jessie katz

Color of the Week, Week #1

Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut, using the same colors, same fonts, and same style over and over again. There’s no problem with defining your signature style, but experimenting with a little variety can help get you thinking differently & creatively!

Every week I’m going to post a color of the week. A color I wouldn’t normally use. Inspired by the season, weather, fashion trends, etc. I’ll challenge myself to integrate it into a new project, and I encourage you to do the same!

This week’s color is Pantone 441 U. This color reminds me of the weather here in New York right now. It should be winter, and there have been some very cold days, but there is still too much warmth for the streets to be covered with snow. This gray has soft green/blue undertones—that bit of warmth and color preventing winter from truly setting in.

Pantone 441 U
RGB: 185 194 193
CMYK: 19 4 11 10 

I finally got around to starting my entry for The Sketchbook Project 2012. This year I made the decision to rebind my book with a couple pages of watercolor paper, cover stock, and pen sketchers paper. The paper that comes in these moleskins is just too thin for pen drawings. After rebinding I also hand sewed an elastic band to hold the sketchbook closed. Now its time to start drawing!

How excited was I to receive this email just now! I recently learned of the Books for Bloggers Program and am SO psyched to have been selected. Be on the lookout for my review of Start Something That Matters, by TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie, which will be posted here in the coming weeks. 

One of you lucky TriSERIFtops fans will win a copy of Start Something That Matters for yourself! I’m still working out the details for a fun and creative contest, but it will be finalized and posted here very soon.

Can’t wait? The book is already available for purchase online.