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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Color Works by John Cantwell, Eddie Opara

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With a ferocious use of black
abstracted forms, karlssonwilkers
poster for a design talk in Aarhus,
Denmark, is evoked by the use of light
gray and yellow dimensional forms in
the foreground. The Karlsson version
of the posters uses the fluorescent
yellow as an accent to balance the
use of the color in both posters.
Generated as a gateway into
the “MTV Universe,” the black-gray
Orb is constructed from several
spherical scales and forms. Because
of its animated form, the Orb’s dark
coloration shifts slightly due to its
3D composition and the effects on
dimension caused by the change
in lighting.
Black and
White
H j alti Karlsson & Jan Wilker
When we first started working, we tended to try
out many different colors but always ended up using
black and white. Then we started using yellow as our
default color, along with black and white, making it
a three-color process. Yellow has a distinct highlight-
ing quality. But we didn’t use just any yellow color—
we picked a yellow that exhibits more fluorescent,
neon attributes.
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