Manhattan Color Walk,” a multicolored striped sidewalk.
The installation, which can be found at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, takes inspiration from the colors of Manhattan. Designers of the crosswalk explored every corner of the island and implemented the city’s colors within the Color Walk. “We walked and biked over 50 miles and took over a thousand photos over the course of several weeks,” Erin Jang, a designer at Color Factory, announced in a press release.
Any true New Yorker would recognize at least some colors, which range from general (such as the dark green of the trashcans) to extremely specific (a sky blue inspired by a Harlem barbershop’s sign).
The Manhattan Color Walk will be open through June.
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