Friday, April 22, 2011

Green Books

AbeBooks: Green Books: "Green is a particularly evocative and versatile color. It can depict illness and envy, and yet also signify nature and fertility. It can mean wealth but also reveal that it’s safe to move forward. There is the green, green grass of home and Othello’s green-eyed monster. Green is also the traditional color of Islam. Robin Hood and his outlaws wore Lincoln Green and Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz lived in the Emerald City.

Despite this wealth of cultural references, book designers are surprisingly reluctant to use green on dust jackets – the color has a tendency to fade with age. The exception is any book written about the Irish or Ireland when it becomes peculiar to not see green used on the wrapper."

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