Halloween Idea for Modernists: Charles Eames' Clown Face

Halloween Idea for Modernists: Charles Eames' Clown Face

Regina Yunghans
Oct 19, 2011

Charles and Ray Eames were best known as architectural, graphic, and furniture designers. But did you know they were filmmakers, too? Which brings us to this timely idea for a Halloween costume for all of you modernists out there:

You see, the pair filmed Clown Face, a clown training video, in 1971. We haven't actually seen it, so we're not sure if the image up top is from that film or if the film just inspired Eames to paint his own face. But what you see pictured is Charles Eames himself painted in a modern clown face. It's a Mondrian-inspired design with a white background, black grid, and a red accent filling in one of the squares of the grid.

One year a friend of mine actually painted his face like this for a Halloween party. Pretty great idea, don't you think?

Image: via f*** yeah charles eames

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