Editor’s note: We ran this post last year, about the colours of the University of North Carolina basketball team. The official colours for the university was developed by Alexander Julian, a friend since college. We repeat the post here today because Carolina is, again, playing for the National Championship and we have our traditions. Go Heels.
Paying Attention: It’s Carolina Blue. The true story of Alexander Julian and the University of North Carolina’s signature color of blue. This morning, I was directed to an article in the Wall Street Journal about the role that designer Alexander Julian played not just in designing the uniforms of the basketball team, but also in sorting the school’s corporate identity, starting with identifying the exact, precise, color that is designated as “Carolina Blue”. I have known Julian since college and he has always been a man with incredible bandwidth and massive kindness. He also happens to be one of the very best designers of our era, but don’t take my word for it, just take a look at some of the incredible work he’s done over the last few generations. Click through to read the WSJ article and then do the same for the Clickpak below to see Alex’s work. It’s a great way to start a Final Four weekend in which the UNC Tar Heels will try to win, again, another national championship in basketball.
An Alexander Julian ClickPak.