"colorways" term

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  1. Robert D

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    "colorways" term
    I first ran across this term recently regarding the vinyls in the Morphy's catalog --- Has this term been used for a while now and I've only recently become aware of it? Is this a term from the designer vinyl "scene"? What happened to "color variation," or "red version," "blue version," etc? ; )

    Please enlighten me.
     
  2. hillsy11

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    I think that's primarily an art term, which would explain why we've seen it in usage more since the advent of designer toys.

    I thought we talked about this last weekend.... 8)
     
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    Sanjeev made me start saying it... blame him :lol:
     
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    Ha! Like *I* made it up! :razz:

    My understanding is that it goes beyond just "color scheme". It includes the type/color of the vinyl, inserts...whatever can distinguish one toy from another of the same sculpt.
     
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    I thought it came from western platform toys...
     
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    "colorways" term
    I never knew myself, I just use it in reference to a combination of colors that can be attached to a source. Like the "pink Bullmark colorway" or something. I have never thought about the terms source though. Sounds all "graphic designery" to me so I guess it makes sense.
     
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    "colorways" term
    The term "colorway" originally came from the textile industry (starting about 50 years ago) and designer toy folks latched onto it.

    I hate it. I also hate "paint apps," (which is a misinterpretation of "paint ops," short for "paint operations," which I also hate).
     
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    I always assumed 'paint apps' was short for 'paint applications'.
     
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    My understanding is that when the manufacturer bills the client, they call them "paint operations," not "paint applications."
     
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    So would "theme" be better I guess for a familiar paint job in triubte to some source? I like it more and it's less crap to type. Screw it, I'm done, "theme" it is. Even "version" is way too many sylables and letters.
     
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    I say "color scheme."
     
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    Now you're talking crazy! TWO words?!?!
     
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    If you want one word, you could use "colored." No negative associations with that word whatsoever. ;p
     
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    Brilliant. We have our new term.
     
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    "colorways" term
    i use the term paint app when i'm talking about a custom usually.
    colorway does sound pretty lame, yet i find myself using it from time to time.
    i think maybe it should be something along these lines:
    "gargamel x super7 x clear orange x solid black x wal-mart pipe cleaners"
     
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    LOL, you guys have waay to much time on yer hands. It's just a word fer jebus sake. :lol: :razz: :lol:
     
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    "Of color", Roger, "of color"... ;)

    This is a dumb conversation. I blame Duban. :razz:
     
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    I blame all of you.

    get off my lawn.
     
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    What colorway..er...app...er....theme.....ere.......shit......colorthemeappwayscheme is your lawn? I wanna paint my new "art" toy it to sell more since people will conect with it and I can say "yeah, I'm OG d00ds, I know that lawn theme is tight!"
     
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    I'm one click away from the banhammer :lol:
     
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    Pipe down, laddy...you're not old enough to have a lawn yet!
     
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    i think I'm older than you....hmmm...we can discuss elsewhere
     
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    ZOINKS!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Drop it whipper snapper! I dare you!
     
  25. Josh F

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    "colorways" term
    Colorway is a very common term in the design industry. It is used in Apparel and Footwear almost exclusively in reference to each color spec. I have been using it for 17 years. eh

    are we really that worried about it? ;)
     

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