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Glorious Gradients

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Gradients
Gradients

As winter fades into spring, Good Things celebrates the contours of colour with some wonderful gradients

Trends come and trends go, but it seems like the gradient is here to stay. That’s fine with us because you can do endless fun things with it. This week we have rounded up some favourite uses of ombré. And for those of you who aren’t sure how to create a gradient simply go to We Will Attack. Click and drag for maximum effect.

The sky is a gradient we all experience daily, ever changing and readily available. It has been captured beautifully by Eric Cahan in his series which you can see here.

San Francisco Bay, CA
San Francisco Bay, CA From Sky Series by Eric Cahan
Sagg Main Beach, NY
Sagg Main Beach, NY From Sky Series by Eric Cahan
Woodside, CA
Woodside, CA From Sky Series by Eric Cahan
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz From Sky Series by Eric Cahan
Georgica Beach, NY
Georgica Beach, NY From Sky Series by Eric Cahan
Scandinavian duo Inka & Niclas applied gradients to rocks. We’re not sure how and to be honest it doesn’t matter. Look how pretty they are.
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth I, 2012-2013
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth I, 2012-2013 © Inka & Niclas
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth IV, 2012-2013
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth IV, 2012-2013 © Inka & Niclas
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth III, 2012-2013
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth III, 2012-2013 © Inka & Niclas
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth II, 2012-2013
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth II, 2012-2013 © Inka & Niclas
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth IV, 2012-2013
The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth IV, 2012-2013 © Inka & Niclas
Next time you have something to wrap, why not print out this brilliant gradient wrapping paper from Mr Printables. It’s free and it’s easy.
Mr Printables Gradient Wrapping Paper
Mr Printables Gradient Wrapping Paper
Mr Printables Gradient Wrapping Paper
Mr Printables Gradient Wrapping Paper
American artist Norman Zammitt painted gradients onto canvases, breaking them down into their component stripes. 
Blue-Grey I, 1988
Blue-Grey I, 1988 © Norman Zammitt
Black to White 12, 1974 - 80
Black to White 12, 1974 - 80 © Norman Zammitt
Green One II, 1975
Green One II, 1975 © Norman Zammitt
Elusive Eureka 13, 1977
Elusive Eureka 13, 1977 © Norman Zammitt
Diagonal I, 1979
Diagonal I, 1979 © Norman Zammitt

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