Language of colours and symbols
Is imaging language colour sensitive? Do colours reinforce the meaning of symbols? Graphic designer and illustrator Inez Michiels knows for sure. In her book Symbolen Constructies she has collected 597 religious, mythological, political and other symbols, such as ‘vine’, ‘tongue’, ‘earth’, ‘patriarch’, et cetera. These universal symbols are, according to a scientific analysis of the colour associations they arise, classified into 64 chapters of colour combinations (‘white on blue’, ‘blue on white’, ‘blue on blue’, etc.). This book is not only targeted to language and social scientists, but also to graphic designers.