The color game

March 13, 2012 § 1 Comment

You have a color wheel. You are given a specific color. You need to find it on the wheel inside the time limit. Sounds easy, huh? Well give it a try and see for yourselves.

color method game

Sure, it starts easy enough, but when it starts asking you about complementary or even analog (!) colors things get tough. And very addictive.

Enjoy it at Color Method – from the guys that brought you Shape Type.

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Minimal landmarks

August 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

How can we disguise some of the city’s most famous buildings and still recognise them?  Through an minimalistic approach, graphic studio Design By House managed to reveal famous landmarks under multiple layers of colors and different shapes.

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Through our kaleidoscope eyes

May 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

After the rain comes the rainbow and after the explosion of  Ryan Taylor‘s water balloons a kaleidoscope of colors. « Read the rest of this entry »

Color & gender

March 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

As we have mentioned before, color always raises issues of common understanding between genders. Do women and men see and understand the same colors? Do men like purple? And which color do women dislike?

According to John Hallock’s study, men seem to tolerate more than women achromatic colors, such as black, white and gray, whereas women prefer softer, less bright shades of colors. And I am not even mentioning what may seem purple to a man, could be grape, plum, eggplant etc to a woman.

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Movie color barcode

March 7, 2011 § 3 Comments

Each movie leaves you with a feeling, and this feeling is quite often translated to a specific color. For example, Matrix will always be green, whereas Slumdog Millionaire has more brownish nuances.

How would you feel if you could see the entire color pallet of a movie in just one image? MovieBarCode visualizes all the different colors used in a movie by compressing every single frame of an entire movie into just one signature and colorful barcode.

The Matrix

The Matrix

The Social Network

The Social Network

Pretty amazing. Don’t you think? See more after the jump

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Hours as colors

February 16, 2011 § 4 Comments

This is one of the coolest ideas ever: The colour clock is an online clock and a downloadable screen saver (for Mac users only) that represents time as a hexadecimal color.

The colour clock: 20:08:06

Let me explain. Do you know your RGBs?

Standing for Red Green Blue, RGB is the color model that combines these three colors to create all the rest. In the web, all colors are represented in hexadecimal RGB codes, ie sets of three numbers (value of red, value of green, value of blue). What else is represented as a set of three numbers? Time (value of hours, value of minutes, value of seconds). What if we combined the two codes? Quite obvious now that I mention it, but quite ingenious for the person who thought of it first. Respect.

The Colour Clock: 18:56:02The colour clock: 19:10:33The colour clock: 19:48:53

This clock is magnificent both conceptually and aesthetically. Perfection.

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