kevan + colour   14

How many colours would you need to make London’s bus network more comprehensible? | CityMetric
"The first thing our colour system lets you do is dump bus numbers above 100 and use colours as a replacement for the first digit."
transport  colour  london  maths 
may 2017 by kevan
Seeing Yellow
"When you print on a color laser printer, it's likely that you are also printing a pattern of invisible yellow dots. These marks exist to allow the printer companies and governments to track and identify you -- presumably as a way to combat money counterfeiting."
paper  secrets  surveillance  technology  colour 
august 2016 by kevan
Can an artist ever really ‘own’ a colour? | Art and design | The Guardian
"Painters are outraged that Anish Kapoor, the British sculptor who designed the blood-red Orbit tower for the London Olympics, has exclusive rights to the artistic use of [Vantablack carbon nanotube paint]."
art  paint  colour  law 
february 2016 by kevan
Spring Fashion 2008 - Five New Yorkers Who Wear Only One Color Every Day -- New York Magazine
Stephin Merritt. "The great thing about brown is when it fades, you can't tell what color it originally was."
clothes  colour 
september 2014 by kevan
Highlights from EA's lawsuit against Zynga | Joystiq
"As demonstrated in the chart below, The Ville uses the same precise RGB values for its skin tones as does The Sims Social."
games  colour  via:waxy 
august 2012 by kevan
Action Half-Life: The 5 a.m. | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Looking away from the monitor it was with no small amount of gut-terror that I realised something was very wrong and turned back to type a message to my friends. [...] Our real worlds had turned monochrome. Some optical trick involving those red and white tiles had broken our eyes, and we could only see in pea green, sickly yellow and all the shades in between."
games  design  illusions  eyes  light  colour  puzzles  via:weir 
april 2010 by kevan
Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
"So, since people (flesh-tones) exist in almost every frame of every movie ever made, what could be better than applying complementary color theory to make people seem to 'pop' from the background. I mean, people are really important, aren't they?"
films  colour  illusions  via:minkette 
april 2010 by kevan
Winners wear red: How colour twists your mind - life - 28 August 2009 - New Scientist
"[Sports psychologists] showed video clips of [taekwondo] bouts to 42 experienced referees. They then played the same clips again, digitally manipulated so that the clothing colours were swapped round. [In close matches] red competitors awarded an average of 13 per cent more points than when they were dressed in blue." Maybe I should start picking red more often in board games.
psychology  colour  sport  illusions 
august 2009 by kevan
Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.
"We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most 'interesting' Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour."
colour  photos 
july 2009 by kevan
Dolores Labs Blog » Blog Archive » Where does “Blue” end and “Red” begin?
"We showed thousands of random colors like this to people on Mechanical Turk and asked what they would call them. Here’s what they said."
colour  psychology  via:waxy 
march 2008 by kevan
SUCK UK - MyCuppa Mugs
"Mugs to help you mix your favourite brew to just-how-you-like-it by matching the colour guide on the inside. Available in Tea or Coffee styles."
drinks  design  colour  via:qwghlm 
august 2007 by kevan
The Set Game Company - Play Set Online
Compete against opponents in a browser, or just (and I should perhaps do this) practice against a deck of learning-curved virtual cards until your forehead bleeds.
games  colour  via:ben 
january 2007 by kevan
Colour Player - A Music Player with Colour
Synaesthetic music organiser experiment. "It turns out that most of us are able to create, with explanation, a strong link between a piece of music we are listening to and a specific colour."
music  colour  via:infosthetics 
august 2006 by kevan

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