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Mighty midget of a book!,
This review is from: Colour Index (Turtleback)
This pocket sized wonder stands at only 4.5" wide and 1" thick. With a simple no-nonsense layout, there are 4 different colour blends on each one of its 350 pages. Each colour blend is displayed in 3 ways: the colours in stripes next to each other, then in a small repeat pattern, then in a simple picture. All these make it easy to see how the colours will work on yourr project. (if you click on the small thumbnail of the book at the top of this page, then you can browse through the first few pages of this book to see just what i mean) Every colour has the CMYK, RGB and hexidecimal codes with it for reference.
the colour batches are divided into 'moods'. for example, the first batch is BASIC primary and secondary colours, then there are the ACTIVE colours, then the QUIET colours etc.. this again makes it easy to pinpoint the colour combinations to the type of mood that you are trying to convey in your work.
At the very back of the book is a template page where you can cut out a small square shaped hole that fits exactly over each of the colour combination swatches, so that you can see what they look like in isolation against a plain black or plain white background.
I guess that this book is timeless and is one of those that will provide real-world assistance. This will probably be one of the most used and most useful tools on your bookshelf....and to think that comes in such a small package...real pocket dynamite!