Thursday, July 21, 2011

the color of: [awesome]

Have you guys heard of the color of: ?

Flora pointed it out recently and I'm having a little obsession love affair.

You type a word in the find feature (ANY word: theme, mood, place, event, thing]. The program then pulls 80 images from Flickr with that word, and uses an averaging algorithm on the colour pixel values to create a gorgeous piece of art reminiscent of water-color. (The best part is you can watch the piece take shape, photo by photo!)

I made at least ten when I discovered it.

It's $45 for a high-quality print without the words - so I'm not sure I'm ready to invest quite yet, but it certainly makes for some pretty pictures!

thecolorofsirmione

thecolorofmarriage

thecolorofmaps

the color of san diego

thecoloroftheeiffeltower

thecolorofvenice

These are surprisingly accurate! I especially love the Eiffel tower, and Venice. (and how great is San Diego? - all blue skies and beach!)

7 comments:

Cathleya said...

AWESOME!!!

Mrs. A (aka Katie) said...

SO COOL!! Yea $45 is a bit steep, though.

Sara said...

Whoa. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I just spent like 40 minutes making one for everything I could think of! Thank you for sharing!! I'm obsessed!

steph c said...

I saw that Anni reposted this from your blog.. it's so neat! I really love the 'maps' one!

Meg said...

Very interesting -- and I sense a new toy in my future! I'm already over there parsing London together. I think I like Venice the best of the bunch, but they're all pretty!

chestnutmocha said...

that's so awesome!!! oh, thank you SO MUCH for sharing this!

thelordshousekeeper said...

Wow....that's amazing! I'm going to check it out now!

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