About Jude Stewart

Jude Stewart is a PRINT contributing editor. She has written on design and culture for Slate, Fast Company, The Believer, I.D., Metropolis, and Design Observer, among many others. Her first book ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color is available for pre-order from Bloomsbury. Follow her tweets on color at twitter.com/joodstew.

The Curious Charm of Highlighter Yellow

This is exactly how many pairs of highlighter-yellow shoes I own: Well, these plus the mustard-yellow flats that are too scruffy to photograph, and the short blond cowgirl boots that aren’t, strictly speaking, technicolor-yellow enough. Because “strictly speaking” really describes …

Flying Colors: The Best and Worst of Flag Design

Bonne Bastille! I am a laggard this year on celebrating July 14, but  a no less ardent one. I’ve always been a particular fan of this dashing-to-smashing holiday—dashing until the smashing came along, that is. It puts me in mind …

What’s Black-and-White and Red All Over?

Newsprint, pop graphics, and zigzagging pixilation are making waves in graphic design lately—all in stark black-and-white, with only occasional flashes of color (usually cherry red). Here’s some of the hottest stuff we’ve seen. As a onetime and future Berliner, I …

Wunderkammer of Color: May 2012 Edition

Spring suffuses the natural world with color—but those with a keen eye know that color infiltrates city and town too, not to mention plenty of other nooks and crannies. Here are the hot color finds of the moment. All images: …

Pantone + AAU Color Lab: Color Meets Cause

How to make color speak forcefully and persuasively for social action? This spring, Pantone teamed up with Academy of Art University in San Francisco to tackle this question in an unusually applied course called Color in Action. Under the guidance …

Sprouting Pattern & Color: Q&A with Kapitza

I’m a long-time fan of Kapitza, the sister-duo Petra and Nicole Kapitza, who design clever patterns using font software. Their fonts not only help designers make smashingly inventive patterns, but they’re also useful as an alternative to stock illustrations. Kapitza …

Wunderkammer of Color: Spring 2012 Edition

Glorious spring is back! We’re always thrilled at its return, not least because it’s a season rife with color. Herewith, our latest discoveries. Source: Martha Stewart CMYK Easter eggs It’s never too late to dye more Easter eggs. We particularly …

Publicolor: Drenching At-Risk Schools in Color

Annual fundraising events are usually dreary, rubber-chicken affairs. Not so with Publicolor, one of our very favorite charities whose Stir, Splatter + Roll event is slated for Wed. April 11 at 6pm. How often do contributors convene at an at-risk …

PantoneLIVE, Hitting a Cloud Near You

We all know this particular game of Printing Telephone: DeepPockets Company calls you up with a juicy assignment to redesign a beloved brand’s packages, printed collateral, signage – the works. You labor (wo)manfully into the wee hours, turn around a …

A Pinterest Cheatsheet for Design and Color Fans

Social-media-watchers are ablaze lately with the news: Pinterest appears to be THE next hot tool. While Slate’s Farhad Manjoo gave a not-meant-for-me review of the tool (his article title, “Cupcakes, Boots and Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal”, says it all), Pinterest’s numbers …