CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyanmagenta,yellow, and key (black).’

These colours can be printed as pure solid blocks, or spread more thinly to make a whole rainbow of colours. However, the four colours have developed a sort of cult image in the design world. Have a look:

CMYK1. A CMYK colour wheel  made of records. By Jan T. Sott

2. CMYK typesetting in this poster by ohdearmolly (you can buy it here)

It's fun to print at the C-M-Y-K3. Halloween costume of dreams (for design nerds). Photo by AJ Candy, who clearly gets invited to all the best parties.

4. CMYK crochet doilies? Why the hell not? Buy them here.

5. I took this photo in East London, and it inspired this post.

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  1. Such a fun post. Love team halloween! I’m such a four-colour process geek I’m surprised I didn’t think of CMYK feature walls for my home.

    • thefty

       /  02/03/2012

      oooh! That’s a good idea! Or stripy CMYK bed linen!

  2. That’s really a fantastic post ! added to my favorite blogs list.. I have been reading your blog last couple of weeks and enjoy every bit. Thanks.

  3. AnitaMac

     /  02/03/2012

    Love it. Such fun.

  4. Only a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great design .


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