We are a community of color professionals who connect across disciplines to share knowledge and experience regarding the science, technology and aesthetics of color. Members include those working in science, industry, education, art and design.

Experts and students -- collaborating and learning through a shared interest in:

  • Fundamental & Applied Color Research
  • Industrial Application of Color
  • Art, Design & Psychology

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Danny Rich 1951-2022

With great sadness, the ISCC mourns the loss of our colleague Danny Rich. Danny was a friend and mentor to many in the world of color and the recipient of both the Nickerson and Godlove awards. We are a better organization due to his many contributions and he will be sorely missed.

Rochester Institute of Technology | June 11-15, 2023

Gather with your color colleagues for five days of fascinating keynotes, thought-provoking presentations, hands-on workshops, short courses, field trips, an art exhibit and more. We expect attendees from around the world and from across the spectrum of color professions including Science, Industry, Education, Art & Design. 

The image[1] of a 66,000 handprint from a cave in Maltravieso, Spain echoes our theme “Color and Human Experience” which spans time and crosses disciplines. Although the print was made by blowing pigment over hand to create a stencil, we are only able to see it because of the technology that allows researchers to see through the layers of calcification that obscure it.  The ability to truly “see” color depends on the collaboration among various disciplines, so we invite you to share what you know and learn from others as we also celebrate RIT's Munsell Color Lab’s 40th anniversary!

Details HERE

[1] Colour enhanced version of a cave wall in Maltravieso with Neanderthal hand stencil, almost completely covered with calcite. It is older than 66,000 years. (Credit: H. Collado).  Link to article.


April 12, 2023

11:00 AM (EST)

We can find waste in different forms and origins. It is abundant and most is discarded and sent to landfills or burned. What if we could create colors from waste?

There are multiple good reasons to do that: reducing dependence on fossil-based raw materials, giving a second life to waste, and upcycling waste into beautiful colors while helping to move to a circular economy. And Archroma is leading the path with its EarthColors and FiberColors range of timeless colors.

Nuria Estape, at Archroma,  is Head of Global Marketing and Project Leader of different new technologies such as EarthColors and FiberColors

Learn more and register HERE.

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The Inter-Society Color Council advances the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, industry and design.
Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education.


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