After a couple years studying graphics at school, and four more years working in design-for-print I learned to appreciate the importance of color. It wasn’t just something to be used, it needed to be reliable. In print, color accuracy is everything.
Pantone totally rocked this industry for years; when my father handed down his Pantone swatch book I treasured it. Okay, he may have loaned it to me and never got it back, but either way it felt like a rights-of-passage; I respected it. And that’s the thing with Pantone, they’re respected because they’re trusted.
Then they kinda disappeared from my life. My career change from graphics to animation Continue reading
Okay, so there’s a chance it was actually only 3 inquiries, but either way I buckle under pressure. So here it is, and at $26 it’s a steal. ‘Purple’ is without a doubt my favorite book on color and in my top3 ‘art books’ of all time; it’s an important read for anyone in film-making, animation, games, comic books, graphic design, computer graphics or story-telling in general.
And it has pictures. Perfect.
Well, who doesn’t like art books? This is my current crush, picked it up in Japantown a couple weeks back. Clearly I should have picked it up from Amazon and saved myself $15, but at $40 it’s still worth it.
I think it’s officially my second favorite book on Color.