I couldn't let 2013 pass without acknowledging the ten year anniversary of the publication of True Colors, an art book that had an impact on me like no other. Despite the passage of time and a flood of art books since then, True Colors continues to be my all-time favorite. For me, it started it all!
Back in 2010, I connected with the True Color's crew and honored their creativity with a blog project where nearly all of the original contributors shared their thoughts about the TC experience. To celebrate ten years, I have decided to again post their stories and perhaps introduce a few new people to an amazing book. If you are not familiar with this book, trust me when I say take notice. Below you will find an excerpt from my original post and links to the contributors' reminiscences.
"Although I cannot seem to remember the year that I bought True Colors (I am guessing it was in 2004), I do remember the tremendous impact it had on me. In an instant my artistic identity was somehow changed. This book seemed to unlock something inside me and offered in its pages, a world of possibilities that I was eager to explore.
I have often wondered why this book seems to have effected me like no other. 288 pages (!) of mixed media brilliance and creative expression. Tremendously beautiful photography and layouts. A publication date when this type of project was pioneering and completely unique. A quality of creative detail that I had not yet to experience in terms of handmade journals. And a sense through the text that this group of 15 artists shared a creative bond and respect that was quite special. This is one amazing group of artists. And if you have been impacted in any way by True Colors, you can just imagine how it impacted them!"
Their own stories...