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Pink forest

Over 20,000 translucent flowers make up this magical installation. More from Softlab's here:


Try it: Memories of color are surprisingly vague - Futurity

Telling side-by-side colors apart is no big deal, but recalling specific hues is tougher. Our brain's memory "trick" can explain why, say researchers.

10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

I think most would agree that typography is a difficult skill to master. A few months ago, we showed you some tools and tutorials to improve your web …


Typography tips for graphic design students

“Don’t underestimate its importance. The best ideas, the most beautiful imagery, the most harmonious colour combinations will be blighted by inferior …

Graphic Design

Thinking with Type: Brush Up Your Typography Skills

The power and potential impact of typography on the web has grown by leaps and bounds with the advent of widespread browser support for @font-face …

Typography: The Origin of the Ampersand

We see the symbol all of the time. Elegant, curved, infinitely malleable. But what’s the origin of the mysterious and ubiquitous ampersand? How can …

The Pastel Hair Color Trend Is Making People’s Hair Look Truly Amazing

Move over, granny hair. There’s a new trend in town, and it’s to “dye” for.<p>Apparently, pastel shades are no longer limited to wedding themes and …


The typographic secrets behind visual hierarchy

Typography is a second language communicating on a subtler level beyond your actual words. The actual content is what you say, but typography is the …

UI Design


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What Are the Colors of Alien Life?

Just before it became the first man-made vessel to leave the solar system, in 1990, Voyager 1 took a portrait of Earth, some four billion miles away. Our pinprick of a planet occupied a mere twelve per cent of one pixel, but its atmosphere, rich in water, oxygen, and ozone, reflected and scattered …

Weekly Photography Challenge - Complementary Colors

This week I thought we’d do another photography challenge based on color, but not just one color – complementary or opposite ones like the images …


Design Inspiration for Kids: The Color Schemes of Our Favorite Disney Animated Films

<b>If you’re looking to paint your child’s room, these color schemes may lead the way.</b> Each art print represents a different, beloved Disney animated …


Black Light Shows The True Colors Of Ancient Seashells

Scientists see seashells in UV light by the seashore<p>The colors of the Parthenon aren't the only to have faded with time. Just as centuries of weather and sun have stripped the Greek icon of its rich hues, millennia of natural forces have robbed ancient seashells of their various pigments.<p>But now …

12 Colors That Are Modern Now

Not your typical white.<p>It's not the typical white. Modern hues such as bold yellow, brilliant blue, or burnt orange will really energize a room.

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How a dog sees a rainbow, and 12 other images that explain how we see color

The Internet furor over “the dress” has mostly subsided, but its status as the ultimate symbol of media frivolity is likely to last. But there was also something deep about the dress, both scientifically and philosophically. For many, it was unsettling to discover that something they saw as …

Color Blindness

11 Delightfully Unusual Color Combinations (Plus the Reasons Why They Work)

Tired of playing it safe with color? Take a look at these 11 rooms showcasing color combinations that shouldn't work — but somehow do.<p><b>The colors:</b> …

How Coca-Cola, Other Top Brands ‘Own’ The Colors In Their Logos

<b>When you</b> can easily recognize a company based on the colors found in its logo, it shows how well the brand has “owned” these shades in the</b> …

Color Theory Part 2: exploring hue, value, tint, shade and tone

When you first start to explore color theory, chances are that you’ll run across a lot of new terms (and they might seem at first to all refer to the …


Electrochromic polymers create broad color palette for sunglasses, windows

Artists, print designers and interior decorators have long had access to a broad palette of paint and ink colors for their work. Now, researchers …


Color Contrast for Better Readability

When you create color palettes for your web design projects, are you testing the color combinations for contrast? If you're not, you might not be …

Visual Design

Artist Creates Color Palette Prints Inspired By Miyazaki Films

Artist and graphic designer Hyo Taek Kim has distilled the essence of his favorite films into beautiful, minimal works of art in “The Colors Of,” …

Hayao Miyazaki


Spring 2015 is so much more than pastels. This season, there’s an especially exciting crop of colors to devour. A dozen hues define the palette, ranging from a pale sky blue to unexpected paprika.<p>Thanks to a proliferation of military-inspired looks, army green is everywhere, as is warmed-up khaki. …

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