The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color Neuroscientist Bevil Conway thinks about color for a living. An artist since youth, Conway now spends much of his time studying vision and perception at Wellesley College and Harvard Medical School. His science remains strongly linked to art--in 2004 he and Margaret Livingstone famously reported that Rembrandt may have suffered from flawed vision--and in recent years Conway has focused his research almost entirely on the neural machinery behind color.
Colours in Cultures EXTRA: A short photo story about how a version of this image ended up as the 91st and final cover design of our book, Information is Beautiful. Yes, 91 versions!Read on. Share 25 Beautiful Color Palettes From Famous Movie Scenes Need a great Twitter follow? Check out Cinema Palettes, a feed dedicated to finding iconic movie shots and generating the color palette that added to its beauty. You'll love the constant dose of film dissection. Here's some recent favorites that the account has posted: 1.) Nightcrawler
Diogo Akio — Designer Quadra Collective is a interactive & branding studio created from the partnership of Diogo Akio and Caio Rogério. A small company that believes in working with big proportions, made with love and trust. "Quadra" in Portuguese means, "block", i.e., from neighborhood, which conveys an idea of something at reach and quite reliable. Back to Projects Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background.
Whimsical Watercolor Portraits by COLOURlovers Watercolors afford artists the ability to create whimsical portraits, where colors blend together and give the painting increased depth. I believe watercolor art is a powerful way to express emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. These watercolor portraits have a certain strength to them that shines beyond the paper. Create Your Own Watercolor Masterpieces with Creative Market by downloading these products: Then, check out these tutorials to learn how to create colorful watercolor designs with Creative Market products: 10 Step Watercolor Design Watercolor Painting Tutorial
Inspiration for Article Intro Effects We may define a food to be any substance which will repair the functional waste of the body, increase its growth, or maintain the heat, muscular, and nervous energy. In its most comprehensive sense, the oxygen of the air is a food; as although it is admitted by the lungs, it passes into the blood, and there re-acts upon the other food which has passed through the stomach. It is usual, however, to restrict the term food to such nutriment as enters the body by the intestinal canal. Water is often spoken of as being distinct from food, but for this there is no sufficient reason.
How Many Brands’ Distinct Shades of Blue Can You Correctly Identify? Feeling blue? Good--because that’s the kind of mindset you’ll need to play Name That Blue, a simple game that not only reveals how many companies prefer that particular hue, but also your perhaps unrealized ability to distinguish between them. Created by web developer Colin Gourlay, Name That Blue is a testament to your investment in the brands that wallpaper your world. If you are able to distinguish Facebook-sapphire from IBM-azure, then you are either incredibly observant or around these particular shades so often that they’ve seeped into subconscious associations. As a bonus, Gourlay includes other colors as well. Once users have cycled through the entire range of blues, they can also move on to purples and oranges, etc.
Color Psychology of Logo Design by COLOURlovers Anything related to color and psychology tends to fascinate me. Why do certain colors have certain meanings? Why do certain companies choose certain colors to represent their brand? I recently found an infographic that delves into the psychology of why companies choose colors for certain elements of their brand, like their logos. Do you believe white is a representation of peace, that yellow signifies curiosity, or that pink defines innocence? Check out the infographic to learn more about the meanings of certain colors, and why brands use them in their logos.
Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness Human Consciousness Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person’s ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works. Scientists currently believe that consciousness is composed of two components: arousal and awareness. The first is regulated by the brainstem, but the physical origins of the latter were always a mystery. Now, a team of researchers at Harvard think they may have discovered the regions of the brain that work with the brainstem to maintain consciousness. “For the first time, we have found a connection between the brainstem region involved in arousal and regions involved in awareness, two prerequisites for consciousness,” said Michael D.
Tab Styles Inspiration Previous Demo Back to the Codrops Article Re-created from Vintage Productions Technique from Slanted tabs with CSS 3D transforms by Lea Verou If you enjoyed this demo you might also like: A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, wrote Interaction of Color in 1963, and it’s remained an art and design bible ever since. Last week, to commemorate the book’s 50th anniversary, Yale University Press released the Interaction of Color app for the iPad, a modernized, interactive presentation of Albers’s teachings. With fingers instead of paintbrushes and a touch screen instead of paper, users can move and manipulate over 125 color plates in 60 interactive studies. Concepts like color relativity and vibrating boundaries come to life in this $9.99 app, alongside the book’s full text and two hours of video footage. Michelle Komie, senior editor for art and architecture at Yale University Press, tells Co.Design that the app’s developers at design firm Potion first “used paper, scissors, and glue to complete the exercises as Albers’s students would have done, in order to experience Albers’s process and methodology.”