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Thomas Woodruff

Thomas Woodruff is a self-proclaimed “neo-fabulist” artist who always works in series on large, complex imagistic projects. The book, THOMAS WOODRUFF’S FREAK PARADE (Hardy Marks Publications) won a 2007 AIGA award for best design, and Woodruff has contributed award winning illustrations to every major periodical in America, including a memorable back page series “Rock and […]

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Japanese Designers Create Nameless Paints To Change The Way Kids Learn Colors

Ima Moteki, a design duo in Japan, has just created a set of Nameless Paints that aim to completely change the way children learn and think about color. Instead of using color names, each white tube of paint is labelled with an “equation” showing which primary colors, and in what proportions, were used to make […]

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Basic Colour Mixing Advice

Colour Mixing Tip 1. You Can’t Mix Primary Colours When combining colours to obtain new hues, there are three basic colours that cannot be made by mixing other colours together. Known as primary colours, these are red, blue, and yellow. Colour Mixing Tip 2. What Happens If You Mix Primary colours? If you combine two […]

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History of Ex-libris

Early examples The earliest known marks of ownership of books or documents date from the reign of Amenophis III in Egypt (1391–53 BCE). However, in their modern form, they evolved from simple inscriptions in books which were common in Europe in the Middle Ages, when various other forms of “librarianship” became widespread (such as the […]

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