Paper shredders and desk fans are some of the more banal things Raw Color turns into head-turning visual installations for its experimental research around colour. The Dutch design studio, led by Christoph Brach and Daniera ter Haar, has been invited to stage a solo show at The Aram Gallery for London Design Festival (opening 19 September) which promises a look at their cross-disciplinary approach. Here, the pair discuss choosing colours like flavours, and how they use self-initiated projects to support their client work.

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On July 2, 1978 the New York Times made a significant technological leap when they scuttled the last of 60 manually-operated linotype machines to usher in the era of digital and photographic typesetting. When working at 100% efficiency with an experienced operator the Linotype machines could produce 14 lines per minute cast on the spot from hot lead. That number would increase to 1,000 lines per minute the very next day using an array of computers and digital storage.

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