Never Use Black – Ian Storm Taylor

This via Nicholas Bate, via Swissmiss

“When you put pure black next to a set of meticulously picked colors, the black overpowers everything else. It stands out because it’s not natural. All of the “black” everyday objects around you have some amount of light bouncing off of them, which means they aren’t black, they’re dark gray. And that light probably has a tint to it, so they’re not even dark gray, they’re colored-dark gray.”

I’m no designer of painter but it fascinated me and makes perfect sense.  Taylor draws on the work of Wayne Thiebaud to illustrate his post…


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