Colored View

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fp3dstur_v06_p06_01.JPGb736adba-6584-492d-a20b-b775b1467eceLargeWith over 100 destinations under their belts, the design team at Wallpaper magazine has hit upon an ingenious formula for making their city guides a magnet for design savvy wanderers. Reduce the essence of a city to a single color, keep typography to a minimum, and then watch as esthetes snap them up, one by one, displaying them on bookshelves like so many Pantone chips. Ok, we’re sold; but we’d still like to know the reasons behind giving Rome bubble gum pink and poor old Melbourne boring tan.

Photos: Penguin Books Australia

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  1. Andy Lacey

    Mar 18, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Nice post. We have about 50 of these guides. Arranging them in color order appeals to all my senses! They’re great city guides too. And, for the record, I don’t think tan is boring :)

    • Promila Shastri

      Mar 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Point well taken, but I think Melbourne would think itself a bit more colorful, somehow ;)

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