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More Color Smarts, by Parsons’ Color Theory Team

Welcome back to an ongoing, freewheeling conversation on color with Thomas Bosket and Langdon Graves, who both teach color theory at Parsons The New School for Design. (Read part 1 to catch up.) Do you have any knockout students in your color theory classes right now? Thomas Bosket: I haven’t taught color this past year,...

Christmas on the Fourth of July

Old Glory and Santa Claus are both lightening up. By carefully dialing hues up and down, designers are reinvigorating the traditional color palettes of red-white-and-blue and red-and-green without rendering either combo frivolous or irreverent. It started, arguably, with the Obama-Biden campaign in 2008. Like all presidential campaigns, the brand’s color-mandate was simply to seize...