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White: The Root of All Colours

White: The Root of All Colours

Biblical Colour Theory offers a profound exploration into the significance and symbolism of colours used throughout the Bible. Among these, white stands as a pinnacle of purity, holiness, righteousness, and divine manifestation. Yet, its interpretation extends beyond mere colour psychology into the realm of divine creation. Understanding the symbolism and significance of white in biblical […]

The Symbolism of Black in Biblical Narratives: A Journey Through Light and Darkness

The Symbolism of Black in Biblical Narratives: A Journey Through Light and Darkness

Primordial Darkness: Genesis and the Contrast of Light In the biblical context, the colour black is imbued with profound symbolism, tracing its roots to the primordial darkness described in the book of Genesis. Before the creation of light, darkness shrouded the formless void, symbolising chaos, emptiness, and the absence of divine order. This contrast between […]

The Colour Red And Its Role In Ancient Literature/Cultures – Its Spiritual Roots

The Colour Red And Its Role In Ancient Literature/Cultures – Its Spiritual Roots

n the rapidly evolving sphere of design, colours carry with them more than just aesthetic appeal; they imbue creations with depth, emotion, and historical significance. In our latest exploration for TDKS Design Magazine, I invite you on a fascinating journey through the colour red—a hue that has shaped societies, cultures, and traditions across the epochs. From the bloody fields of ancient battles to the serene brushstrokes in religious texts, red has always been more than a colour. It’s a storyteller, a harbinger of emotions, and a symbol deeply rooted in the human psyche. Join us as we unwrap the rich tapestry of red’s legacy, tracing its influence from antiquity to contemporary design, and discover how this vibrant colour continues to inspire and provoke.

Transcendental Origins Of Art

Transcendental Origins Of Art

As the Creative Director of Tokyo Design Studio, I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of philosophy and art. It’s a relationship that not only informs our creative process but also deepens our understanding of what it means to be artists and designers in a world teeming with transient beauty and eternal mysteries. Reflecting on Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end,” we find a profound starting point for exploring the transcendent roots of art.