Even thinking that the current colors are not so much aggressive, it is something I didn´t thing about it when designing this old site. My goal was to recreate same kind of typo/press feeling due the nature of the site keeping the color palette as light as I could and using well known print colors/typo trying to make a "creative" design at the same time.
However, I must admit that it is not the same to look at a certain piece of printed press or poster than to look at a site where you spend (hopefully) more than 5 minutes. They´re different things by nature, by platform and by purpose. I should keep in mind that.