271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Cataloged Thousands of Color Swatches in a Book From the 17th Century
Before we had Pantone Color Guide, there was no universally recognized system to identify colors. But there were attempts to make it, and probably the most impressive one came from the artist known only as A. Boogert, who back in 1692 created an impressive piece of literature about mixing colors. Continue reading »
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. Continue reading »
According to Jess Bell: “My name is Jess Bell. I’m a Canadian photographer with a flair for capturing unique and artistic images of animals in action. Continue reading »
Tatiana Liccia is an artist who started her Instagram account, although it has 19K+ followers, only 2 years ago! Although she has always been passionate about photography, it was only a year and a half ago that she bought her first camera. Continue reading »
A.C.A.B is a newcomer to the world of streetwear brands, a federating and rebellious postulate, born of the tragic news that saw young people around the world rise up in the face of brutality from state authorities. Continue reading »
At some point, we’ve all wondered about the incredibly strange names for paint colors. Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane took the wondering a step further. Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of artificial intelligence I’ve seen to date.
Writes Shane on her Tumblr, “For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values.) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?”
By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values – these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.
By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however. Continue reading »
Elsa Bleda is a multi-talented 28-year-old artist, photographer, art director and actress who was born in France and currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a stranger in the night, she explores the cities she calls home, shedding a light on the abandoned nightscapes she encounters. Bleda has a unique aesthetic that is both cinematic and dystopian. Continue reading »
Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.The 26-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri has a rare neurological phenomenon affecting approximately four percent of population that mixes up the brain’s response to certain stimuli as if it had been cross-wired. Synesthesia affects people differently, but McCracken’s form—known as chromesthesia—means she spontaneously and involuntarily sees colors when listening to music. Continue reading »
Color sets the tone and mood of a film before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Directors Lilly and Lana Wachowski used a green tint in The Matrix (1999) to create a mood palette that was suggestive of the early monochrome computer monitors. Yellow was used in Kill Bill (2003) to depict Uma Thurman’s character’s madness and instability. Romantic comedies use pastel shades like beige, pink and lilac. Sci-fi and cyborg films use shades of blue, grey and green. Teal and orange seem to be the trend in Hollywood nowadays, especially in movie adaptations of graphic novels and comic books. Continue reading »
It’s not the “art” that is so amazing, but it’s Cool story about Reddit user Tatsputin, a creative dad that has to fly allot for his work. His kids give them their drawings for him to color. During the many flights he makes, he colours the drawings of his kids and in a way collaborate with his kids on their ‘artworks’. Continue reading »
For her ongoing project ‘Humanæ‘, photographer Angelica Dass takes portraits of people from all around the world to match their skin tones with the PANTONE® color system. To create a photo background of the same color, a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrait’s face is extracted digitally. The photographer’s aim is to document every human skin tone on earth.
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After spotting a photo on instagram of Spanish street artist Rosh‘s multi-colored sprayed corners, Guillermo de la Madrid took to the streets of Madrid to find more, and more he did find. These pastel-y splashes of colors adorn the street corners of the city, as well as other urban objects such as electrical switch boxes, pipes, and street signs. Surprising and subtle enough to almost be confused as unintentional, these colorful splotches especially appeal to those in the know. Continue reading »
A beauty editorial entitled “Primary Colors” featuring beauty looks for each of the primary hair colors.
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