What Are the Symbolic Values of Red and Blue?

What Are the Symbolic Values of Red and Blue?

Years ago I was watching the elections in the States and I noticed that red and blue had a symbolic value for the political parties.

So they have over here in the Netherlands, but the funny thing is it has an opposite meaning here. The US Democrats are blue and the Conservatives red. The Dutch right-wing is blue and the left loves red.

As I am interested in every aspect of colour I decided to look more closely into the symbolic values of red and blue in general, not just in politics.

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Color theory: show me your colors

Color theory - show me your colors

One of the best books in my private library is “The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color” by Johannes Itten, a teacher at the Bauhaus that I admire so much. Of course Itten’s notions are only one way of looking at colors. There are many researchers, artists and scientists that … Read more

How to improve the color quality of your printed pictures

How to improve the color quality of your printed pictures

Why does your print not match the precious picture you had on your screen?

The quality of the printers is improving fast. Nowadays a lot of color printers have more than four cartridges, making sure all the tones are printed. Yet the extra cartridges are gray or black, never a color, which means there are still colors you see on screen that can’t be printed on paper.

Taking pictures and printing them on your colorprinter can be disappointing. Sometimes the result is NOT what you expected. I’ll give you the reasons for that disappointing result.

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