Yellow and Black in Illustration

Yellow and black is a fairly common palette in illustration. Hildilid’s Night, Mo’s Moustache, The Happy Day, My Heart and Float are a few picture book examples utilising a greyscale palette with the addition of yellow.

The Happy Day by Ruth Krause 1949 (Japanese edition)
Marc Simont, illustration for The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949 accent colour
Marc Simont, illustration for The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949
Mark Alan Stamaty, 1971
Mark Alan Stamaty, 1971
Marcello Dudovich, 1905 black hat on yellow background, the inverse of how yellow is mostly used as a spot colour.
Uncle Mac's Children's Hour Story Book Ed. Derek McCulloch, Various authors and artists London 1947 pirate
Uncle Mac’s Children’s Hour Story Book Ed. Derek McCulloch, Various authors and artists London 1947
1910 Tentoonstelling van het werk der leden, in den Rotterdamschen Kunstkring, Exhibition of the work of the members, in the Rotterdam Chen Kunstkring, Secessionist poster
1910 Tentoonstelling van het werk der leden, in den Rotterdamschen Kunstkring, Exhibition of the work of the members, in the Rotterdam Chen Kunstkring, Secessionist poster
Cat Fancy Edward Gorey; 1925-2000
Cat Fancy Edward Gorey; 1925-2000
Il giornalino della Domenica cover by Ottorino Adreneini, 1910
Il giornalino della Domenica cover by Ottorino Adreneini, 1910
Frank Tinsley (1899-1965) Lunar Unicycle, 1958
Frank Tinsley (1899-1965) Lunar Unicycle, 1958
1922
1922
Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)
Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)
Edward Williams
Edward Williams
Lemon girl young adult novella

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