Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

On this day, one hundred years ago, Central Park’s vegetation was suddenly wiped out. In a few days, one of the world’s most cherished landscapes disappeared without a trace. The Gaians were extremely violent in drawing attention to the planetary destruction we were causing. Periods of mourning following brutal attacks are often pivotal in the collective … Continue reading Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

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The London Underground Map – Design Icon

The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.

10 Colors to Complement Yellow

Even if you think yellow is a beautiful color, you may be confused about how to use it in your home. Many people don't use yellow to decorate an entire room and instead use it as an accent choice , since it's perfect for adding some bold contrast to a room. Source: 10 Colors to … Continue reading 10 Colors to Complement Yellow

Uber EMEA Headquarters – Amsterdam

Assembly / CannonDesign and Tetris Design and Build have created the design for Uber ‘s EMEA headquarters located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. With services offered in more than 65 countries and over 450 cities worldwide, Uber is one of the tech industry’s fastest global expansions. Source: Uber EMEA Headquarters – Amsterdam

violets colour swatch

Violets – Colour Palette

The violets are one of the most recognisable flowers.  Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet.  It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers.  Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow. I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.

santorini sunset colour palette

Santorini – Colour Palette

On Santorini watching the sunset becomes a ritual for tourists every evening.  Imagine that the air is warm and the only sound is the distant soft crowing of a rooster.  The sea far below shimmers in a golden haze, as it merges into the magenta sky.  Santorini seems to float in the air.  

varanasi colour swatch

Varanasi – Colour Palette

The Ganges has been drawing men and women to its banks at Varanasi for at least 3000 years.  Today, they come to offer prayers and take holy dips at a site considered one of India's most sacred.  They come to cremate their loved ones at the ghats, literally "steps" leading to the waters.  I call this inspirational palette Varanasi.

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Humble history of the pencil

I am feeling nostalgic for the humble pencil.  There is a comfort and warm familiarity whenever I pick one up (rarely these days).  Pencils are inexpensive, portable, simple to operate and the marks that they make are easy to erase.  Unlike other writing tools, they do not run out of ink or skip.

Fresh strawberries swatch

Fresh Strawberries – Colour Palette

These beautiful fresh strawberries are delightful and make a fresh and bright colour swatch.  I call it fresh strawberries.

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Felix Vallaton – Colour Palette

Felix Vallaton was a Swiss/French painter.  I love the red and yellows of this painting.  Also the young woman appears to be blushing.  I call this palette Vallaton blushing.

20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

Some great tools that simplify the creative process when working with colour. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small … Continue reading 20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

Colour Palette- Morning at the beach

This colour palette was created with adobe colour it is called 'Summer Morning.' Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for … Continue reading Colour Palette- Morning at the beach

Larios Rose – Colour Palette

Larios Rose advertisement consists of a friendly and open colour palette.   I have called this colour palette "Larios Rose." Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington … Continue reading Larios Rose – Colour Palette

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The Wonderful Colour Green

If we consider the cosmic spectrum, the average colour is green it is what the human eye would see if the observer could view all the light sources in the universe together.

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“Die Grünen” poster, 1983

Contributed by Florian Hardwig Source: https://www.hdg.de Stiftung Haus der Geschichte; EB-Nr. 1988/2/113.0047 . License: All Rights Reserved . Issued on the occasion of the (West) German federal election on March 6, 1983 . Die Grünen (“The Greens”) reached 5.6 per cent of the votes and were represented for the first time in the Bundestag, the … Continue reading “Die Grünen” poster, 1983

Color dialogues

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ING- National Geographic

This is the complete illustration for the ING festival in Dubai, promoting a workshop of Nat Geo's photographer Steve Raymer. 😀 😀 😀 Source: ING- National Geographic

Color dialogues

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Let's get Funky!

New visual experiments by Andrei Robu (www.robu.co) Source: Let's get Funky!

The psychology of stop signs

If yellow is the easiest colour to see why are stops signs red? Yellow is the most natural colour for people to see.  So if that is the case, why would stop signs be red? Colour influences our emotions, while yellow is the easiest colour to see, red is known to cause heightened awareness, excitement … Continue reading The psychology of stop signs