Color For Profit

Author(s): Louis Cheskin
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2016
Product Number: EB00682060
Released: Sep 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9781632460356
Publisher: Ig Publishing
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Published in 1951, Louis Cheskin's groundbreaking Color For Profit initiated a scientific approach to color and design. Cheskin's philosophy rotated around three core concepts: good taste has little to do with how well a design sells; asking customers what they think of a package design is not a useful way to measure effectiveness; and colors have symbolic meanings. Among some of Cheskin's noteworthy accomplishments were: The creation of the Gerber Baby Changing the color of margarine from white to yellow The development of the Marlboro Man and Marlboro packaging from what was previously considered a "women's" cigarette Uncovering the preference of American consumers for circles over triangles on packaging Predicting the flop of the Edsel automobile The market research underlying the introduction of the Ford Mustang and the Lincoln Continental

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