Friday, February 4, 2011

Pie Charts of Van Gogh's Paintings

I am often inspired by paintings when trying to find new color schemes for m design projects. This article is from Flavorwire, Feb 3, 2011. The charts are by Arthur Burton of the UK. Can you guess what schemes go with which paintings??
Pie Charts of Van Gogh Paintings
11:43 am Saturday Jan 29, 2011 by Emily Temple
Arthur Buxton, a UK-based artist, likes to explore new ways to look at things. His color-study pie charts of famous Van Gogh paintings track which hues the famous one-eared man used most — and it’s kind of a bizarre palate. Hey, Van Gogh, ever heard of red? We’re just saying. As Buxton tells our friends atBoingBoing, “I know you lot are fans of new ways of visualizing data. As far as I know, I’ve come up with a novel way of looking at colour schemes. The pie charts are designed to be visually pleasing but also fuction as a colour trend visualization tool. They represent famous paintings, portraying the five most prominent colours in each as a percentage.” Now to test how much of an art buff you really are — can you guess which pie chart refers to which painting?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Looney Tunes Backgrounds

Drawn! posted this on their blog. These Looney Tunes background paintings are real gems. There are watercolors with some fine examples of gouache and airbrush by a variety of artists. These are scenes from Road Runner, Porky Pig and the rest of the gang. That's it Folks!

Argentina's Bicentennial Photo Slide Show

This is a gorgeous collection of photographs, 30 in all, of Argentina's Bicentennial Celebration on May 25, 2010. This is an outstanding web presentation. The photographs are large and load quickly care of This is the work of assorted AP photographers. There is a caption for each photograph. This is some stunning work!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Need a font?

Use this handy and funny chart to pick a typeface for your next project!

New BBC Series on Cartography

I have always been fascinated by maps of all kinds. I have had to in my professional drawn thousands of them. This is a new series by the BBC about the history of cartography and the beautiful imagery of 21st century data visualization maps.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March Madness visualized

Follow this link for a cool poster, perfect for the Huskie Nut you live with!