• Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette
    Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette

    For the collaboration with Blēo, the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation invited Ambra Medda of design consultancy AMO to curate a palette of colours. This first collection is derived from six of the original plates that appear in Interaction of Color. After a process of rigorous testing and revision, more than 200 hues were reduced to a collection of 29 colours. The result is an exploration of the nuanced tones and energetic shades from the illustrations found in the book, all with a distinctive sense of energy. The Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette is an invitation to use and understand colours through one’s own senses, and to feel truly liberated in doing so.

    "The Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette for Blēo celebrates the Albers approach—there are no bad combinations. Each shade holds its own power and richness," says Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation.


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    Josef Albers (1888-1976) was an artist and educator—regarded as a visionary and a pioneering figure of the 20th century. His seminal book Interaction of Color (1963) is a cornerstone of art and design education, more than sixty years after its publication.
    Alongside his equally influential partner, the artist Anni Albers (née Fleischmann), Josef Albers studied at the Bauhaus, where he eventually taught courses in design and drawing. Following the rise of Nazism in Germany, they emigrated to the United States in 1933 when Josef was invited to join the faculty at Black Mountain College. While teaching at Black Mountain, and then at Yale University, Albers continued to develop his experiential methods—culminating in the Interaction of Color, which he dedicated to his students.