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Linda Alexander's insight:
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It’s interesting how some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And chances are that we did not realize this back when we were kids. Sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully appreciate and understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment.
Here’s some of the best quotes from books we used to read.
1. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
2. Dr Seiss, Horton Hears a Who
3. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse
4. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
5. Roald Dahl, The Twits
6. Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go
7. Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
9. L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
10. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
11. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
12. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
13. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
14. Shel Silverstein
15. Roald Dahl, The Minpins
16. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
17. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins
18. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
19. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
20. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
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Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emote more meaning than just color. We can smell logwood, taste cochineal, touch mummy brown. There is j...
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Love the history of color! Just think about this single paragraph:
"We have chemist William Henry Perkins to thank for the color mauve. During experiments pertaining to a possible malaria cure extracted from tar, he noticed a "strangely beautiful color" tinting the residue of his flasks. That color was a soft version of violet, which Perkins originally named "Tyrian Purple," after the Roman favorite we discussed earlier. He soon changed it to mauve or mauveine. His discover led to a pigment frenzy, in which chemists literally mined coal to see what colors were hiding inside. (Mauve sample from The American Practical Dyer’s Companion by F. J. Bird, 1882. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute 84-B25071.)" Wow. What a find.
A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone.
Marty Note Great HuffPost roundup of several important infographics and psychology of color studies. Which ones surprised you? Problem is every website wants ALL of those emotions, but not all at once (lol). Key is picking right color for right content / place on your site.
RED may SUCK as a homepage because it chases people away, but red could ROCK as an accent. Red "buy" buttons have only been beat ONE TIME in thousands of tests we've run. So find the right color conversation and have it at the right time.
At Curagami (http://www.Curagami.com) we think of colors as ways to help tell stories. We try to "match the hatch" of the story we are telling to colors in our images or within supporting graphics such as icons or widgets.
When our story is EXCITING we like RED or variations of it. We may also isolate the red by using black and white. Isolating red makes its power SHOUT in just the right minimal way sometimes. Too much red makes you want to RELAX so we may follow a RED with a soothing green or blue.
Websites are hub and spoke so it van be impossible to map stories to color in sequence. BUT if you match the PAGE to your colors you can win and be sure to daisy chain content telling the same story with enough similar colors and scenttrail to create a sense of connection. If you tell a GREEN story and suddenly smack your readers with too much red they RUN.
Win the page, link the page and win the psychology of color battle in your web design.
And YES I'm breaking my Big Blogs curation rule for the 3rd time in a day (lol). Soon as you state a stupid rule like that you break it and that is a definite RULE (lol). M