Colour Mania: A Global Spectrum of Unitone Design
A global ethnography by way of design, or what chocolate packaging has to do with indie music.
By Maria Popova
As a hopeless lover of both color and minimalism, I was instantly enamoured with Colour Mania by Victionary — a magnificent collection of stellar unicolor works in nine colors and a rainbow tone, spanning graphic design, illustration, packaging, branding, interior design and more. Each of the book’s ten color-based chapters, separated by peel-off color tabs, features a meticulously curated selection of eye candy in the respective hue — yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, achromatic / black-and-white, and rainbow.
Color initially conveys no meanings when it stands alone, but it connotes feelings and values that vary from places, culture and time and are subject to personal feelings at the same time.”
The lavish volume features over 300 pages of cross-disciplinary contributions from all over the world, offering an implicit ethnograhic tour by way of color.
Unforgivingly vibrant and visually delightful, Colour Mania is an absolute treat of eloquent unitone minimalism and a beautiful exploration of color as a storytelling device.
Published August 2, 2011