The Day-Glo Brothers

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You know those fluorescent oranges and yellows and greens that you see every day on traffic cones, safety vests, highlighters, and so on? A hundred years ago, those colors didn't even exist. The Day-Glo Brothers is the story of the guys who invented those colors while they were in their teens and 20s back during the Depression and World War II. It all started with a magic act and an accident at the ketchup factory... For more, see http://chrisbarton.info/books/dayglo.html

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30 Picture Book Biographies

Here are 30 excellent picture book biographies for kids interested in nature, science, invention, justice, presidents, sports and the arts. We have been reading picture book biographies at our house for weeks as I work on selecting my favorites for this post. This is not a bad thing. I love biographies. Netflix has me pegged…

Day-long colors used on the 1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar driven by Andy Granatelli Fluorescent Colors, Neon Colors, Black Light Posters, Summer Reading Program, Color Stories, Color Names, Color Pallets, Vintage Colors, Color Theory

"In the past, it was never possible to photographically reproduce fluorescent colors, because the dyes used in photographic prints were not fluorescent. With the rise of digital photography, however, fluorescent colored objects can now be reproduced in photographs, so long as they’re viewed on RGB color monitors—which do have fluorescent phosphors."

Vintage Mens NEON tie / necktie / dayglo abstract / op art geometric ombre / new wave hipster hip hopquot; Vintage Men, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Style, Op Art, The Wedding Singer, Hipsters, Off Colour, Makeup Inspiration, 1980s

Vintage 80s Mens NEON tie / 1980s necktie / dayglo abstract / | Etsy

Vintage 80s mens NEON tie / 1980s necktie / dayglo abstract / op art geometric ombre / new wave hipster Tie features black and white geometric with ombre polka dots in various sizes. A fabulous find for the guy (or gal) wanting to bring out their new wave side. Measures: 4 at widest --- Overall

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"According to 'The Day-Glo Brothers,' a book published in 2009, Chris Barton, the author, notes, 'I have seen Day-Glo colors my whole life, but I had never considered how those colors came to be until Bob Switzer died in 1997 and I read his obituary in The New York Times.'"

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton. Illustrated by Tony Persiani / Sarah Albee's Five Favorite History Books Chris Barton, Dot Day, Mentor Texts, History Books, Story Time, T 4, Book Lists, Biography, Nonfiction

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors | IndieBound.org

A discovery that made the world a brighter place!Joe and Bob Switzer were very different brothers. Bob was a studious planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor. Joe dreamed of making his fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem-solving. When an accident left Bob recovering in a darkened basement, the brothers began experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints. Together they…

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"The compound word, “Day-Glo” —the name of the Cleveland-based manufacturer of fluorescent pigments—is one of those brand names that are almost too catchy for their own good. Easier to spell than “fluorescent,” Day-Glo could easily become the generic term used to describe any brand of fluorescent pigment. Day-Glo®, however, was the company founded by Robert and Joseph Switzer, the brothers who in 1937 invented and patented this new, brighter kind of color."

"The American Chemical Society and Day-Glo Color Corp. will celebrate the development of DayGlo Fluorescent Pigments as a National Historic Chemical Landmark on September at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Career Opportunities, Geek Stuff, September 8, Cleveland Ohio, Neon Yellow, American, Lakes, Day, Science

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DayGlo Color Corp. factory to learn how they make the famous fluorescent paints that light up traffic cones, black light posters, hula-hoops and so much more. In the 1950’s, DayGlo founders Bob and Joe Switzer developed a unique pigment production process that led to a boom in their fluorescent paint business and, more recently, earned their company a 2012 ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark. Check out the video to learn what makes fluorescent colors so vivid. Fluorescent Paint, Black Light Posters, A Hundred Years, Hula, Homeschool, Bob, History, Business, Unique

DayGlo Color Corp. factory to learn how they make the famous fluorescent paints that light up traffic cones, black light posters, hula-hoops and so much more. In the 1950’s, DayGlo founders Bob and Joe Switzer developed a unique pigment production process that led to a boom in their fluorescent paint business and, more recently, earned their company a 2012 ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark. Check out the video to learn what makes fluorescent colors so vivid.

"Two panels of a brochure for Switzer Sunbonded Day-Glo, produced by the Switzer Brothers, ca. 1960 (See also: Multicolored Logotypes)" Fluorescent Paint, Compound Words, Brand Names, Homeschool, How To Apply, History, Day, Homeschooling, Historia

"Two panels of a brochure for Switzer Sunbonded Day-Glo, produced by the Switzer Brothers, ca. 1960 (See also: Multicolored Logotypes)"

From a collection of images of bicycles painted in Day-Glo colors. Bicycle Painting, Day Glow, More, World War Ii, Bicycles, Memories, Colors, Girls, Collection

DAY GLOW BIKES, ENTER HERE!!!

From a collection of images of bicycles painted in Day-Glo colors.

"Earlier this month intermediate students were introduced to the newest Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem award books by Mrs. Domek, LMC Director. A popular Bluestem book, The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton, was especially liked by Julian P. Julian just happened to be wearing Day-Glo colors the day the book was introduced!" Chris Barton, More, Brother, Students, Neon, Popular, Shit Happens, Guys, Colors

"Earlier this month intermediate students were introduced to the newest Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem award books by Mrs. Domek, LMC Director. A popular Bluestem book, The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton, was especially liked by Julian P. Julian just happened to be wearing Day-Glo colors the day the book was introduced!"

"Forget the this fall Portland is going back to those chaotic Day-Glo That's the scene at the Portland Art Museum, at least, where Kenny Scharf's "Cosmic Cavern" is illuminating people with loads of blacklight neon paint. Kenny Scharf, Neon Painting, A Hundred Years, World War Ii, Cosmic, Art Museum, Portland, Wonderland, At Least

Inside the Day-Glo wonderland of the 'Cosmic Cavern' in Portland

Kenny Scharf's "Cosmic Cavern" brings a claustrophobic neon wonderland to the Portland Art Museum.

The Day-Glo Brothers - The story of Day-Glo paint, told with Day-Glo inks Book Design, Brother, Neon, Colours, Paint, History, Day, Books, Libros

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"Ever wonder where DayGlo paint came from ? The “Day-Glo Brothers” Bob and Joe Switzer invented daylight fluorescent inks when Bob had a head injury that messed up his vision. They later founded the Day-Glo Color Corporation in here in Cleveland, Ohio. Head Injury, Cleveland Ohio, More, Color Mixing, Inventions, Paint, Paintings, Paint For Walls, Painting

"Ever wonder where DayGlo paint came from ? The “Day-Glo Brothers” Bob and Joe Switzer invented daylight fluorescent inks when Bob had a head injury that messed up his vision. They later founded the Day-Glo Color Corporation in 1946, here in Cleveland, Ohio."

The Day-Glo Brothers in Korean! Brother, Korean, History, Words, Day, Train, Korean Language, Historia, Horse

O Trem Contra O Tubarão!

And now you know how to say Shark Vs. Train -- or, rather, Train Against Shark -- in Portuguese. I'd received word a while back that a Brazilian translation of SVT was in the works, but it was still a surprise when copies arrived