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What is the method behind the O'Reilly book cover color scheming?
Asked by sccottt
Posted Jan 12 2011 03:12 PM
Answered by edie1
Posted Jan 13 2011 10:11 AM
The colors are linked to the topics. Here's a general color key:
Web Design/Development: Teal
Perl: Turquoise blue
Java: Dark purple
Apple: Light purple
System and Network Admin: Dark blue
Windows: Royal blue
Data: Bright red
Mobile: Grassy green
Linux: Warm brown-red
In a Nutshell references: Rust red metallic
As topics morph and/or grow, we may introduce new colors and retire others. For example, you'll find some Data titles in the Programming group (we will change the color to our relatively new Data red when we reprint those titles).
-Edie Freedman, Creative Director at O'Reilly
Comment by sccottt : Jan 13 2011 10:18 AM
This is great -- thanks so much! Your books are gorgeous.