Trade Tattoo (1937) - IMDb

Dec 31, 1937 · Trade Tattoo is one of Len Lye's most entertaining experimental shorts. Placed against documentary footage and silhouettes of various trains and workers quickly mailing various packages, it's a kaleidescope of images with various typed-words printed on screen like: "The rhythm of trade is maintained by the mails" over and over again.6.3/10(448)…

‎Trade Tattoo (1937) directed by Len Lye • Reviews, film ...

Trade Tattoo went even further than Rainbow Dance in its manipulation of the Gasparcolor process. The original black and white footage consisted of outtakes from GPO Film Unit documentaries such as Night Mail. Lye transformed this footage in what has been described as the most intricate job of film printing and color grading ever attempted.3.4/5(267)…

BFI Screenonline: Trade Tattoo (1937)

Although the laboratory costs of Trade Tattoo grew to several thousand pounds - a huge amount by his standards - Lye must have roared with laughter when an American journalist was so impressed by the intricacy of the film that he estimated its budget at a million dollars. Roger Horrocks…