We wanted to get to know Tamian Wood (NAIWE’s Book Cover Expert) better, so last month we sat down with her. Here is what she shared with us.
What is color psychology, and is this just for book covers?
Color psychology is the study of hues and shades as a determinant of human behavior. It is not just for book covers. Color psychology is regularly used in all kinds of marketing applications, such as product packaging, corporate branding, television commercials, automotive design, in the clothing industry, interior design, furniture design, just to name a few.
How are cultural responses determined?
Cultural responses are set upon us by our cultural environment. If your parents, siblings, neighbors, friends believe that a certain color is representative of XXX, then you will likely have the same reaction to that color stimulus. For example, a Western cultural response to mourning is to wear black or dark somber colors.
How can color affect our brain?
A human’s occipital lobe is mostly associated with color visualization. The colors green and blue, which are the most common colors in nature, can provide healing to a stressed-out mind. Thus the color blue is widely used in mental therapy to reduce stress and reduce the rate of suicide. Japan has gone as far as painting the train station walls with the color blue and found it has helped to reduce suicide in public spaces by 75%.
Have you ever wondered what makes a person pick one product over another? Many times, it’s the result of good design. In this webinar you’ll learn a bit about the basics of color psychology, including cultural responses and the language of color.
We’ll also explore the transformative magic of typography and how you can use it, in varying ways, to change the message of your words. I’m not talking about reading the words themselves, but rather reading the mood of your font choice. And last, we’ll take a dive into tracking, kerning, and leading. OH MY!
You can join in this conversation on June 21, at 2 pm eastern, when NAIWE will host a discussion on typography. The cost for NAIWE members is only $10! Non-members can join for $30. Register today!