Color & Design

Print considers the overt and subtle impact of color in design. Our contributors have covered projects that link color and design with social action, Damien Hirst, and Pinterest, to name just a few. A brand’s color scheme is as much a part of its identity as any logo. With Imprint’s vibrant and thoughtful coverage of color in its multiplicity of hues, we’ve got all the color design ideas to spark rainbows of inspiration.

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Hotheaded Quotes About Color

Here, Jude Stewart recaps some of her favorite strongly worded quotes about color, from artists, thinkers, designers, scientists and others.

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Which Came First—The Artist or the Egg?

Without a doubt, this is the coolest Easter egg hunt around (trade in your basket for an app). The Big Egg Hunt is a philanthropic endeavor that sprawls across New York City, uniting big brands, artists and any kid at heart.

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How to Make *#$%* Mistakes on Purpose!

Have trouble being creative under the gun? This workshop helps foster inspiration by teaching designers how to make mistakes on purpose. “Here’s what to do when it’s too late to go walking in the woods, get burrs stuck in your pants and invent Velcro all over again.” So explained Laurie Rosenwald last Thursday evening...

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The Infinitely Deep Colors of Winter

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...

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10 Fantastical Holiday Gift Ideas for Color Fans

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...

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An Offbeat History of Wrapping Paper

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...