What comes to your mind when you think of the 1980s?
Do you imagine big, elaborate hairstyles or oversized shoulder pads? Do you hear upbeat music? Or perhaps, you think of color. If so, you might be onto something.
From multicolor and technicolor, to no color at all, there is no other decade in which color was more counted upon as it did in the excessive and eccentric 1980s.
Design is not an isolated manifestation of creativity but rather a response to what is happening around us. So, in order to understand the palette of the eighties, we must first remember the decade itself.
Written and recorded by Yenia Hernández Fonseca.