The colors of your favourite books

May 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

A book: a world full of images, flavors and …colors. Can you really imagine the colors of your favorite novels? Jaz Parkinson has created color charts for different classic works of literature to visually represent the novels’ colorful worlds, building mini rainbows that correspond to the most prominent colors of each work.

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What Does Music Look Like?

September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment

In this blog, I have often wondered if music could be visualised and how it would look like and many artistic experiments I have encountered through the web tried to answer my question.

But I have to admit that no other experiment manages to capture better the look of music than Martin Klimas‘ photographic series, entitled ‘What Does Music Look Like?’. After having covered a speaker with a sheet of translucent plastic, he pours colored paints on that sheet and pumps up the volume. Then he photographs the ‘vibrating’ colors that dance on the air.

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

Can you recognise the songs? (Hover to find out..)

Jimi Hendrix – House Burning Down
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The DNA of a city

April 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

What appears as abstract shapes and colors at first sight, it could actually be an artist’s point of view of a city, let’ s say. That’s the case of Chinese artist Lu Xinjian, who based on aerial views from Google Earth, creates his own maps of major cities across the world in his series entitled City DNA.

See if you can recognize your city:

 Highlight to see city name: Moscow.

The colors of each piece represents the colors of each city and its national flag.Highlight to see city name: New York.

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Colorful multiplications

March 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Did you own an abacus as a child? I did, but nobody ever bothered to explain it to me, so the colorful beads representing numbers remained a mystery and I never managed to perform any arithmetic functions on it. Thankfully, Stefanie Posavec revisited the concept of replacing numbers with colors, in a much more user-friendly way.

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She explores the hidden patterns in multiplication of large numbers, and together with Hadrien Jouet they created multiplication waterfall, an online application for you to experiment with. You just insert the numbers and it does its mathematical magic. It translates the abstract patterns that mathematicians recognize into beautiful patterns of colors and shapes, for us laymen.

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Eat these pantone dessert tarts!

March 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

Each tart and a Pantone color. French food designer Emilie De Griottes creates these amazing dessert tarts, using fruits such as cherries, berries, bananas etc and candies of different colors to create tarts that resemble Pantone color swatches.

We haven’t tasted them, but sure they all look pretty damn delicious.

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The form of a word

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Can you imagine the forms and colors that words can take? Digital design agency Corum + Guerrette created String DNA, an interactive data visualization image generator, which converts alphabet letters into shapes and colors. String DNA

By typing your name or a short description in the text box, you can a visual interpretation of how a letter or a word looks like, like our blog’s name just below.

Strind DNA: it's a small web

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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 »

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