Designing with One Color and Two Colors

Designing with One Color and Two Colors

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"Designing with One and Two Colors" is the first book of its kind to illustrate how colour (and budget) restraints can inform some of the most inventive designs in the marketplace today. From business cards to brochures, magazine layouts to book covers, this comprehensive volume features select work from the world's top graphic design studios and artists. Perfect for anyone interested in creating visually striking design from limited source material, "Designing with One and Two Colors" will inspire artists to see beyond the four-colour world and embrace the vibrant aesthetic of a two-colour palette.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 226 x 266 x 26mm | 1,437.88g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper Design International
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 300 Colour
  • 0062004611
  • 9780062004611
  • 936,552

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How do we overcome the limitations associated with using a palette restricted to one or two colors maximum? What are the tricks and resources employed by some of the best international designers to express complex ideas and concepts without resorting to color? How does color effectively communicate universal messages, transcending language barriers all around the world?

Designing with One Color and Two Colors answers these questions and more. A compendium of more than three hundred images of one- and two-tone designs, this book showcases the work of industry innovators. Three-dimensionality, depth, overlays, negative space--all tricks of the trade to overcome limitations with color that, upon closer review, can be used to aesthetic advantage. The designers presented in this book are visionaries, reinterpreting the use of color one tone at a time. Perfect for anyone interested in mastering the design of one and two colors, this book is the ultimate sourcebook of inspiration.
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About Maia Francisco

Maia Francisco studied art and design at Barcelona's Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny and trained as a pianist at the city's Conservatory of Music. Specializing in the fields of graphic design and illustration, she is the author of many titles, including The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design, Sticker Stack, and Ink Me: Temporary Tattoos Forever.
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