12.15.16
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 47: True Colors


For 2016, Pantone chose Rose Quartz and Serenity as its colors of the year to evoke a “soothing sense of order and peace.” In fact, the year had harsher hues: the red of Make America Great Again hats, Trump orange, and purple for Prince’s death and Hillary Clinton’s concession.

Will 2017 be a year of Greenery, “symbolic of new beginnings”?

Also mentioned:

The Forward, Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art
New York Times and Fast Company on Samsung v. Apple
Wired, How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerizing Alien Alphabet
Drew Magary, The 2016 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Seinfeldia

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