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  • April 12, 2022 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Colour Literacy Group will hold a Colour Literacy Forum on April 22, 2022.  This event is open to all AIC members. If you wish to attend please register.

  • May 16, 2021 9:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The International Colour Association / Association Internationale de la Couleur (AIC) / Internationale Vereinigung für die Farbe) is a society whose aims are to encourage research in all aspects of color, to disseminate this knowledge and to promote its application to the solution of problems in the fields of science, art, design and industry. AIC is an international organization which comprises 28 national color organizations as well as numerous associate and individual members. AIC is also responsible for the International Color Day, March 21th, which is celebra- ted in many countries throughout the world.

    AIC intends to develop a newer and fresher visual identity that reflects the cultural diversity of its international membership and their wide scope of interests that include science, design and the arts on a theoretical and a practical level. At the core of this visual identity should be a new logo, which can be complemented by text that characterise the AIC. The AIC Logo should be unique, make a fixed impression, and trigger a connection to the theme of color.

    AIC has had its present logo since 1967. It is time to update the AIC's image with the design of a fresh new logo. At the same time we also welcome entries which may be based on an evolution of some of the features in the present logo, e.g. its colors.

    AIC's new design identity should be used in traditional print media, e.g. journals, books, stationary and business items as well as in digital media, e.g. the web, apps and social media. The new design should be easily scalable, have a uniform identity across all media, a family re- semblance of the principal design elements in different uses and scales. It is important that the logo work in black and white reproductions as well. Detailed information about AIC's branding goals will be available on the AIC website in April.

    Participants: Students and practitioners in the field of design, architecture, interior design and graphic design and art. We also specifically invite students to participate in this challenge. Group works or the participation of students groups using it as a term project are specifically welcome.

    Entry / Format of Submission: Competition entrees should be digitally submitted in TIFF image file format, attached to an email message. The longer dimension of the images should not exceed 1,000 pixels.  Entries should be sent to and clearly marked in the subject line the “AIC Logo Design Competition”.  Entries should be sent to and clearly marked in the subject line the “AIC Logo Design Competition”.

    Items to be submitted: Logo, Identity Manual/Styleguide including, typography, colors, detailed usage guidelines, examples of incorrect usa- ge, collateral standards/templates, multimedia standards etc. Examples of the design in digital mock-up form only: websites, social media, print stationery, business cards, digital presentations, print publication e.g. books and brochures

    Awards: 1st prize 1000 AU$, 2nd prize 800 AU$, 3rd prize 600 AU$. The jury may grant honorary mentions in the amount of 200 AU$

    Deadline for submission: December 20, 2021. Only one entry may be submitted per person or group. The jury will assess the designs by viewing them in full‐screen size on a monitor, without knowledge of the identity of each entrant. The design should not contain your name or affiliation. The judges’ deci- sion will be final. The judges reserve the right not to make an award. The winner will be asked to supply the digital design in original format (such as AI, PSD, EPS, BMP).

    The winning design and the designer will be featured in AIC's publications and web pages. The winning design will be adopted immediately and used in all promotional materials over the coming years.

    The Award Ceremony will be held in Toronto as part of the AIC Conference in June 2022.


  • May 04, 2021 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The organization of AIC2021 Congress continues. The Call for Abstracts closed on March 31st and around 270 contributions were collected. The double blind review process is nearing completion and the Congress registration is now open.

    We remind you that the event will be held exclusively online and the registration fee has consequently been reduced.

    We remind you that the registration deadline for the presenters is May 15.

    A short video of Pinna’s talk, entitled “Lighting and Color Design in the Show”, is available on this link.

    After collecting the abstracts, it was decided to activate four of the proposed six special sessions””.

    Download April Newsletter

  • April 20, 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to announce that Mr John McCann has been awarded the AIC Deane B. Judd Award for 2021.

    For those of you that are not familiar with Mr John McCann, here is a short bio.

    John McCann (McCann Imaging, Arlington, MA, United States) has always been interested in color: high school chromatography; and blue/pinkCuCl isomer synthesis while freshman at Harvard. In summers, he worked for Edwin Land on two-color photography and Retinex Theory. After graduation (Biology, 1964), he worked for Land for 20 years; managing, Polaroid’s Vision Research Lab (1961-1996). Land and McCann invented algorithms to calculate appearance images from HDR luminance (1971). John set up Polaroid's first digital imaging laboratory (1975). He captured natural scenes, calculated appearances, and wrote sensations on media, mimicking what artists do in painting scenes. He continues research on human and electronic imaging. John is a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and the Optical Society of America (OSA); Past President of the IS&T and Artists Foundation, Boston; Past Secretary of the Inter-Society Color Council; IS&T/OSA Land Medalist, and an IS&T Honorary Member.

    We look forward to presenting Mr McCann with his award during the AIC 2021 congress.

  • April 20, 2021 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to announce that Jean-Philippe Lenclos has been awarded the AIC Award for Color in Art, Design and Environment (CADE) for 2021.

    For those of you that are not familiar with Mr Lenclos, here is a short bio.

    Jean-Philippe Lenclos, colour designer, visual artist, colour researcher, Professor Emeritus of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), and founder and former director of Atelier 3D Couleur in Paris was awarded the Ordre des Arts et Lettres as a Chevalier by the French Ministry of Culture for his significant contributions to the arts. He developed a ground-breaking methodology, The Geography of Colour, and has given invited lectures worldwide. His books have received numerous prizes and have been translated into several languages. His works have been exhibited in various countries and 170 of his works are included in the Collection du Centre Pompidou in Paris. Jean-Philippe Lenclos has inspired several generations through his example, excellency, and seminal contributions to the world of colour in urban planning and design, environmental colour design, architecture, industry, product design, art, research, and education.

    We look forward to presenting Mr Lenclos with his award during the AIC 2021 congress.

  • March 29, 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The fifth invited speaker of the eight that have already been scheduled is from Milan and our Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore member. We are honored to present Francesca Valan as one of the invited speakers of the 14th AIC Congress in Milan.She is an industrial designer specialized in the design of colors, materials and finishes (CMF Design). Francesca Valan has defined the Guidelines for the color plan of the city of Milan.

    She deals in particular with the world of children organizing training courses for schools and educational activities in art exhibitions, and designing the color of games and spaces for children. She will deliver a talk on “Color in industrial design”, which will present some examples aimed at showing how this activity not only gives a product the most suitable color, but also defines and reinforces the Brand Identity A short video by Francesca Valan dealing with its coming talk is available at link.

    Newsletter download

  • January 25, 2021 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

         Newsletter January 2021

    AIC 14th Congress 2021

    This issue of the Newsletter brings you our wishes for an outstanding year as well as an essential information on the AIC 14th Congress Milan 2021: on January 5th the Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore in agreement with the AIC has decided to organize the AIC 14th Congress online.

    The registration fee for the 5 days of the Congress has consequently been reduced.

    We remember taht the Call for papers is open and you are invited to submit your abstracts via EasyChair. Deadline submissions is March 31, 2021.

    A short video by Reiner Eschbach dealing with the color deficiencies starting from the fact the ‘color is not that simple’ is available at the following link.

    We are announcing two special sessions: ”ALL THE RECENT BOOKS ON COLOUR” and “LIGHT BEYOND COLOURS: THE NC-CIE ITALY”. 

    To date, five AIC National Groups, six Italian Associations and one Academic Institution have decided to patronage the 14th AIC Congress


  • December 18, 2020 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Co-Chairs: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland) and Yulia A. Griber (Russia)

    Outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University:

    We would like to share with you the outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia (RUcolor2020), 1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University. The Conference was funded by the Presidential Grant Foundation. We experienced an amazing time, exchanging research results on color in all its facets.

    RUcolor2020 – Online (The Second Russian Congress on Color) was supported by Smolensk State University; the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Research and Education Center “Color Lab”; the AIC Study Group on Environmental Color Design; and, the publishing house “Soglasiye” in Moscow.

    We had a wonderful team that included:

    Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova

    Our special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova, RUcolor2020 Vice Chair of the Organizing Committee, who delivered the Opening Lecture and an Invited Talk. She is a Leading Researcher at the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, and, the GITR Film & Television School.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev

    As well, we enthusiastically thank our moderator who was at the forefront during all 5 conference days for his professionalism, friendliness and precision! Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev, RUcolor2020 Administrator of the Project, is Associate Professor of the Department for Sociology and Philosophy, Head of Sociological Research Laboratory at Smolensk State University.

    And we cannot thank enough the further members of our team:

    Anastasia Larchenko, M.A., Conference Interpreter;

    Alexey Delov, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

    Karina Tsygankova, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

    Tatiana Samoilova, PhD, Conference Network Engineer;

    Lyubov Puzyreva, PhD, Conference Editor;

    Ekaterina Skalka, PhD Student, Event Manager;

    Anastasia Razumnaya, M.A., Head of Press-Office.

    Vladimir Ustimenko, B.A. Student, Conference Designer, who gave our conference an identity with the creation of the logo;

    Nataliya Kibisova, Director, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center,

    Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

    Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

    Our special thanks go to the Invited Speakers: 

    Axel Buether (Wuppertal, Germany): Assessment of the psychological and medical effects of the environmental factors colour and light on patients and staff in the department of intensive-care medicine.

    Yuri Burykin (Surgut, Russia): Computer stabilometrics in assessing the postural stability of individuals in the visual perception of color information.

    Jose Luis Caivano (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Color order systems, color mixtures and the role of cesia.

    Enrique del Acebo Ibáñez (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Antarctica as the white continent: Color, values and magic.
    Balaganapathi Devarakonda (Dehli, India): Colour symbolism in Indian Tradition.
    Andrey Vladimirovich Efimov (Moscow, Russia): The theory of urban color environment.

    Domicele Jonauskaite (Lausanne, Switzerland): Colour-emotion associations in trichromatic and dichromatic participants: The role of conceptual mechanisms.
    Vladimir Leopoldovich Kagansky (Moscow, Russia): Colorful body and uncolorful colorless: two poles of semiotic systems.

    Olga Lavrenova (Moscow, Russia): «Mountains with the color of roses and honey»: coloristic semantics of the cultural landscape; and, Philosophy of color and light in the Roerich's creative heritage.
    Jean-Philippe Lenclos, (Paris, France): Colour Design and “The Geography of Colour”.
    Natalya Panova, (Moscow, Russia): From color theory to practice in architectural design.
    Verena M. Schindler (Zollikon, Switzerland): The philosophy of colour in the French period of environmental colour design.

    Nicolay Viktorovich Serov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia): Color and “colors” of dye.

    Juan Serra Lluch (Valencia, Spain): Evidences about warm and cool colors in interior architecture for the elderly.

    Mikhail Yuryevich Shishin (Barnaul, Russia): Semantic color analysis in Mongolian art culture.

    As well, we warmly thank all the 182 authors for their interesting, constructive and instructive presentations. We greatly enjoyed hearing about your color research!

    You may have listened to the talks either in the Zoom room or on YouTube. If you missed the presentations, on YouTube you can still experience the five-day conference – a video, a day. 

    Click on the links below to activate the video for each separate day and enjoy the talks!

    Dec 1, 2020:

    Dec 2, 2020:

    Dec 3, 2020:

    Dec 4, 2020:

    Dec 5, 2020:

    RUcolor2020 in numbers:

    Videos of a total of 42 hours, 41 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Dec 6, 2:00 PM Moscow, Russia (GMT+3): 2650 views on YouTube.

    16 invited talks;

    182 authors from 27 different countries and 17 regions of the Russian Federation;

    110 presentations;

    52 members of the Scientific Committee from 22 countries;

    YouTube viewers from 49 countries.

    The screenshot below provides a glimpse of a Zoom session where people met from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

    With gratitude and colorful regards,

    Yulia A. Griber, Co-Chair of the Organizing

    Verena M. Schindler, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee,

    Official conference website:

  • May 28, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don’t just listen! You can help! - Help us move Color Education forward by participating in live discussions during the event. There will be moderated chat rooms set-up to discuss specific topics related to 21st century color education. Don't miss the chance to have your voice heard!

  • October 10, 2019 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hold the date - August 30th – September 3rd 2021

    Ca’ Granda, Università degli Studi di Milano Via Festa del Perdono, 7 – 20122 Milano, Italy

    The fourteenth congress of the AIC in 2021 will be held at the historical Ca’ Granda building. It is a Renaissance building, commissioned by the Duke of Milano Francesco Sforza as a public hospital, designed by the Florentine architect known as “il Filarete”. The construction began in 1456 continuing and expanding in the following years. During the Second World War it was partially destroyed by bombing and the damages were repaired using as much as possible the original materials. Its reconstruction is considered a masterpiece of conservative restoration. Since 1958 it has been the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Milano.

    The city of Milano, founded in 590 BC, is located in the Po Valley near the Alps and Lake Como. It is the recognized world capital of Design and Fashion, as well as the center of Italian media, industrial, financial, and fair and trade activities. It is also a scientific and cultural center in which many areas of human activity are intertwined, such as the multidisciplinary model of the AIC. It is an international and multi-ethnic city in which the Central European and Mediterranean cultures mix. Milano is the Italian capital of hospitality, and host city for the 2015 Expo and for the Winter Olympic Games in 2026.

    Milano is ready to welcome the participants of the 14th AIC Congress, coming from all over the world, interested in presenting and listening to all the scientific and cultural themes of human activity in which color intervenes.

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