Wunderkammer of Color: Spring 2012 Edition

Glorious spring is back! We’re always thrilled at its return, not least because it’s a season rife with color. Herewith, our latest discoveries. Source: Martha Stewart CMYK Easter eggs It’s never too late to dye more Easter eggs. We particularly …

PantoneLIVE, Hitting a Cloud Near You

We all know this particular game of Printing Telephone: DeepPockets Company calls you up with a juicy assignment to redesign a beloved brand’s packages, printed collateral, signage – the works. You labor (wo)manfully into the wee hours, turn around a …

A Pinterest Cheatsheet for Design and Color Fans

Social-media-watchers are ablaze lately with the news: Pinterest appears to be THE next hot tool. While Slate’s Farhad Manjoo gave a not-meant-for-me review of the tool (his article title, “Cupcakes, Boots and Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal”, says it all), Pinterest’s numbers …

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 …

Can You Own a Color?

Color-fans can now channel their fascination into a worthy cause: OwnaColour.com, sponsored by Glidden Paint, is auctioning off shades of the digital rainbow for charity. For a $2 donation to UNICEF (or more if you wish), you can select and …

New Miami Marlins "Rainbow Bright" Logo Way Off Base

So far the biggest story to come out of baseball’s early off-season isn’t some splashy free agent signing or the abrupt retirement of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, but that of the logo and uniform redesign of the Florida …

Wunderkammer of Color: November 2011 Edition

Photo from Badly Drawn Dad on Flickr Welcome to the waning half of autumn, folks – arguably the season most full with smashing color. This pic above hails from Slindon, West Sussex, England. Old farmer Ralph Upton began arranging his …

Viva Color at Print's First Color Conference

We’re still feeling the rush of color and its many conversations from Print’s first Color Conference last week at the Art Directors Club in New York City’s Fashion District. Here are some brilliant gems to recap: We kicked off Day …

Paint By Numbers: An Exploration of Color and Music

Chris Force, the editor and publisher of Design Bureau and Alarm Press, has been working on self-styled magazines and book projects since he was a teenager. “My self-publishing background began making zines, often hastily assembled together with photocopiers, glue sticks, …