Infographic: Colorfulness of Books

colorsignatures3

Artist and designer Jaz Parkinson created a wonderful art project called ‘Colour Signatures’. Famous novels are presented in a form of posters/book covers, where color spectrums are a reference to colors used in novels’ content.

Jaz explains more how the colors are found: ‘For example when it might say ‘yellow brick road,’ ‘yellow’ gets a tally, or when for example in The Road it says ‘dark ash covered everything’ (not an actual quote), that image evokes dark grey instantly in the mind, so dark grey gets a tally.’

According to Parkinson, The Little Prince is the most romantically colored chart so far. I like how his visualizations can tell you in a completely new way how ‘dark’ or ‘fresh’ a certain story is. Fascinating! (via)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s