CMG Swatchbook – Dorothy Liebes

By April 27, 2022Uncategorized

The 1970’s:

1970: Textile designer Dorothy Liebes is named as the first recipient of CMG’s Forrest L. Dimmick Award, for revolutionary, dramatic, or exceptional contribution to the field of color marketing.
Liebes was renown for her vivid, modernist textile designs for E.I. DuPont’s home furnishing fabrics, and by the early 1960’s had become synonymous with the use of clashing colors, or as she put it, colors that “vibrate together.” She was also accredited to have said, “There are no bad colors… just bad color combinations.”


CMG Swatchbook is a bi-monthly feature focused on key moments in CMG’s history. We look forward to sharing these events across 2022. Our anniversary celebration will culminate at our annual International Summit held this coming November. There will be more details to come, and we look forward to seeing you there!



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