Colour of Business

Colour, Design

True Colour InfographicI recently used this infographic in a report on colour semantics and I thought it was interesting to see how emotions are affected by colour. Do you agree with the emotions shown for each colour?

 

Humour, Wit and Satire

Design

The use of graphic design to create strong emotive opinions is very useful in current politics, economics and society. Images can be humorous, political or artistic and many images are completely open to interpretation. Have a look at these four images, what do you think their meanings are?

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My Inspiration #6: Portal

Colour, Design, My Inspiration

Portal

I love portal graphic art, it is so amazingly simplistic and utilises vivid colour amongst a gloomy background. It shows off the core principles of the game in an easy to understand manner.

 

My Inspiration #5: Mondrian

Design, My Inspiration

Mondrian World MapThe use on Mondrian design can be applied across a vast array of mediums. I find this example of a Mondrian world map very inspirational, it takes the traditional Mondrian principles of order and vivid colours and uses them in this creative canvas.

My Inspiration #4

Design, My Inspiration

Tech St LouisDynamic design can be found in posters and visual media, but also in documents, reports and journals. This use of creative design demonstrates how imagery can change the emotive and visual properties of a document. The data is shown in a creative manner which is very beneficial, I find this document to be a good piece of inspiration for my own designs.

 

My Inspiration #1

Design, My Inspiration

Krzysztof Iwanski

Polish graphic designer Krzysztof Iwanski is one of the designers I have personally looked at for inspiration in my own projects. These designs are excellent examples of his skills in graphic design and typography.

Complimentary Colour

Colour, Design, Photography

ChurchThis particular image is an example of how complimentary colours can create a more vivid impression both in reality and photography. The red and green of the church facade are complimentary because they are positioned on opposite sides of the hue circle, the same effect would occur with yellow – blue and all other opposing hues. This is useful knowledge for image composition and the use of colour on graphic images as it is important to communicate a complimentary a colour palette.