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.

NODE+chroma digital color sensor

NODE+chroma: Changing the Way You Work + Design with Color

Imagine if digital and analog color could be simply, objectively interchanged. No matching samples, no worrying over the altering effects of ambient light, screens or perception. This is what George Yu set out to provide with NODE+chroma.


3 Emerging Pattern Trends

Pattern Observer Michelle Fifis talks about 3 emerging pattern trends that she gleaned from Indigo New York and Printsource New York — leading print shows.


History For The Price Of Peanuts

I can't say I think of Planters' Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little "Paint Book" from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.


Color Separation at Birth

Does anybody do color separations the old fashioned way with four or more plates, and therefore, four or more separate color proofs? I haven't seen color "progs" in ages, until the other day in Rome, under my nose, there these were.


Paul Rand’s Color Endorsement

Paul Rand did not promote himself, but various companies used Paul Rand to promote them. Check out this ad from 1955 involving Du Pont and Mohawk.


The Ages Of “21”

In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie's "21" (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, "The Iron Gate" as a self-promotional tool.


5 Reasons You Must Go to HOW Design Live 2013

Designers! (And here we all picture the stern elegance of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, locking his gaze with our over trim, gold-rimmed glasses.) If you haven’t already registered for HOW Design Live 2013, you’ve got just about a month left to rectify this grievous oversight. In today’s post, I give you 5 sure-fire reasons...


Paul Ford’s Interaction: Filtering Photography

Read Paul Ford’s Interaction column, Filtering Photography, from the new June issue of Print below. Pick up your copy of the The Color Issue today to discover even more about color. Imagine how expressive everyday images could be if we better understood the color wheel and relied less on stock filters to add meaning to...