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de gustibus et coloribus

8 April 2011

Author : clement-delepine

Last summer we had a conversation with my friend Julien about America’s fascination for chrome plating. Chrome trains, subways, trailers, cars, appliances, guns or even web browser.

Etymologically, chrome comes from the Greek word chroma, meaning color. However, chrome itself doesn’t have a proper color besides the one it reflects.

I thought about a license plate I had seen on a car earlier that day that was depicting an American flag accompanied by the watchword these colors never run.

We positively agreed on the fact that the United Stated should replace the Stars and Stripes by a flat chrome flag.


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