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AIC2023 Updates

The number of accepted short abstract submissions is 221. The technical committee assigned them 104 oral presentations and 117 posters.

Three study groups confirmed participation.

As it is the AIC Congress, the Judd, and the CADE Awards are included in the tentative program.

On the 1st of July, early bird registration will be open


On 27th November 2023, we will provide two workshops:

The first is Cultivating Calm and Focus: NeuroArt as a Gateway for Understanding the Mind by Petronio Bendito, College of liberal arts, Purdue University.

The second is Watercolour by Suphawat Hiranthanawiwat, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Piyanan Prasarnrajkit: What color is Thai?

Petronio Bendito: Digital Color literacy, media arts and design education

Stephen Westland: Colour, machine learning and creativity

Alain Tremeau:Invariance of colour constancy models to complex lighting conditions

Alessandro Rizzi: On why the nature of colour is spatial

Andrew Stockman: Cone fundamentals, colour matching functions and individual differences

Vien Cheung: The pink tax

Berit Bergström: Can we change colour education to an attractive and inspiring subject in design and architecture?

Jose Caivano: The concept of cesia (visual appearance other than colour): antecedents, development, and applications

Ming Ronnier Luo: Advanced colorimetry for imaging colour reproduction

Nicole Tse: Managing Museum Collections, Climate and Colour Change

Takahiko Horiuchi: Physical and perceptual worlds of material appearance

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The AIC Annual Review 2022 is now online

With a brand new design and style, the 2022 version of the AIC Annual Review was published on June 6th and can be downloaded from the AIC website.

The Annual Review reports on the various activities carried out by AIC's different regular members, associate members, study groups, and initiatives.

The AIC AR 2022 was edited by Vien Cheung, Maurizio Rossi, and Ingrid Calvo Ivanovic; the latter was also responsible for the visual design and layout.

AIC CADE Award 2023: Clino Trini Castelli

The AIC Vice President announces the AIC CADE Award 2023 to Clino Trini Castelli.  

Clino, throughout his career, developed methodologies for color design. He used the concept of meta-design in environmental and industrial design by introducing tools such as CMF design and Design Primario. Among his main collaborations, we mention Cassina, Fiat, Lamborghini, Legrand, Louis Vuitton, Michelin, Olivetti, Somfy, and Vitra in Europe; AT&T, Herman Miller, Intek, Unisys, and 3M in the United States; Hitachi, Honda, JR-Nishi Nippon, Kyoei, Mitsubishi, Nakagawa Chemical, Toli, YKK Ap, and Itoki in Japan. He received prominent international awards in color and design: ADI Compasso d'Oro, IBD Gold Award, IF Product Design Gold Award, and Machine Design Awards. As a result of his research and professional activity, he has written over 190 publications in journals and books.

AIC Judd Award 2023: Rolf Georg Kuehni

The AIC Vice President announces the AIC Judd Award 2023 to Rolf Georg Kuehni.

Rolf's extensive research on color tolerances, metamerism, and hue perception modeling has had a profound impact. As the former editor of Color, Research, and Application, he played a crucial role in advancing the field. Kuehni's translations of influential German articles, his mentorship of aspiring color scientists, and his authored books have further solidified his status as a prominent figure in the field. With over 100 peer-reviewed articles, his expertise has significantly contributed to the understanding of color. Recognition for his exceptional work includes prestigious awards such as the Olney Medal, the Munsell Centennial Award, and the Godlove Award. The Judd Award rightfully acknowledges Kuehni's lifelong dedication and influential contributions to color science.


Switzerland – Pro/Colore

Colour Event: Excursion to the Colour Library Ballenberg

Date: 26 August 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ballenberg – Swiss Open-Air Museum, 3858 Hofstetten near Brienz, Switzerland

Guided tour and presentation of the colour library of Bernese colour expert Peter Rieben, which was acquired by the Swiss Open-Air Museum in 2022. In addition, medieval archaeologist and building researcher Dr Volker Herrmann will present the museum's building documentation focusing on colour.


2023 CMG Virtual Summit Reveal

Color Marketing Group's Summit Reveal is a four-day virtual experience featuring presentations from Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Top 3 Color Trend Stories with color directions will be presented by Regional Chairs. Breakout rooms will offer topic-based discussions on color, materials, and finishes. The event concludes with the Material & Finish Forecast and the consolidated 2025+ World Color Forecast of 64 color directions. Each day reveals a regional forecast followed by breakout room discussions. The final day includes the North American Forecast, Materials & Finish Forecast, and overview of the World Color Forecast™ by CMG's President.Participants can join the CMG ColorChat™ for further networking.


New Issue:
Journal of the International Colour Association (JAIC)

Volume 33 (2023): Special Issue on Contributions by the Colour Literacy Project Team

This new JAIC special issue focuses on contributions by the Colour Literacy Project (CLP) team. The CLP is an educational initiative by the ISCC and the AIC that aims to bridge the gap between arts and sciences in colour education and addresses misconceptions about colour.

The special issue includes articles by team members discussing various aspects of the project and exploring topics in colour theory and application. The articles cover areas such as colour perception, colour harmony theories, colour in design and art, and foundational colour training. The authors emphasize the complexity of colour and the need for hands-on exploration and direct experience. The special issue also highlights the involvement of the CLP team in initiatives and collaborations with primary and secondary schools, and art and design post-secondary institutions.

See the new JAIC issue in this link.

Published on 21 June 2023

New Colour Book
Yevonde: Life and Colour

Madame Yevonde (1893-1975) was a London-based photographer of portraits and still-life and a pioneer in photographic techniques in the 1930s, when it was not considered a serious medium. Yevonde's work is, therefore, significant in the history of British portrait photography.

This hardcover book will accompany the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Yevonde: Life in Colour, opening in June 2023. This is the first exhibition dedicated to Yevonde Middleton since 1998 and will explore the story of her life and career. This illustrated publication showcases the work of Yevonde, providing in-depth context to her images.

Published on 15 June 2023
Format 300 x 245mm
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 200
ISBN: 9781855145733

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