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The theory, fact, and fantasy of color
In the introduction to her book The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe, Sarah Lowengard writes, "Throughout the eighteenth century, people from all social and economic backgrounds thought about color, experimented with color, and offered their own notions of how to explain it, how to use it, and how to improve it. In this book, I will discuss those interests, explorations, expectations, and outcomes."
What I want to point you to is, first, the text of Lowengard's book, and second, a two-part article on the color wheel by Jude Stewart that was inspired by the book.
Here > The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard...
Here > The Wonderful Color Wheel: Part 1...
Here > The Wonderful Color Wheel: Part 2...
Marketing in 2011: What makes your location, your business, and your perspective unique? http://ht.ly/2pI0f
Fun: The Google logos archive http://ht.ly/2oAi9
Interesting free font: St Marie Thin... http://ht.ly/2nMNr
The difference between a plugin, script, extension, add-on, etc... http://ht.ly/2o6ao
First release of WoodWing's Digital Magazine Tools for iPad http://ht.ly/2u0Yr
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Design is the interplay of many disciplines
Cabell Harris is a designer who understands the big picture. By that I mean, he understands the intricacies of making real things happen through design. That requires a keen understanding of many disciplines--marketing, development, branding, copywriting, layout, typography, imagery, production, and publicity--and how they interplay.
Need a model for a rock-solid communications designer? This is how it's done.
Here > Harris' company is Work...
Here > Most of the objects on the page are clickable and lead to interesting tidbits such as this...
Here > Here is the Work Photostream on Flickr...
Here > And their blog...Comment
From the Ideabook.com Design Store
Designer: Which wristwatch design do you prefer? (Please read the text before you choose)
Do me a favor, come over to my Facebook page and help me with a little experiment. I'm curious as to which of these wristwatch designs you like best.
No, I'm not selling watches. I pose the question specifically to "designers only" because I'd like to see which design a designer selects when they are asked to choose something they did not design themselves. I'm using watches because (to me) they so clearly represent distinct design styles. Why explore? I'm guessing, if we get a decent sample, we will learn something significant.
To vote, choose "Comment" and give us the number of your choice and if you'd like, include a link to one of your designs so we can better understand your perspective. Have additional comments? We'd like to hear those too. One proviso--You don't need to love the design you choose. Just pick the one that most closely represents your aesthetic.
Here > Which watch?...
Here > Thanks to Watchismo.com for the use of the images--I have no affiliation with them but the site has a wonderful collection worth seeing....Comment
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