Brendan Murphy of Lippincott explores the changing role of color in modern branding.
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...
J.J. Sedelmaier looks at "50 Years Of Schwinn Built Bicycles," an illustrated tome published in 1945.
This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.
I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It wasn’t until taking a calligraphy course in college (with Professor Don Anderson, author of “The Art Of Written Forms”) that I ran across them...
Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?
Drumroll, please: Pantone 2015 Color of the Year has been announced! Read what Leatrice Eiseman and Jude Stewart have to say about Marsala and the thinking behind the choice.
Jude Stewart’s Beyond the Color Chart Bootcamp will teach you to wield color—including the color green, as detailed below—more intelligently in your graphic design practice. Register for this online course here. Welcome to part 2 in my mini-series on the new book GREEN: The History of a Color by French art historian Michel Pastoureau....
The color green is fickle, mutable, variously the color of love, youth, irresponsibility, but also madness, debauchery, and the underworld. Jude Stewart explores its history.
Part 2 in Jude Stewart's series documenting strongly opinionated quotes about color from designers, artists, politicians and scientists.