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Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe

Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe multiples fruit color

Love this new photo from Emily Blincoe whose work you might recognize from her color coded candy arrangements. You can find more of her work over on Flickr.

Midday Traffic in San Diego Collapsed and Reorganized by Color

Midday Traffic in San Diego Collapsed and Reorganized by Color video art timelapse color cars

In this new video art clip from San Diego-based filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker, we watch as a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge in San Diego is deftly edited, sorted, and compressed resulting in perfectly color-coded traffic. Kuckenbaker notes:

The source footage for this video is a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge above State Route 163 in San Diego captured at 2:39pm Oct 1, 2013. My aim is to reveal the color palette and color preferences of contemporary San Diego drivers in addition to traffic patterns and volumes. There are no CG elements, these are all real cars that have been removed from one sample and reorganized.

The filmmaker wowed us at about this time last year when he condensed five hours of plane landings into 30 seconds. (via Stellar)

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner  paint high speed color

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner  paint high speed color

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner  paint high speed color

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner  paint high speed color

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner  paint high speed color

Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural forces such as sound, centrifugal force, and even magnetism. In these new images the photographer turned his attention toward air pressure by harnessing the power of the popped balloon. Oefner covered modeling balloons in thick layers of acrylic paint and photographed each one milliseconds after popping it with a needle. The resulting effect captures the paint as its driven simultaneously inward and outward. See more over on Behance.

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi rocks drawing color

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi rocks drawing color

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi rocks drawing color

Not Your Average Drawing of a Rock: Colorful Riverbeds Drawn with Pencil by Ester Roi rocks drawing color

California artist Ester Roi (website currently down) works colored pencils to create drawings of imagined riverbeds that exhibit a superb understanding of the interaction between light, color and water. Roi uses a special drawing device called the Icarus Drawing Board that allows her to effectively create warm and cool “zones” underneath a wax-based medium. According to her website “the warm zone is used for mixing pigments, blending, burnishing and reworking. The cool zone is used for line drawing, layering, detailing and finishing touches.” The careful layering of pencil and wax apparently allows for some pretty brilliant color work. Although her website is currently down you can see more of her drawing and painting over on Facebook. (via drawing pencil)

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Media architect Claudio Benghi and light artist Gloria Ronchi joined together in 2006 to form Aether & Hemera, an interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks “to research the aesthetic challenges of light and its power to trigger emotions and response, creating a sense of identity or setting a mood.” Their latest installation in London’s Canary Wharf is this beautiful fleet of 300 illuminated boats called Voyage. Each floating light is reminiscent of a paper-folded origami boat that is illuminated from within, and I’m told there is a wireless network in the vicinity that allows you to join with your mobile device and somehow alter the color of the entire installation.

Voyage will be up through February 15th, 2013, and while the lights are on during the day, the viewing is probably best at night. I want to thank photographers Sean Batten and Ian Docwra for providing the images for this post.

The Present: An Annual Clock that Tells Time in Seasons

The Present: An Annual Clock that Tells Time in Seasons seasons color clocks

The Present: An Annual Clock that Tells Time in Seasons seasons color clocks

The Present: An Annual Clock that Tells Time in Seasons seasons color clocks

Making the rounds this year on a couple of design-y gift guides is The Present, a clock designed by Booklyn-based creative firm m ss ng p eces. The clock automatically sets itself to the current calendar date when you insert two AA batteries and then takes a year to make an entire revolution as the single hand highlights colors associated with the passing season. An original run of the clock was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, but the clock is now available to the general public through their website.

Black & White in Color: Visual Trickery from Eran Amir

Black & White in Color: Visual Trickery from Eran Amir optical illusion color

I’ll let this fun video from filmmaker Eran Amir speak for itself, suffice to say the entire thing was shot as you see here without any color correction, and here’s a making of to show how he did it. Amir previously shot a music video using 1,500 photographs held by 500 people around Israel.

Tauba Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable

Tauba Auerbachs RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable  color books

Tauba Auerbachs RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable  color books

Tauba Auerbachs RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable  color books

Tauba Auerbachs RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable  color books

The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible. For you designers, think of it as a three-dimensional version of a Photoshop color picker. At 8in. x 8in x 8in. the perfectly cube book was co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and bound with assistance from Leah Hughes. What a beautiful sculptural object. (via designboom)

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