More facts and trivia about the colour yellow- some particularly interesting facts and figures here- again, lots of the information referring to cultural tradition and practice- which will give me a great opportunity to potentially work with some map infographics (which I seem to do every project? Destiny.), looking at maps and some strong visually communicative designs.
Phrases and Uses of Yellow
* In the Christian tradition Judas wore a Yellow coat when he betrayed Jesus.
* In the "Wizard of Oz", Dorothy followed theYellow Brick Road.
* In 1968 the Beatles' film and song Yellow Submarine was a huge hit.
* Law enforcement in North America uses bright Yellow tape to mark a crime scene.
* A Yellow Traffic Light means caution - or slow down.
* Yellow is often used for packaging No Name products to signify bargain pricing.
* Yellow Page phone directories are a common sight everywhere.
* We "tie a Yellow Ribbon" as a symbol of hope, peace and remembrance.
* The phrase "Mellow Yellow" is used to mean relaxed and laid back.
* The phrase "Yellow Journalism" is used to mean irresponsible reporting.
* The terms Yellow Bellied and Yellow Streakare used to signify cowardice.
* In the United States and Canada, most taxis are often Yellow Cabs.
* OSHA Coding uses Yellow signs to caution against physical hazards.
* In mythology, Greek Goddesses were always "golden haired" which has given us our fascination with blond people to this day.
* In the signs of the Zodiac, Yellow is usually associated with Taurus.
Yellow was also the colour of the New Party in the Republic of China (Taiwan), which supports Chinese reunification.
In the United States yellow is also associated with the Libertarian Party, to contrast with the Green Party (green), Democratic Party (blue) and Republican Party (red).