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...
This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.
Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?
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.
Learn how to write a creative brief and perfect your business strategy with the Develop a Winning Creative Strategy Ultimate Collection. See what’s inside. “Every project starts with a creative brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?” So begins the new 25min documentary Briefly, just released online. It’s the...
What do frogs and toads, so commonly featured in imagery over time, symbolize across different cultures and contexts?
Go down the rabbit hole and learn more about animal symbolism--specifically what hares and rabbits have represented in various cultures.
Why are tangents so appealing? Jude Stewart takes us on the first part of closer examination of the symbolism of animals, focusing on honeycombs and the symbolism of bees.
Part 2 in Jude Stewart's series documenting strongly opinionated quotes about color from designers, artists, politicians and scientists.