Thursday, November 1, 2007

Colour: Design & Creativity

Form the AIC e-news, november 2007:

Colour: Design & Creativity, the new online journal from the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), is intended to serve a gap in the marketplace by appealing to a multidisciplinary audience seeking a better understanding of colour and its application in design, theory and practice. In particular the journal will emphasise the synergy between colour and design, as opposed to their individual importance.

Comments editor, Prof. Stephen Westland, ‘Although design is for convenience recognised as a discrete discipline, it is truly multidisciplinary, involving aspects of science, technology, art, crafts and business. Design represents one of the significant interfaces between art and science, and the journal will be dedicated to exploring this interface.’

Among the topics covered in the inaugural issue are colour and emotions, analysis of colours in branding, design concepts using thermochromic colour change, colour forecasting and preference in the fashion industry, and an article that describes what the author calls ‘a new colour form’.

The journal will appeal to colourists, designers, scientists, artists and other professionals alike and seeks submissions of research related to colour: from explanatory papers, case studies and essays, to reviews of books, events, collections and installations. Being published online, a key feature will be the inclusion of ‘galleries’ of work, as well as material in movie and audio format. All articles will undergo a process of peer review, managed by the editor and assisted by a body of international experts forming an advisory panel.

In the first instance, Colour: Design & Creativity will be open access, thanks to funding received from the Worshipful Company of Dyers, and can be found at www.colour-journal.org. Anyone active in colour research, development and application is invited to submit material for subsequent issues, or to contact the editor, by emailing: editorial@sdc.org.uk.