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Drawing, The Chromo Cube

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is computer ink plotter print on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The Chromo Cube was designed to showcase the capabilities of the software Color to apply color gradients to a 3-D rendering. The software could create smooth color transitions by incrementally adjusting the dot density; the program also allowed for up to 25 different dot patterns.

It is credited Gift of Beck & Jung.

  • Poster, Chrome Cube
  • computer ink plotter print on paper.
  • Gift of Holger Backstrom and Bo Ljundberg.
  • 1985-9-1

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Its dimensions are

21.1 × 30.2 cm (8 5/16 × 11 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: Wissler; lower center: Original computer ink plot; lower right: Beck: Jung 1980

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Chromo Cube; computer ink plotter print on paper; 21.1 × 30.2 cm (8 5/16 × 11 7/8 in.); Gift of Beck & Jung; 1981-19-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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