Bang the drums and sound the trumpets! Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is officially live today, and it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. A blue-shifted purple, Pantone describes the color as “provocative and thoughtful,” noting it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Colors-of-the-year announcements interest me intensely, as...
On September 21, 2017, The Village Voice, a weekly New York City institution, published its final print edition, after 61 years
Jude Stewart shares her delightful annual selection of color facts, news and discoveries, just in time for Fall.
Aside from the great Jack Kirby, these design, art and animation icons are celebrating their 100th birthdays this year, from Felix the Cat to Jock Kinneir.
Rachel Olson offers this brief history of the color wheel in one of HOWU's newest courses: Color Theory for Designers. Gain a better understanding of color…
In celebration of the luckiest holiday of the year, explore award-winning designs that leverage the color green in branding, packaging, publications and more.
We review Chromaphilia: The Story of Color in Art by Stella Paul, which reprises how color informs artist practices, materials, theory, culture and more.
This unique 1928 volume Talens, which is a textbook on making decorative design for fabric, textiles was illustrated by J. Van Lerven from the school of Art and Design in Arnhem and text by C. Vakahuizen Van Den Brink from Utrecht.
This post examines Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, as design prompt, as emergent color trend, and symbolic of our collective mood right now.
Yellow book covers are huge again, say the pundits. Why and how - and where's a color fan to locate the sunniest designs out there? Here's your guide.