WHAT´S SO SPECIAL?
It is hopeless to figure out how to get from San Francisco to Tokyo on a 2D - flat - paper map. These cities seem to be in the western and the eastern “Ends of the world” respectively, and the conclusion is that you must cross USA, the Atlantic and the European-Asian continent to get from one to the other. The map is a poor tool!
In the same way, a flat colour chart or fan deck does not give you knowledge of where each colour “is” in relation to the others.
COLOUR MADE SIMPLE
Kolormondo creates an understanding of colour connections.
Image: The colour relations between purple, burgundy, and brown as seen in the globe.
THE WORLD OF COLOUR
In Kolormondo, the North Pole is white while the South Pole is black. Around the Equator, you find the most chromatic hues, those that constitute the colour circle (first dimension = hue). The closer you go up to the North Pole the lighter they become, going south they darken (second dimension = value or lightness). Towards the globe’s core, colours become gradually less chromatic and eventually turn grey(third dimension = chroma). The grey scale is a column between the North and the South Pole.
We often get the reaction “Why didn´t anybody do this before? It is so simple and obvious, yet both pretty and useful!”
RUNGE'S COLOUR SYSTEM
Image: The colour system from 1810 of Philipp Otto Runge.
The concept has existed for hundreds of years, but it is only now, thanks to modern colour research (Kolormondo is based om CMY, not RYB), that there is a product to be touched, played with, and learned from. Cyan blue, Magenta red and Yellow form a triangle on the Equator piece. All colours are created mixing these three.
Image: The Kolormondo colour concept explained.
A COLOUR TOOL
Kolormondo is a tool for teaching and discussing colour, to find a certain hue and to see colour relations. It is a bridge between experts and beginners. That is what makes it so special!
Image: Art of Ed, the big US network for art teachers, say: “It is a revolutionary tool for teaching colour."