What Colour is Your World?

Author(s): Bob Gill


An imaginative and inspiring picture book that encourages children to look at colour and think about how it affects the world around them.

What colour is your world? If you lie in the grass, the world is green, turn over, look at the sky; it's blue. If you ask a gardener, he will tell you his world is green, while the bricklayer's world is red and the stargazer's world is black. But suppose you ask an artist - he will tell you that colours keep changing. In the artist's world, the sky may be yellow, the ocean orange, and cabbages blue.This book is designed to help you wonder about colour in a new way. Look around and think again. What colour is your world? Bob Gill has said that from the age of six or seven, he knew he wanted to be a freelance graphic designer, and the striking illustrations in this book, which cover a playful variety of styles, are clearly the work of a man who loves colour and line. There are colonels on horseback and kings in all their purple regalia, as well as simple bottles of milk and bold walls of bricks, accompanied by clear, engaging text that is perfect for reading aloud.Bob Gill is the author of many books on graphic design, including 'LogoMania' (2006), 'Unspecial Effects for Graphic Designers' (2001) and the classic 'Forget all the rules you ever learned about graphic design. Including the ones in this book' (1983). In the 1960s, he also published a number of charming, quirky illustrated books for children, including 'What colour is your world?', which have been unavailable for a number of years.


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What Colour Is Your World opens up the world of colour to limitless possibilities. It gets kids (and adults) to think outside the box and is a good jumping off point for exploring colours.

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Bob Gill (b. 1931) was a freelance illustrator and designer in New York before moving to London in 1960, where he worked with Alan Fletcher and Colin Forbes in a design agency that became a precursor of Pentagram. He resumed his freelance career as an illustrator, designer, teacher, film-maker and author of children's books in 1967, and returned to New York in 1975. His clients have included CBS, Pirelli, Apple Corps, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Universal Pictures, Nestle and the United Nations, and he has written a number of books about graphic design.

General Fields

  • : 9780714848501
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : 0.354
  • : June 2008
  • : 272 x 205mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bob Gill
  • : Paperback
  • : 308
  • : en
  • : 752
  • : 32
  • : illustrations