Brief in brief: Trace the history of a word, group of words or phrase and show where it came from – its provenance – how and when it became part of the English language and how its meaning, use, spelling and pronunciation may have changed in the process. This is an exploration of the richness and diversity of languages. Use your typographic skills to inform, interpret and express your findings and share your findings in a way that will surprise and delight the reader.


I chose to look at colour names exploring the origins of, what turned out to be, some of the most fascinating colour terms, using typographic interpretation to illustrate the intriguing way in which they found their names. As I have travelled through the multitude of colours and their history, this publication named itself; Spectrum.

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