I procured my new pair of glasses just in time for the New Year — a great thing, as Bringing In The New will never have been so FANCY.
Let’s all take a moment to ask ourselves: WHY ARE THESE SO AWESOME?
Let’s start with 1) they make me think very distinctly of Krautrock. I have noticed that the common theme in much of the music I obsess over is a distinct influence of Krautrock, that crazy German-originating experimental movement that was up-and-coming in the late 60’s/70’s. Maybe I’m really, really reaching here, but I it see reflected in these frames: bold fonts, bright colors, and strong, rigid shapes. Um. Here’s a musical Kautrock reference in case you’re curious:
Maybe you can see it. I’m pretty sure that one of the things I love about these glasses is that they’re not straight from 1970. They reference some bits of 1970 and thereafter but manage to be modern. And this, too, is reflected in things I listen to/am visually attracted to. A modern spin on something older. Hmm. There’s a band that does that…a band I like…who are they again?
Oh, right. That one band I don’t shut up about, ever.
Moving along, we come to point number 2) The color purple creates an analogous relationship between the blue and green shades of my eye-color (assuming that my eyes are actually blue and green, which…we’ll get back to that in a moment). In theory, this would make my eye color come out. Behold this chart which captures the analogous relationships between the shades of purple in the glasses and also the (theoretical) colors in my eyes:
This was exciting in theory, but when I later opened a few photos in Photoshop and used the Color Picker to determine exact shades of blue and green that occur in my eyes, I discovered that my eye color contains no blue at all, only gray (and…green…ish?). WHO KNEW.
It makes sense. For years I’ve been confused and unsure of what the hell color my eyes are. Green is the color on my driver’s license, but my eyes are blue in some pictures. And the correct answer is that my eyes are HAZEL with predominantly gray coloring and a green/brown surrounding the pupil. Thus, depending on what I wear or what colors are around me, my eyes will appear different colors. The gray color hints a tiny bit towards blue, and so my eyes will reflect blue if I’m wearing that color.
So…analogous colors my rear end. But…that’s okay! At least now I know what the heck’s going on with my eyes. And I’m pretty sure the purple frames do a nice job of showing the fact that my eyes are actually gray. For instance, in the above photo my eyes actually LOOK GRAY (though I’m sure they’ll still change depending on what I wear). Thanks, purple glasses frames.
To conclude, my new glasses are terribly awesome, and if you’re confused about your eye-color, survey it with the Color Picker tool in Photoshop.
Happy Freakin’ New Year.