Its All Black and White
Black and white is a classic combination that symbolizes strength and clarity. Often times, people say “I see things in black and white” or” put something down in black and white”.
White symbolizes daylight, airy, bright and purity. Black symbolizes night, bold and heavy. The combination is timeless. They are total opposites but when brought together shows truth and a powerful message. It’s simple, minimal but bold.
Left: Knoll “Drip“; Top Right: “Masters Chair” designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell carried by Design Within Reach; Bottom Right: iGattipardi Glazed Porcelain Tile from Stone Source
Here are few thoughts relating to black and white.
A quote from Patrick Winfield, graphic designer and photographer
Source: Just Creative; posted about Logo Design
I like to work first in black and white to ensure that the logo will look good in its simplest form. Color is very subjective and emotional. This can distract from the overall design – say if you saw your logo in all red, that color may be the first thing that you respond to and not the composition of the design elements. I will not even consider submitting color suggestions to a client for review until they have signed off on a final black and white logo.
A quote from Ted Grant
Source: Good Reads.com
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Slider image: Maharam 20th Century Textiles
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