Let us start by acknowledging three universal facts. First: stock photography sites are packed, in surprisingly equal measures, with both great and terrible images. Second: something about the truly terrible images—as opposed to the merely uninspired ones—can be thunderously beautiful. Third: The two previous statements form an interesting tension worthy of examination. Why are...
Yellow book covers are huge again, say the pundits. Why and how - and where's a color fan to locate the sunniest designs out there? Here's your guide.
In the season of eating down a supply of hard-boiled Easter eggs, the author defends the beauty of imperfectly - even haphazardly - dyed eggs.
Some colors yield their symbolism origins easily. Others, like burgundy, do not.
Revealing—and analyzing—Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year selection.
Freelancer worker bees, welcome to your newest procrastination: the new web series HOME/OFFICE explores the follies and triumphs of working three feet from your bed.
Print contributing editor Jude Stewart decodes the meanings of the pattern designs sauntering down runways during Fashion Week.
A wunderkammer of recent finds to delight color fans, from online games to infographics to tantalizing color science.
Part 2 in a series on color as data, from infographics to other coolly abstracted uses.
As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...