Viewpoint Colour no. 06 - Rise Up
VIEWPOINT COLOUR no 6
Should we feel inspired or humbled that it is schoolchildren who have pushed the climate crisis to the top of the international agenda? Both. It is well over a decade since the 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth set out the uncomfortable facts about environmental changes – and there have been many other warnings, both before and since. Yet we have proved unwilling to inconvenience ourselves. Faced with this lack of impetus and will, young people are demanding action, and demanding it now.
Their sense of urgency, couched with energy, inclusivity and humour, is infectious. Extinction Rebellion is one of the loudest voices urging us to rebel for life – to take action, right now. And the creative community is responding, not just in terms of setting its own house in order but also by spreading a clear, unambiguous message to the world. In our feature on The Colours of Resistance, we look at the roles of colour and design in galvanising protest and lending it a clear sense of identity and purpose.
The playful creativity at the heart of this explosion of youthful protest is fast-moving and responsive, equally attuned to the new age of direct action and to the era of social media. And it is largely self-generated. While the arts are being squeezed out of the school curriculum, today’s young people have grown up with tools that enable them to create and to communicate, and we should encourage and facilitate this. Throughout this issue you’ll find heartening examples of organisations doing just that.
Created by View Publications in collaboration with FranklinTill Associates, Viewpoint Colour is a unique magazine devoted to colour. Catering to all colour conscious industries, VIEWPOINT COLOUR provides visual inspiration, direction and a global perspective on colour from the world's leading colour experts. It is a sister magazine and the perfect complement to our highly successful, VIEWPOINT DESIGN*, dedicated to product innovation.
It's All About Colour!
Colour is the single most powerful communication tool, influencing 50% - 85% of ideas and product purchase decisions. With 80% of human experience filtered through the eyes, visual cues are vital in getting a message across. Nothing does this better than the thoughtful use of colour. Pivotal in the design process and an essential element to a successful design strategy, colour should be considered from the moment the materials are being developed and should be a conscious part of every level of decision making from the raw materials that go into the product to the packaging it leaves the store in.
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We understand the costs and the complexity of colour decisions and we want to make your colour planning easier. Our goal is to supply you with the critical and actionable colour intelligence you need so you can make more effective colour decisions. With a focus on what's really important, VIEWPOINT COLOUR will give you both a macro and local view on key colour stories, focusing on what's happening right now as well as what will be taking place three years from now.
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Explore and experience the work of major photographers, designers and global colour experts. VIEWPOINT COLOUR is an aesthetically provocative, culturally relevant magazine focusing on the world of color across all product and design industries on a global basis.
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What’s in VIEWPOINT COLOUR
• Colour News & Innovation • The Design Context • Colour Forecast (12-18 month) • Colour Implementation • Visual Essay images and photographs • Colour, Material, Finish • Colour & Pattern Inspiration • Colour Meanings • Colour Future (3 years ahead) VIEWPOINT COLOUR is a sister publication of the highly successful magazine, VIEWPOINT DESIGN.
Issue frequency: 2 issues per year
Months of publication: 06/12