Inspiration for Casablanca Blue:
Casablanca conjures images of intrigue and romance and is our unique
interpretation of the glorious decorative arts of Morocco. As a designer the
city of Casablanca conjures up four colors in my mind's eye.
The first is white, since the very name Casablanca means "white house". White
also represents the magnificently cloaked white tiled domes of the several
hundred mosques that dot the cityscape, glistening and gently beckoning as the
sun beats down on the white city. The shape of the highly stylized quatrefoil
motifs are directly inspired by these stunning examples of Islamic
The second is the color blue. Casablanca, a coastal city that sits at lands end,
is eternally kissed by the blue waters of the Atlantic. That is the inspiration
for the deep blue in the print; the use of the French Blue hue is a nod to the
city's colonial past.
The third color, sky blue, represents the color of the cloudless azure skies
that drape the city which is blessed year round with a mild Mediterranean
Finally, the beautiful pale green color is an ode to the beloved beverage of
the city that frequently pauses to enjoy steaming cups of hot mint tea.