Working in colour


Colour is one of the keystones of design theory. I think it is a mistake to think of it as the easiest to master – no matter how much you think you know, there are always surprises. Sometimes going back to the basics helps reset our preconceptions and aids discussions about colour with clients. A […]

Colour Trends 2019+



Visual design for the visually impaired

A test for colour blindness of orange and green spots

My Dad is colour blind. When I was a kid, he bought a tie to wear to his office with a brilliant pink splash of colour through the design. He had no idea and no one had the heart to tell him of his fashion faux-pas. This article from UX Booth, looks at simple ways […]

Wes Anderson’s Color

2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel

2005, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2007, Hotel Chevalier 2007, The Darjeeling Limited 2009, The Fantastic Mr. Fox 2012, Moonrise Kingdom 2013, Castello Cavalcanti 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel  

Rainbow House


Rainbow House Gorgeous color geometric patterns, Okuda logo hand-painted design, so that the house to re radiate new luster and vitality.

Graphic Design Games

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Method of Action has created some online games to help people master Bezier curves, colour theory and kerning. Have fun! In the colour game, move the black circles around the colour wheel to match the colour in the centre. From simple colour picking you move on to contrasts, analogous and triadic. But be quick – […]

Colour me inspired


Looking for some colour palette inspriation? One website to start on is Colour Me Curious which is a tumbler of colour palettes submitted by designers. The latest trends seem to involve a lot of teal and pastels.  

How to use color more effectively in your photos


In the span of human and cultural evolution, the human brain not only evolved with the need to recognize and differentiate color, it formed an emotional symbolism with regards to the concept of color. Throughout history, people have used color to illustrate and symbolize moods and traditions. As a species, we’re not only drawn to […]

Artistic lettering techniques


When we discovered Ana Gómez Bernaus’s effervescently colorful lettering creations, the first thing we said was “Wow.” And the next thing we said was “How?”—as in “How does she do that?” So we asked her, and in a recent “Create With” live session, she demonstrated the three lettering workflows she employed in the creation of this playful Make […]

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Colour Palettes

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On our Pinterest site we now have a folder dedicated to colour palettes

Pantone: The 20th Century in Color

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I ’ d like to share one colors book wrote by Leatrice Eiseman who is one of the Pantone’ color specialist. I was absorbed by this book, it is not a synthesize article, but context of the 20th century color. In every chapter, there are some typical art works and nature beauty represent the ages popular colors, […]