Color & Design


10 Fantastical Holiday Gift Ideas for Color Fans

Sharpen your pencils and fire up your browsers, color-mavens. The holidays are officially on, and it’s high time to go shopping. Here are the top 10 color-themed gifts this holiday season: First, the splurges. I fell instantly in love with these color-wheel rugs by French designer Constance Guisset for Italian rugmaker Nodus. Thanks, Fast...


Image of the Day, 12/12/2013: Santa rebrand

Deadline extended to December 13! The Print Celebrates Design Competition 2013 is the first ever Print competition focused on all things festive! Join the party and submit your 2013 designs today! Just in time for the holidays, London-based Quietroom created this hilarious brand book parody for Kris Kringle himself. Taking on everything from Pantone...

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Wunderkammer of Color: November 2013 Edition

Greetings, color fans! Here are my latest, juiciest chromatic finds: Are they wasabi- or pea-green? Nuclear Granny Smith or—my controversially favorite color—highlighter yellow? Whatever hue you assign to them, New York City’s hybrid fleet of “Boro taxis” hit the city’s streets last August and, more recently, The New York Times. Licensed to cruise only...


Color and Pattern Trends from the Spring 2014 Fashion Shows

The spring ’14 runway shows have come and gone and I am thrilled to bring you a few trend highlights from the four week event. Patterns have taken a back seat for the past several seasons, but Spring ’14 appears to be the season of the print, with many apparel designers using pattern and...

Print December 2013 Regional Design Annual

Print’s 2013 Regional Design Annual

The 2013 Regional Design Annual has arrived! This 33rd Regional Design Annual showcases the very best work of 2013 from all corners of the United States from self-promotion, ad campaigns, book covers and much more. This year’s competition was awe inspiring and left quite an impression on the judges!! PURCHASE COPY or PURCHASE PDF...


ROY G. BIV: Outtakes from a Color Maven Tour

Color mavens, the universe just keeps on giving. One month into the release of my new book ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color, I’ve amassed a wealth of intriguing new facts, lore and stories. Here are a few of my best finds. Exactly how many shades of gray are there? Steve...


Image of the Day: 10/17/2013: Typography posters

Budapest-based design Áron Jancsó has created a series of beautiful typography-based posters, that vary in focus from abstract letterforms that highlight a particular typeface to entertaining pop cultural references quoting movies and music. Check out a gallery of them here. Via Looks Like Good Design.


Image of the Day, 10/02/2013: Alumni magazine redesign

José Reyes and his team at Metaleap Creative show the real potential of a typically restrictive design project with their major redesign of Georgia State University’s alumni magazine. Check out a sample interior here. Via SPD.

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The Science, Business and Voodoo of Color in Marketing

Color persuades—this we know for sure. So studying color in marketing, the ultimate persuasion business, seems ripe for fascinating insights. Here’s a dive into some of the latest research on the topic. I can’t think of a longer-lasting, higher-stakes design decision than choosing your logo design and palette, so colors of major web brands...


ROY G. BIV is Finally Here!

Lovingly packaged with full-color illustrations on every page, “ROY G. BIV” is a great reference or inspiration for designers, artists and color-fans of every stripe. Take a rollicking tour through Jude Stewart's book.