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"Murex Graveyard" by Miguel Co

Miguel Co

"Murex Graveyard" by Miguel Co

$ 30.00

Color Anthropology
– How Color Shaped the World –

Color Anthropology features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have provided a snapshot into the history, significance, and prominence of some of their favorite colors from throughout the ages. From Egyptian Blue to Millenial Pink, Ancient to Contemporary, each color has stories we can't even begin to imagine. The Color Anthropology Exhibition is on display March 21st - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Miguel Co

Murex Graveyard
Color: Tyrian Purple / #66023C
Giclee Print
11" x 17"

About this piece: 

Tyrian purple may first have been used by the ancient Phoenicians as early as 1570 BC. The dye was greatly prized in antiquity because the color did not easily fade, but instead became brighter with weathering and sunlight. Pigments gathered from glands of certain sea snails.

About this artist:

Miguel graduated in 2011 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for Illustration. He has worked with publishers like Tanglewood Press, newspapers like The New York Times, and magazines like Las Vegas Weekly. He was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. when he was eleven years old. He now lives in South Philadelphia, close to where he graduated from, mostly because he prefers to bike than to drive around. Being a quiet child, Miguel found ways to express himself through drawings on the back of used printer paper his dad would always bring home. Today, he draws inspiration from the little things in life: food, videogames, nature/animals, friends, and his gardener-girlfriend.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation.

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