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Designer's Guide to Color: Boxed Set [Paperback]

Jeanne Allen , James Stockton , Ikuyoshi Shibukawa , Ymi Takahashi
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October 26, 2006 081185678X 978-0811856782
For designers of all stripes, here are all five volumes of this ever-popular (over half a million sold in the series), ever-reliable color reference series back in print and in a new boxed set that brings them together for the first time. A dependable and indispensable tool that has withstood the test of time in a digital age, no design library would be complete without this enduring collection. Each volume contains more than 1000 color combinations for anyone making decisions about color. Volume one presents innovative color combinations, volume two is concerned with brightness, volume three with pattern, volume four with tone, and volume five with the ways in which color combinations can be used to represent emotion. This is the definitive collection of the original color combining guides.

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081185678X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811856782
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.3 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,609,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Designing with Color January 2, 2010
This series of books is an indispensable tool for any graphic designer or art director. Through its pages it offers hundreds of creative color combinations that aren't always intuitive but work exceptionally well together. It is an excellent catalyst to move the designer away from the tried and true (and boring) into new options that inspire greater creativity.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not much help August 8, 2007
I'm not much of a designer when it comes to using color, but this guide didn't help me out.
The color schemes don't look very attractive, and the usage of the guide isn't very clear to me.
All in all, I would recommend using Adobe's (online) Kuler application instead of this set.
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