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25 Black Plus One Color

Designers are regularly asked to come up with layouts that are limited to black and a single color of ink. Business cards, brochures, and posters, for example, often fall into the category of jobs that are to be printed with black and one spot color.

Some designers see limitations like these as restrictions.

Other designers see limitations like these as grand opportunities to demonstrate the power that effective composition, smart color usage, and strong thematic components have in producing intriguing and compelling visuals.

So, which kind of designer are you?

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