This updated, expanded, and oversized inspirational resource presents 1,100 color palettes, with light, bright, dark, and muted varieties for each one, making it the most expansive palette selection tool available.
Color Index XL provides aspiring designers, artists, and creative individuals working with color with an indispensable, one-stop method for reviewing and selecting current, up-to-date color palettes for their creative projects. Designer and lecturer Jim Krause's classic resource is back with a new approach that presents each group of palettes in an oversized form for easy visual review, and bleeding to the edge of the page (edge indexing) for quick access. By providing variations for each palette, Krause ensures that creatives can find the best color selection for each project's needs. This book serves as the perfect resource for teachers, students, and professionals of all kinds in the art and design space who want to stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving trends in color.
About the Author
JIM KRAUSE has been a graphic designer since the early 1980s. Over the years, he has worked for clients large and small, including Microsoft, Levi Strauss, and Seattle public schools. He began writing books about design and creativity in 1999 and has written one a year since that time, having published approximately 15 books.
“In a digital realm where everything can be found online, I still prefer analog methods. Matching colors to a real printed source always ensures that what I see is exactly what I’ll get. Color Index XL will be one of those books in your library littered with post-it notes hanging out of the page edges looking like it's overdue for a good shave. And rightly so, it’s because it’s distinctly useful for the creative process, a tome of colorful insights you’ll return to over and over again for years to come. Good books aren’t meant to remain in mint condition, you’ll use this reference a lot and eventually wear it out and that as Martha says is a good thing.”
—Von Glitschka, Creative Director of GlitschkaStudios.com