THE COLOUR BREAKTHROUGH
Here are some details about BTC’s 'Kickstarter Edition’ when Colour Cards debuted as a crowdfunding project in June 2015...
There were 3 different yet complementary decks in the debut BTC collection, featuring 3 primary colours in 3 colour-full dimensions.
Colour Basics Deck
64 Colour Cards + 6 Cube Cards
If you're new to colour, or want the new view on hue for the 21st Century, break through with the Basics.
BTC Cube Cards Deck
54 Cube Cards
Get a new perspective on colour with colour in 3D! Take BTC to new heights, widths, and depths, and discover the exponential power of colour... cubed.
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Scroll down the page to get complete details on each of BreakThroughColour's 'Kickstarter Edition' decks.
DID YOU MISS THE 'KICKSTART'?
On June 18, 2015, BreakThroughColour debuted as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter. Thanks to the enthusiasm and endorsement of 561 Backers (Thanks, Backers!), BTC breached its goal and was fully funded in less than 3 hours, and debut Colour Cards and Colour Cubes are now in the hands of BTCers in more than 35 countries around the world.
"a new ingenious color system to help you understand and use colors better" – DesignTAXI
"the ultimate color tool for teachers, students, designers, artists and color enthusiasts alike" – Trend Hunter
"an exciting new hands-on system . . . beautifully designed and super fun to use" – Maggie Maggio | Smashing Color
KICKSTARTER WAS JUST THE BEGINNING...
Even if you missed being a Backer during the Kickstarter campaign, you can still be a part of the BreakThrough. Keep reading to learn more about BTC’s debut decks…
COLOUR BASICS DECK
64 Colour Cards + 6 Cube Cards + tuck box
12 Hues (6 Corner Hues, 6 Connector Hues)
12 Greys (3 Hue Greys and 3 True Greys)
2 White, 2 Black
6 Cube Cards
The Colour Basics deck includes a full spectrum of 12 pure CMY-based Hues, plus 36 lighter, darker, and de-saturated variations. All the Hues, Tints, Shades, and Tones you'd find on a traditional colour wheel, there's a Colour Card for every colour. A set of 9 True Greys connects pure White with basic Black, adding an achromatic but necessary axis to this otherwise colour-full starter set.
Colour Basics also includes 6 DIY Cube Cards to build a 3D Colour Basics Colour Cube, a fun and fundamental way to introduce colour in all three of its 'primary' planes. There's also a double-sided Colour Cube Key Card, the key to understanding colour as a 3-dimensional concept, and a handy 2D reference for your 3D 'hands-on' model.
The Colour Basics deck comes tucked in its own custom tuck box, a simple way to store and play.
When BTC debuted on Kickstarter in June 2015, the Colour Basics deck was only 47 Cards. A 'stretch goal' bonus made it better, and Colour Basics got bigger, a comprehensive but still accessible set of 70 Cards.
216 Colour Cards + lidded storage box
30 Hues (6 Corners, 24 Connectors)
64 Tones (including 4 Hue Greys)
White and Black
The BreakThroughColour deck of 216 comes in a custom rigid lidded box, and includes a 'suit' of 27 cards for each of BTC's 8 Corner Colour families. Laying sideways, the 216 are snug in the box for shipping and compact storage. Stand them up and the box becomes a filing cabinet for your BTC Colour Library.
There's room enough for the Basics deck too, if you want to turn your BTC deck into a complete 'Double Deck-er' collection, adding 54 all-new Hues, Tints, Shades, Tones, and that Value-able Colour Basics greyscale of 9 True Greys.
Sort and store them by colour or code, keep them handy on your desk like flash cards, or take them with you, one at a time or all-in-one, as a fundamental tool to discover, reference, and be inspired by colour in the real world.
BTC CUBE CARDS DECK
54 Cube Cards
48 Corner Colour Cube Cards, in sets of 6 Cards, one set for each Corner Colour
6 Mini Cube Cards to build a smaller all-in-one BTC Mini Cube
BTC Cube Cards come shrink-wrapped as a stack of 54 cards. The BTC Cube Cards are designed as a DIY way to give BTC a whole new dimension. Marked with lines to score, fold, and attach six flat cards into a 6-sided form, a number sequence will help you around the edges. If you want to keep your bigger 8-part BTC Colour Cube together with magnets, the 'inside' cards are also marked on the back, with letter pairs and cross-hair bullseyes to help you align and centre each magnet.
BTC Cube Cards were designed to complement BTC Colour Cards. But you can also use Cube Cards as 3 x 3 colour grids. Line up layers in rows and columns, or play with them like dominoes to explore an almost countless collection of colour flow connections. As an independent tool to teach the art and science of colour (through complementary concepts in Math, Algebra, Geometry, Geography...), or as flash cards for puzzles and games, BTC Cube Cards have colour covered on all sides.
Cube Cards as cubes, or Cube Cards as cards... or both? Hmmm... you may want to get a second deck.
ABOUT THE CARDS
BTC's 'Kickstarter Edition' Colour Cards and Cube Cards are printed on 330gsm German card stock, considered one of the finest quality playing card papers available. Features include:
durable weight and thickness
an extra smooth finish for easy handling
a black paper core to ensure opacity front to back
bright white outer layers for best visual contrast and true vivid colours
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
BreakThroughColour was launched on Kickstarter in June 2015 as a project to fund the very first print run of BTC Colour Cards. This website was launched on January 1, 2016 as a follow-up to that project.
To minimize print, packaging, and shipping costs, reduce environmental impact, and allow for the most up-to-date educational support materials, BTC Colour Cards debuted as just that: cards. 'Kickstarter Edition' Colour Cards ship without instructions.
Always imagined as an integral part of my Big Vision for BreakThroughColour, this website was launched as a free resource to complement the entire BTC system, an extensive and evolving online destination for BTCers everywhere. There are already more than 50 pages and posts, with lots more still to come...
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