Yellow and black is a fairly common palette in illustration.
, Hildilid’s Night , Mo’s Moustache , The Happy Day and My Heart are a few picture book examples utilising a greyscale palette with the addition of yellow. Float
Marc Simont, illustration for The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949
Marcello Dudovich, 1905 black hat on yellow background, the inverse of how yellow is mostly used as a spot colour.
Living Forest, Illustrator and Author Arthur Henry Howard Heming, 1925. Arthur Henry Howard Heming (1870 –1940) was a Canadian painter and novelist known as the “chronicler of the North” for his paintings, sketches, essays and books about Canada’s North. Interestingly, he was colour blind! worked mostly in black and white for almost all of his life, with the addition of yellow. However, near the end of his career, he started to paint using a much wider range of colours.
The Magic Spectacles and other easy-to-read stories, 1965 Arnold Lobel; 1933-1987
Illustration by Oreste Vereisky, 1960
Ernest Benn “Who Will Comfort Toffle” By Tove Jansson. Published 1960 Cover design and illustration by jorj (Georgette & Benjamin Harris), 1936 Adrienne Adams. A Woggle of Witches Anton Seder The Animal in Decorative Art, Birds (chromolithograph) published by Gerlach & Schenk (Austrian), 1896 Major Felten Stalking Panther 1934 ‘Ladies of Fantasy’ by Manley Seon & Lewis Gogo, 1974 Edward Gorey