Colour names

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 | No Comments
Colour names

I was recently in a jewelry shop and saw some dazzling rubies. The saleswoman referred to one ruby as a true red. What I saw was a deep magenta. How we see colours can differ greatly from person to person, and how we name colours can also vary. I’ve always been fascinated by the evocative names of colours: jaw-breaking candy […]

Colour calibration

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I would guess that most of you do not have colour calibrated monitors. So viewing a PDF on my screen will look different on your screen; sometimes very different. How we see colour depends on many things. For photographers and designers, the primary difference is whether we are viewing printed colours (CMYK) or those on screen (RGB). At Peggy […]

Atlantic Credit Unions

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Atlantic Credit Unions

We recently worked on a colourful project for Atlantic Central – the trade association that supports all of the credit unions in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. We designed this booklet to be used as an educational tool when Atlantic Central is speaking to governments. The criteria was that it had […]

Pantone Color of the Year

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We all need a joyful boost of colour this time of year – something better than grey. But Marsala – Pantone Color of the Year 2015 doesn’t do it for me. I’ve loved some of the previous Pantone colours: honeysuckle, chili pepper, blue iris, turquoise, and tangerine tango. The colour of Marsala wine is rich and deep […]