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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...

Wunderkammer of Color: May 2012 Edition

Spring suffuses the natural world with color—but those with a keen eye know that color infiltrates city and town too, not to mention plenty of other nooks and crannies. Here are the hot color finds of the moment. All images: Francois Guillot/Getty, via Architizer Here is Excentrique(s), an art installation by Martin Buren that’s...

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,...

Wunderkammer of Color: September 2011 Edition

Welcome to autumn! The air is crisp; the leaves curl earthwards and fill the streets with their papery-colorful confetti. It’s the season of gorgeousness, people: let’s dive in. Autumn Leaves & Escalator from Flickr Fashionistas crave cool fall weather for the chance to bundle up again in clothes, not to mention the annual barrage...

Wunderkammer of Color: August 2011 Edition

Disco Mecanique (2008) by David Batchelor, via Iheartmyart “To attend to colour, then, is, in part, to attend to the limits of language, what a world without language might be like” – David Batchelor Batchelor is that exceedingly rare bird: an artist facile at both art-making and writing. I’ve been a hearty Batchelor fan...

Announcing Print's First Color Conference!

Color fans: we’ve got a smashing invite for you. Join us at the Art Directors Club in New York on October 4-6 for Print’s very first Color Conference! We’ve gathered design’s most brilliant thinkers to focus on a fascinating, yet under-examined question: what explains color’s power to motivate, trouble, persuade and feed our spirits? Here’s a...