List/Grid Tag Archives: Colors

Intelligent Illustrations of Renowned Architects Through Their Design Style

Italian artist Federico Babina accomplished a powerful project called “ARCHI-PORTRAIT” dedicated to coryphaei of architecture and their outstanding work. Each illustration has a portrait of an architect created out of his most significant buildings and other design components incorporated as face parts. Simplicity of lines and brightness of colors emphasizes the character of each architect and spotlights their unique styles.

Comic Strips and Hyper-Realism by Andrew Zonzini

Illustrator and graphic designer Andrew Zonzini from Italy (known as perrycolante on Instagram) creates very simple, unique and colorful images. His photographs often include comic book style illustrations making his followers think details were photoshoped afterwards. Zonzini’s hyper-realistic art already attracted more than 55K followers to his Instagram account. “I am a graphic designer and an illustrator, so when I think about the composition of each of my pictures, I try to use graphical elements designed by myself, playing a lot with colors and simplicity. Many people think that the illustrations are added afterwards on the computer, but that is not what I… Read more »

Amazing Mosaics with 10,000 Play-Doh Dots

Mother of three and artist Lacy Knudson recently figured out her new inspiration and media – Play-Doh. “One day, while the kids and I played with Play-Doh at the kitchen table I mixed some colors together and punched out my very first “dot”.  It dawned on me that this could be a way to make real art and be with my children at the same time.  I called it Dozayix: Play Doh + Mosaics + Fun = Dozayix” – says Knudson. In her first artwork, while pariently placing one dot after another, Lacy used about 23 lbs of play-doh and around 10,000 dots of 0,5 inch each. She completed two more… Read more »

Ballerina – New Mural by Eduardo Kobra in Moscow, Russia

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra just finished up a mural called “Ballerina” in Moscow, Russia. It’s a tribute to Maya Plisetskaya, the iconic Russian ballet dancer, who will celebrate her 88th birthday on November 20, 2013. The kaleidoscopic graffiti of 12 meters long and 16 wide (40 by 53 feet) shows Plisetskaya paused in an elegant move from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. “I want[ed] to make for Moscow something that is connected to its culture.” – says Kobra. “The street where we are working, with classical buildings all over it, is preserved as a historical and cultural heritage. It is in the Tverskoy district, a stunning… Read more »

Street Art – Painting the Rio Slums Bright

Dutch artists Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) of the Favela painting project in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil established a  kickstarter campaign as they wish to fund the painting of one of the biggest slums in the city. They’ve been doing small painting projects in deprived areas of the city starting 2005 after the first visit to Brazilian favelas. But this time artists decided to go big and bring some colors to an every building on a hillside in Vila Cruzeiro, Brazil .  “Our project aims to provide an opportunity for people to transform their own neighborhood from a place seen as negative… Read more »

100 Colors – Floating Rainbow by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux, French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996, produced a simple yet mesmerizing “100 colors” installation for Shinjuki creators festa 2013. To complete this project Moureaux used 100 of hues applied over than 840 sheets hung over the ceiling. Throwing bean bags here and there, the designer invites the visitors to engage themselves into her installation and enjoy the rainbow floating over their heads. “When I first arrived in Tokyo, I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan. Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and… Read more »

Coloring Your Home – Tips from Professionals

Interior design is a subtle art, and one often underappreciated by the mainstream. Color alone can represent a great stepping stone on any project, as warring faction’s battle over what they want each space to say – as well as how to say it. Luckily for us, Design55 have come up with the simple infographic below to explain how it’s done; and they’ve done so with style.   From advice on how to best match colors for a trophy room, to an analysis of which tones best represent stability, confidence, maturity and others, this infographic crams more information into a single page than most… Read more »

LightRails – Colorful Viaduct Installation by Bill FitzGibbons

Bill FitzGibbons, sculptor and public artist, has created a welcoming installation over the dull railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama. Originally built in 1931 the underpass is a connection between downtown and a new urban space called Railroad Park. FitzGibbons aimed to create a friendly atmosphere for the visitors between these two districts. The project is called LightRails and made of computerized LED network which consists of 250 units and creates 16 million different colors and frequencies, giving safe and pleasant vibe to the area. SEE ALSO: Miami Rainbow – Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney [Source: Contemporist; Inhabitat]

Crocheted Four-Car Locomotive by Olek

Polish-born, New-York based artist Olek challenged herself into crocheting the whole four-car locomotive in Lodz, Poland. The work took four days of non-stop with the help of four assistants. The colorful project was opened on July 19 and will stay on view till August 19. Olek is known for her crochet obsession due to her various projects around the world, as they bring color and life, energy, and surprise to the living space. If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?… Read more »

The World’s Most Colorful Urban Stairs

Life is not bright enough? Add up some colors! Many artists, designers and just enthusiasts take this advice literally. One of the examples is vivid patterns popping up every now and then over regular, unnoticeable stairways in different parts of our planet.  These creative projects transform simple steps into new objects as well as brighten the urban landscape around. 

The Best of Vivid Sydney 2013 in Pictures

Vivid Sydney, Australia’s annual light festival that turns Sydney into a flame of brightness (featured here last year), is taking place this year from May 24 through June 10, the city of Sydney lights up in a festival dedicated to light, music and ideas. Coloring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections, performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. Here are some colorful highlights from the spectacular event, that… Read more »

The World’s 25 Most Colorful Cities

Who wouldn’t want to live in one of the world’s most colorful cities? The color of a city and the creativity of its people can easily turn a dull town into a place with vibrant beauty. If you ever wonder what makes a city beautiful, the answer can lie within its architecture, landscape, or people – But can also be something simpler, like color. A colorful city is a happy city. Just imagine your own city only more cheerful and colorful. Here are just a few you can put on your wish list: 1. Amorgos Island, Greece SEE ALSO: Mediterranean House in Tinos Island, Greece… Read more »

The Psychology of Color

Color has tremendous impact on us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things, emotions and actions. When it comes to marketing, color can make a product or an idea more likable and comprehensive, and can boost sales and turn campaigns around. Choosing the right color is always vital for marketing. Nearly 85% of consumers name color as the primary reason that they purchase a particular product. 93% look at visual appearance when they buy a product and color improves comprehension, learning and readability. This infographic examines the psychology of color and looks at some common associations of different colors. When… Read more »

Colorful “Lofts Yungay II” by Rearquitectura

Colorful Lofts Yungay II designed by Chilean firm, Rearquitectura, in Valparaíso, Chile. Built to match the slopes of the terrain and the nature of the seaside location through bright daytime colors, The apartments get beautiful views of the ocean can be admired from within.

Inflating A Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

Today’s picture of the day comes from Cappadocia, central Turkey, where a hot air balloon is being inflated before an aerial trip, as seen from inside. the photograph is flourishing with vibrant colors, showing the scale of the balloon. The image was a finalist in the 2011 Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year finishing in 16th place. [Via Twisted Sifter]

Bubble Wrap Typography by Lo Siento

Japan’s +81 Magazine collaborated with Spanish graphic design studio Lo Siento to design the cover for an upcoming issue, the artist created a new typography idea by injecting bubble wrap blisters with colored water to spell out the issue’s subject ‘next creativity’, then exposing the bubble wrap to daylight to get some refraction on the blue water. The results turned out to be exceptionally unique.

Expressive & Colorful Illustrations for the 2012 London Olympics

Yahoo! has teamed up with Greece-based graphic and visual designer Charis Tsevis to produce a new theme for Yahoo’s website Olympics coverage. The work created is just drool-worthy, full of colors and positive energy. Tsevis made three images for three different sports (diving, gymnastics and running) with an extra image for running to represent celebration and victory.

Color Psychology for Interior Spaces [infographic]

An interesting infographic developed by NowSourcing.com for CertaPro Painters of Louisville, shows how the colors of an interior space can have a direct impact on triggering specific emotions and evoking senses. The Psychology of Color explores what colors should and should not be used in interior decorating, and why certain colors are used in advertising. According to the infographic, offices should be painted blue, as it is the “most productive color”. Living rooms should be painted lavender, to calm the nerves and offer relaxation. Kitchens should be painted yellow, as it increases metabolism, and gives you energy. Also red: “evokes strong emotion, encourages appetite, passion… Read more »

Koban Police Box in Kumamoto, Japan by Klein Dytham Architecture

Tokyo-based agency Klein Dytham Architecture  has recently designed a police station in the very unexpected way to its traditional image. The Koban Police Box is situated in Kumamoto, Japan and covers a surface of 143.62 m2. This friendly looking station already became a local landmark.

Hamilton Grange Teen Center in New York by Rice+Lipka architects

What image do you get with the word “library”? Lots of dusty books, silence signs and the book worm spirit! A simple yet outstanding choice of the New York’s Public Library, created a big upgrade to the guttered third floor of their Harlem’s landmark branch. Moreover the Hamilton Grange teen center appeared to be the first of its kind in Northern Manhattan, NY.

Colorful Mimicry by GiesenLeenders In Rotterdam, Netherlands

An expressive photo session, by Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders of GiesenLeenders from Rotterdam, Netherlands, aimed at symbolizing the power of human adaptability to different conditions and surroundings, by picking up habits and going with the flow.

Minimalist Posters of Pixar Movies by Wonchan Lee

As a tribute to Pixar animation studios and their beloved movies, Australian designer Wonchan Lee created this amazing set of minimalist posters featuring most of their iconic films. He described: “Pixar movies are everyone’s favorite. Hoping it will continue to make the world a better place. I’m pleased to dedicate these artworks to Pixar as one of the biggest fans.”

Unilever Office in Switzerland by Camenzind Evolution

In 2011 Camenzind Evolution, Zurich-based architecture studio created one of the most inspiring interiors for an office space, the headquarters of Unilever. The project is situated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and covers the surface area of 2,300 m2 of usable offices. 

The Half Graffiti Panic Room in Marseilles by Tilt

One’s wild imagination can surely drive him to surprisingly bizarre places and results. Renowned French graffiti artist Tilt has just completed a shizuphrenic interior piece of work in a room at the hotel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France. The room was split into exact halves and one side painted in technicolor graffiti and the other side in plain white, colors covered everything in its way as furniture and fabrics, the result was more of a Panic Room!

Luminarie De Cagna’s Cathedral of Light Made From 55,000 LEDs

55,000 LED lights is what it took to build this breathtaking cathedral at the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Created by Luminarie De Cagna, the building is entirely established out of LEDs, adding to the town of Belfortstraat a glowing psychedelic aura. The result is arguably beautiful enough to make anybody impressed.

The Result of Thousands of Stickers Given to Thousands of Kids

The Obliteration Room This past December, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art installed a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing shell space, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large studio apartment like, and painted every single thing in brilliant white, from walls, chair and tables, to the piano, and other household decoration, effectively serving as a big un-rendered white canvas. The installation, named The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12 2012. The mission was, over a period of two weeks, the museum’s youngest comers were given thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited on a spontaneous mission of transformation of the… Read more »

Miami Rainbow – Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney

American sound architect Christopher Janney made a colorful installation to mark the new entrance to the Miami International Airport in Florida. He called it “Harmonic convergence” and wanted to announce through it the connection between the new car rental terminal and larger airport arrival/departure environment. Janney removed the shading louvers from the west side to open up the view and humanize the appearance of the transition area. He substituted normal glass with a diagonal pattern of colored glass, which is installed as a colored puzzle on the existing “X-bracing” – 45 degree-angle pattern on the crosswalk walls, with colored 24″… Read more »

Dream Big: Amazing Art Made From 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes

[Via: Bored Factory]

Sony’s Colour Like No Other – UK [VIDEO]

In 2009, Sony UK launched a new ad campaign for their new line of Bravia LCDs, the concept of the ad was colors, lets show the consumer how good real life colors will show up on their screens. A prinicipal that was presented in its most primative meaning, a blast of colors and the resulting rainbow-like mess on its urban surrounding. They used thousands of gallons of paint and fireworks to blast it across a multi-storey high rise in Queen’s Court, Toryglen, in Glasgow. The following specs were used to produce a one minute video: 70,000 litres of paint 358 single bottle… Read more »

Walk through “Your Rainbow Panorama” in Denmark

Now reaching the rainbow became possible with the new installation named “Your rainbow panorama” of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The new project was opened on the 28th of May 2011 on the top of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Århus, Denmark. Permanent circular vivid walkway of a 150 meters long, 3 meters wide by 3 meters high, gives a 360° colorful view of the city. Eliasson’s creation is 52 meters in diameter (approximate weight of 140 tons), mounted on the 12 columns which are resting on the steel construction on the roof level (around 100 tons). This artistic work… Read more »

Shanghai’s BUND Colors Tunnel, Designed by the High for the High

The Bund sightseeing tunnel, a bizarre kinda of entertainment coming out of Shanghai, China. A tunnel that crosses the river connecting the north side of Chen Yi Square at the Bund and the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television Tower at Pudong. The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel has a total length of 646.7 meter and is China’s first cross-river artificial sightseeing tunnel. Modern high technologies are applied in the decoration of the interior walls of the tunnel, providing the passengers with background music accompanied with laser light-beam visualizations, as well as pictures, patterns and views about people, history, culture, science and technology and… Read more »

Dancing Color Sculptures [VIDEO]

Canon hired Dentsu creative studios and photographer Linden Gledhill for a new ad campaign for their Pixma ink printer brand.The idea they had for the campaign was magnificent, they wanted to bring colors to life, reflecting the quality of printing the advertised product offers, their idea was to create colored paint sculptures using sound vibrations. By wrapping a membrane around a small speaker, ink drops were placed on this membrane and the speaker was turned on. once it began to vibrate the ink begins to jump up and down. High-speed video cameras and still cameras were used to capture the ink’s motion including a special camera… Read more »

nHow Music Hotel in Berlin by Karim Rashid

The nHow, Europe’s first Music Hotel – in the heart of Berlin, Germany. Located on the banks of the river Spree right between east and west Berlin, and at the epicentre of the music, fashion and creative scene, the new lifestyle hotel was recently opened in November 2010, and it has yet to meet its match. The amazing cantilevered exterior is designed by architect Sergei Tchoban which harmonically complements the stunning and dramatic hotel interior by American designer Karim Rashid. The nHow Berlin represents a new generation of luxury accommodation, it centers on music and design representing a lively, offbeat and dynamic… Read more »

Water Colors in Motion

Normally we do not feature music clips on this blog, as its a bit out of niche, but this one, a mind-blowing piece of art, sure is an exception.  Artist Irina Dakeva used Water Colors to individually paint 2000 sequential frames forming this artistic music video for Breakbot aka Thibaut Berland, a French producer and DJ, their cooperation gave birth to harmonic transitions of colors and music showcased in this motion art, Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours (feat. Irfane) – HD from Ed Banger Records on Vimeo. The video was represented by WIZZ, a french production, animation, motion graphics, and SFX company.

Chefchaouen – the Blue City of Morocco

Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a city in northwest Morocco. It is known for its blue-rinsed houses and buildings, a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population. The city was found in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moorish exiles from Spain led by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Chefchaouen was a base for Riffian berber tribes from which attacks on Portuguese Ceuta were made. After the fall of Granada in 1492 there was a wave of Muslim and Jewish refugees that flooded into Morocco, who brought to the city… Read more »

Burano, Italy – The most colorful in Europe

Burano is a pretty island in the northern part of the lagoon of Venice, Italy  with a current population of about 2,800 inhabitants. It consists of four individual islands, which are separated by narrow, 10 meters wide, canals, rio Pontinello in the west, rio Zuecca in the south and rio Terranova in the east. Burano is famous for lace-making and for its brightly-colored fishermen’s houses; the island is a photographer’s paradise. The brightly-painted walls extend all through the island and not just the principal tourist canals. The colors of the houses follow a specific system originally coming from the golden age of its development; if someone… Read more »

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