Touching color

January 31, 2011 § 4 Comments

Can you feel color in the absence of color?

Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers

The paradoxically named Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin (Author) and Rosana Faria (Illustrator), is a beautiful exercise on tactile experience. Printed all in black and using embossed lines, rather than in conventional colors, it invites us to enter the world not simply of blindness but of vivid, imaginary colors. It’s a challenge for both the senses and the mind, but its beauty is breathtaking.

Waves and drops of rain, wild flowers and strawberries, leafs and feathers and words printed in black and in braille are our entrance points to a completely new way of perceiving through touch.

See more amazing images after the jump.

A totally new tactile experience!

via Brain Pickings

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