Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types, 25th Anniversary Edition / Edition 25

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A selection of content from the entire Color Harmony library offers readers the most comprehensive reference book on the usage of color available today. Included is exclusive access to a downloadable application that allows users to choose layouts, logos, and package details featured in the book, experiment with colors, and print them for reference.

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One of the most comprehensive reference books on the usage of color available today, this compendium incorporates 25 years' worth of publications from the publisher's "Color Harmony" series. Marks (Good Design) and color consultant Tina Sutton are credited as coauthors along with the design firms MINE and Origin. The CD-ROM allows users to experiment with colors and choose layouts, logos, and package designs featured in the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592535903
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Anniversary
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 473,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry has created projects for clients ranging from DC Comics to Microsoft, and was the co-chair of the activity book for hospitalized and chronically ill children. Terry is also the author of Mr. Crumbly Dreams a Tiger and Rules for Success. He lives in Seattle, WA.
Christopher Simmons, founding principal of MINE, is a designer, writer, and educator. He is an instructor in identity design at California College of the Arts and at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer on design issues at colleges, universities, and professional organizations. Simmons is president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His first book on identity design, Logo Lab, was released in 2005. He lives in San Francisco.Terry Marks (Seattle, WA) is the author of Mr. Crumbly Dreams a Tiger and Rules for Success. Christopher Simmons of MINE is an instructor in identity design at California College of the Arts and at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Jim Mousner, of Origin Design, has had work featured in publications such as Print, HOW, and \u00c9migr?, and been published in many books. Tina Sutton speaks on "The Psychology of Color" at many school, businesses, and museums. She writes a weekly column for the Boston Globe Magazine.

Tina Sutton speaks on \u201cThe Psychology of Color\u201d at many school, businesses, and museums. She writes a weekly column for the Boston Globe Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Color Wheel 8

How To Use Color 9

The Color Chart 10

The Process 12

Aspects of Color 13

Basic Color Schemes 14

What's Your Color? 26

Special Effects of Color 30

And What's Next? 45

Moods and Color 46

Powerful 48

Romantic 76

Friendly 104

Welcoming 132

Elegant 160

Fresh 188

Traditional 216

Classic 244

Regal 272

Energetic 300

Professional 328

Graphic 356

The Psychology of Color 384

Process Color Conversion Chart 404

Color Swatches 405

About the Authors 431

Photographer Credits 432

About the CD-ROM 432

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