The Blue Connection
Exploring a Universal Color
Monika Haag / Mark Woodman (Ed.)
The Blue Connection begins with a blue ballpoint pen discovered in the window of a Santa Fe jeweller by the color designers and editors Monika Haag and Mark Woodman. The purchase of this unique piece, crafted from lapis lazuli, became the catalyst for a passionate discussion about the color blue.
Blue has many faces and recently evolved as a programmatic color increasingly identified with sustainability, health, peace and global responsibility. Blue seems omnipresent, always accessible and naturally attainable with endless associations and connections. Thus, the pen from Santa Fe began its journey to the authors, from Europe to China and on to the US – and came back with a wide variety of perspectives on blue.
This bilingual German/English edition explores blue as a universal color in 15 illustrated contributions from international design professionals The Blue Connection enriches the reader with its empathic potential for an open and universal discourse to conclude with a cutting edge look into recent research on color perception approaching the frontiers of quantum physics.
With contributions by M. Appadorai (Mas Subramanian), Rozbeh Asmani, Carla A. Bordini Bellandi, Dietmar Danner, Tom Fecht, Monika Haag, Rolf Heide, Xiaojing Huang Nikolaus Koliusis, Paula Leonard, Eric Michel, Taron S. Schauenburg, Jian Ming Song, Mark Woodman and John E. Zissovici