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Mondrian Wrapping Paper

White paper with multicolor ribbon
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Or perhaps multicolor adhesive tape for those who don't aspire to Martha Stewart levels of patience in wrapping presents that are going to be opened in two seconds flat and the shredded wrappings dumped unceremoniously in a large black garbage bag.

[my_face_your: contrary to appearances, this is not really about the wrapping paper (heck, it doesn't get any simpler than white), but about the vari-colored ribbon/tape that goes round it.]

DrCurry, Dec 22 2002

Design & Print Your Own Wrapping Paper http://www.nehoc.com.au/training/ps/02/
[my face your, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Barnett Newman http://www.philamus...hibits/newman.shtml
Art in lines. [Ludwig, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Classico IV, 1968 http://www.guggenhe...inimalism_1402.html
Robert Ryman [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, 1966 http://www.guggenhe...Minimalism_721.html
Ellsworth Kelly [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mondrian http://www.noemalab...images/mondrian.jpg
Yes, waugsqueke, I know he had other styles (my own favorite is one called Pier, which you can see his later work developed from), but this is the one I was thinking of. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ocean and Pier http://www.math.buf...n_and_pier.1915.jpg
Can do this as wrapping paper, but it was the colored tape effect I was after. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       That is such a male comment.
madradish, Dec 22 2002

       Actually I didn't vote either way. This is pretty much baked and I'm not much of a Mondrian fan, but it's a cute idea.   

       A present that I recieved today from a cow-orker was wrapped in a clinical waste bag (complete with biohazard symbols). When opened it turned out to be food. I am very disturbed by that.
madradish, Dec 22 2002

       Yeah, he coloured in the occasional square as well ;)
madradish, Dec 23 2002

       I have to agree with [waugsqueke] - I do not think the effect you describe would look much like Mondrian's work, more like Barnett Newman (see link).   

       I really like the idea of making the packaging as interesting as the contents; bring on the 'Escher's Bent Box Company' which will take your gift and encase it in a twisted yet symmetrical cardboard shape with no obvious means of opening.
Ludwig, Dec 23 2002

       Classico IV + (Thinner) Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red colo(u)red ribbons = Wrapping Paper 2002 by DrCurry
thumbwax, Dec 23 2002

       Ludwig: I think the Japanese do that already. They are certainly much more into artistic packaging than we are.
DrCurry, Dec 23 2002

       Recently on UK TV was the Christmas episode of "The Osbournes" where Jack wraps all of his gifts in kitchen foil.
angel, Dec 23 2002

       Spray-on rubber, of the kind that some people use to get skin-tight disposable outfits for clubbing, would make the ideal method of wrapping.
friendlyfire, Dec 23 2002

       I must give this a (+), I spend quite a good amount of time wrapping presents so that the outside looks even more interesting than what may be inside. I use origami, paint, twine, etc. and I like the idea of coloured tape. Furthermore, for people like my fiancée who cannot wrap packages, it might make the end result at least look like an attempt at creativity.
Isis, Dec 23 2002

       So the idea, then, is for multicoloured sticky tape?
my face your, Dec 23 2002

       If so, it's adequately baked in the form of electrical insulating tape.
JKew, Dec 23 2002

       I like it, if it were done properly it'd be really amazing-looking, and it has potential for mainstream popularity. (+)
duh_don, May 31 2009


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