The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations, Volume 978, Issues 0-89853

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Adams Media, Mar 15, 1999 - Art - 144 pages
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If you're from the "I don't know zip about color - but I know what I like" school of color theory, this book's for you. You won't find color wheels or lectures on color harmony here . . . just 500+ tried-and-true color combinations derived from actual design work - posters, packages, even giftware - created over the past century by designers, artists and color experts. You'll find historical color combinations from the Victorian period, Art Deco era, Far-out Sixties, Rave craze - plus current color combinations, such as limited color, "bad color" and much more. Even if you don't know what you're looking for, you'll know it when you see it here.

It's not just what colors you use, but how you use them. That's why the color combinations in this book are arranged in simple, sample layouts rather than pages of out-of-context swatches. Complete with color formulas in CMYK, these layouts show you which colors work for backgrounds, borders, type, outlines, panels and small text, so you can easily adapt them to your designs.

 

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I was disappointed in perusing this book as it lacked much in the way a guide should help guide a better color sense. Seemed to have a prescription for certain colors but never explaining very well ... Read full review

The designer's guide to color combinations: 500+ historic and modern color formulas in CMYK

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This wonderful book is about color and design, but it is not a book of theory that begins with color wheels, primary colors, secondary colors, and color harmony. Instead, it offers design examples ... Read full review

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Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
10
VICTORIAN COLOR
16
ART DECO COLOR
30
ATOMIC AGE COLOR
46
CURRENT COLOR
76
BAD COLOR
114
EARTH COLOR
124
RAVE COLOR
132
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Leslie Cabarga is the author of over two dozen books on desiLeslie Cabarga is the author of over two dozen books on design, including Longo, Font and Lettering Bible, The Designeragn, including Longo, Font and Lettering Bible, The Designeras Guide to Color Combinations, and The Designeras Guide to Gs Guide to Color Combinations, and The Designeras Guide to Global Color Combinations. He's been an illustrator and desiglobal Color Combinations. He's been an illustrator and designer since 1970. ner since 1970.

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