Two teams of biologists plus an African folk tale tackle the question: Where do zebra stripes come from?
Jude Stewart uncovers one charming answer to the age-old query about how barber's shops earned their stripes.
Jude Stewart recaps color and fashion trends for spring 2014—from chilly pastels to graphic B&W and Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of the Year.
Jude Stewart explores the unlikely origins of popular pattern names, from Tattersall to keffiyeh to the Plimsoll mark.
This post tours the dizzying patterns of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain—a visual feast perhaps best approached in imagination.
A Q&A with Swedish illustrator Lotta Kühlhorn about pattern design, pattern-making and seeing the world through a patterned lens.
The patterns, colors and designs of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi are unapologetic, from the logo to national teams' uniforms. Jude Stewart explores.
In winter, you can contemplate infinite variations of a single hue: All the shades inherent in white, gray, blue, how each edges into the next. The light enters the sky at a wholly different angle, producing unusual shadows, always racing towards dusk. I swear winter changes the timbre of sounds: on a frigid cold...
Sharpen your pencils and fire up your browsers, color-mavens. The holidays are officially on, and it’s high time to go shopping. Here are the top 10 color-themed gifts this holiday season: First, the splurges. I fell instantly in love with these color-wheel rugs by French designer Constance Guisset for Italian rugmaker Nodus. Thanks, Fast...
Imprint’s longtime color columnist, Jude Stewart, is writing a new series on patterns in design. Previously, she asked whether ornament is really a crime, spoke to the founders of a London-based “pattern consultancy,” and toured Philadelphia University’s patterns archive. Here’s a holiday statistic that’ll blow your hair back: The Guardian reports that we collectively use...