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BG Lloyd

BG Lloyd

art and design enthusiast and graffiti artist who has devoted the last two years to the study, extraction and cataloging of the unique colors found in the plumage of birds.

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A Birds Guide to Complementary Colors

a color reference tool for designers and crafters

By illustrating as a reference tool the philosophy that the diverse plumage of birds can be used for discovering interesting, unique and complementary color combinations to help guide creative people.

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Denver, Colorado
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Synopsis

A book designed to work as a simple reference tool for both professional and novice designers of all specialties and experience levels. By illustrating the philosophy that the natural and diverse plumage of birds from around the world can be used for discovering interesting, unique and complementary color combinations that can be applied to all fields and practices of design.

Evolution is the evidence. As birds evolved in their geography and cultures so did their feathers, some for the purpose of attracting a mate, others for the purpose of blending into their natural environments. The success of this species and its varieties are the result of thousands if not millions of years of an evolutionary process that adapted these beautiful birds to be both culturally successful and visually harmonious.

We as an intellectual species exercise the uncommon ability to uniquely express ourselves through our art, by designing how we look and constructing our surroundings. And as we exercise this practice, choices of color become significant. For a few choosing color combinations is a talent, for the rest of us however feeling confident and comfortable about the direction our color projects are headed can be a difficult. The purpose of this book is to help make those color decisions fun, easy and satisfying for all.



Outline

between 145-155 pages. soft cover, photo gloss paper. 

10 page introduction

-opening monologue "philosophy"

-using the color table

-tips for interior painting

60 birds divided into three chapters

-Brown & Blue

-Purple & Pastel

-Rich & Vivid

15 page index of all colors shown in each bird with the RGB color codes.  Book is formatted in CMYK.




Audience

With such broad use, functionality, and ease of application to consider, it is fair to assume an equally broad interest from both the professional and novice consumer markets.

All professionals employed in design fields would benefit by applying the practical philosophy offered in this product with success. It also acts as an excellent tool for professionals to use in concert with the client as a
reference for discovering the clients unique color preferences, interests and expectations.  Designers rely heavily on reference books and tools for textile and material samples. This book though unique is designed to work the same and would easily acclimate to any professional’s routine.  Employment numbers in fields of design in the U.S. published by the Bureau of labor statistics in 2017 are - Graphic designers (266,300), Multimedia artist and designers (73,700), interior designers (66,500), Industrial designers (39,700), Fashion designers (23,800).

Home owners and the novice home designer are this books target market outside of the professional realm. However, it is very important to recognize this books use and potential in the arts and crafts markets as well.  

Color and decisions about color impact multiple facets of the creative person’s day to day life and experience, but what percentage of the population is considered actively creative? The Mintel report is a market statistics and analysis company that studies and reports on consumer behaviors and trends. A lifestyles and leisure analyst working for the Mintel report is quoted on their website stating “59% of adults can be classified as a crafter”.
That puts 6 out of 10 adults in a creative mindset that would find value in a book about interesting color combinations that exist in nature. Wikipedia.org puts the number of adults in the U.S. in 2014 at 245.3
million, 59% of which is 144.7 million and that is the market of adults this book would appeal to in the U.S. alone. Internationally the functionality this book uniquely presents does not discriminate and every person, in
every country, in every culture around the world could find use and enjoy!






Author

An art and design connoisseur and enthusiast, graffiti font aficionado. He believes in the virtue of simplicity, and this his Freshman attempt at realizing that philosophy, to which the keys to creative success are held. 

It was during the evolution of my graffiti practice that it became desperately obvious to me that choosing colors was more than difficult, in fact it bordered on terrifying.  so much time, effort and money would hang artistically on a color hunch.  But rather then running from my anxiety i decided to confront it, i knew there had to be a solution i just had to find it and i did upon the realization that unique and interesting color combinations where flying around my neighborhood and landing on my porch.  Unfortunately my search for a book that articulated this philosophy ended quickly because it did not exist.  Since then a series of events, along with the practical application of my stubborn propensity for perfection, helped me progressively realize what i believe to be a worthy idea.  And through practice and error over the last two years i have cultivated a technique of extracting colors by hand from high quality bird photos and digesting them in a easy to see and use functional formate.  The book i had imagined, i have created.

Promotion

Promotion of the book would be as diverse as its customer’s both young and old. implementation of a strategy that simultaneously utilizes both traditional (life style and design publication advertisement) along with non-traditional (social media, design and remodel web sites along with a targeted email campaign) advertising channels. 

Brick and mortar participation is also key. Paint stores like Sherman Williams and hardware stores like Home Depot are staples of the home improvement industry that the use of this book is aligned with.  eye catching front and center, stand-alone displays located in paint store entrance’s and high traffic paint department isles that present a for sale but sealed copy of the book. Select page examples will be displayed on the packaging and on said product displays along with the books philosophical description.


Competition

There are countless nature books about birds and their taxonomy. There are also a handful of books about the color rainbow in its natural and digital forms. Currently there are no books or publications specifically
combining the two as a design reference tool as this book (and any of its proceeding volumes) does. There are forums on Pinterest that have extracted 4-5 dominate colors from a variety of artistic photos to which birds have been a few.

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  • Nicholas Goodroad on Sept. 18, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

    Looking forward to having a copy for myself and a couple of extras for friends of mine.

  • Chemynne Perlingieri on Sept. 18, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

    Very cool tool. Looking forward to my copy. Spent 25 years in design/color...nothing like a fresh approach!

  • Mike Benson on Sept. 18, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

    I really hope you get this done man

  • Susan Lloyd Allen on Sept. 19, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

    I am so hoping your book finds a publisher! Our natural world is the color and design guru for every lovely, authentic work of art that exists in our material world.
    Your idea and efforts are deserving! I am so impressed!

  • Kitty Gray on Oct. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

    Great idea. I wish you great success!

  • Tait Wynkoop on Oct. 8, 2018, 4:50 a.m.

    Can’t wait to see it!

  • Sara Oltvedt on Oct. 9, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

    I am SO excited to gift this book to my Dad! He is an artist and has recently bridged his work to include birds, which is new for him. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  • Jennifer Bowers on Oct. 9, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

    So excited!

  • Thomas Dye on Oct. 10, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

    I love 🦅 and 📚!

  • Ronald Wynkoop on Oct. 11, 2018, 12:16 a.m.

    Looking forward to the book

  • Megan Henson on Oct. 11, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

    Super stoked for this, thank you for posting! I will continue to share on FB.

  • Dana Ross on Oct. 12, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

    Awesome book and great concept!

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