These colourful mountainous slopes in China make us want to run for the hills

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Somewhere in China’s Gansu province is Zhangye Danxia, an unusually colorful national geopark located in the northern foothills of Linze and Sunan counties’ Qillian Mountains.

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Artist Helga Steppan colour-coded all her possessions then photographed them

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By Denimu in New Art on Saturday 11 January 2014

Helga Steppan is a Swedish artist who has developed this body of work that she calls See Through for which she audited all of her belongings and divided them into a full spectrum of different colour groupings to photograph: white, black, yellow, red, miscellaneous, blue, orange, green, pink, grey, purple, and brown. The final images […]

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And the Pantone colour of the year is … Radiant Orchid!

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 13 December 2013

Another year, another colour. This year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Radiant Orchid. American colour specialist, Leatrice Eisemanan, describes the trendy colour as an ‘enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones’. So keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll soon be seeing this colour everywhere.

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Name That Blue: the time wasting game that’s so addictive

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Forget about online IQ tests to see how smart you are, go to namethatblue and see just how much attention you’ve been paying to the world around you. Yes, this website is dedicated to all the different shades of blue, because do you know how many companies use blue as their primary color? A lot, […]

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Photos of Holi, a Hindu festival of colours

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Thursday 17 October 2013

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. At this festival people celebrate the victory of the good over the bad and the beginning of the spring. Sooraj Seshan, a Bangalore-based graphic design and illustration student, was there to witness all the action. Pretty amazing.

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By Rajeev Basu in Tech on Wednesday 11 September 2013

This site by advertising creative Ewoudt Boonstra needs no introduction. R, G, B … a mouse and some sound. It’s one of those things that doesn’t really have any reason to exist, but you’re glad that it does. Have some fun and play with it.

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Cachetejack tells you not to worry

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

In their book project, What do you want to do when you grow up?, Spanish illustration duo Cachetejack advises people to stop worrying about the pressure of taking part in society: just do whatever you want to do, without thinking about what others will think. Their illustrations are full of humor and they have a […]

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Candy and sugary treats, coded by their colours

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 August 2013

Austin-based Emily Blincoe loves making portraits — and it shows, even when it comes to portraits of inanimate things like candy. Her Sugar Series has her amassing a staggering amount of sugary treats, then grouping them according to the colour of their packaging: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, gold, white… who would […]

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Detailed sculptures by Heather McGill

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

I hate using clichés, but the phrase ‘from another planet’ certainly applies to the work of artist Heather McGill. Her unworldly creations are all but totally detached from any given time or place. And, having been close enough to touch her sculptures, I can attest to how pristine and flawless they really are. In fact, […]

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Party-themed paintings by Celeste Rapone

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Celeste Rapone is a painter that must have had some really great birthday parties thrown for her as a kid. She takes this and other staples of American childhood, stuffs them into a visual piñata, and swings away. Pop! A colourful array of abstract and realism fly out and convene onto the canvas.

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Pop culture icons, happily ripped apart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Monday 12 August 2013

Genova-based digital artist and illustrator Rubens Cantuni really likes his colors. For his colorful Happily Melting Portraits series, he paid tribute to pop culture icons by ripping their famous mugs right across the face.

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Hyper-colourful illustrations by Ralph Lagoi

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By Ralph Lagoi in New Illustration on Thursday 8 August 2013

My latest illustration project is titled NEON HEROES and consists of more than 40 hyper-colourful illustrations featuring heroic portraits of fantastic characters and superhero-like beings. There is also a complementary Super Limited Deluxe Edition NEON HEROES artbook with tons of bonus stuff available to order.

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World Skin Color Scarves by Reineke Otten

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 27 April 2013

Drawing statistical data from and CIA World Factbook about migration, population density, temperature, UV radiation, GDP, and transport, Dutch designer Reineke Otten collaborated with LUST designers to translate these stats into a graphic code with eight overlapping layers. Each layer represents a factor influencing the composition of skin tones in that particular place. Beautiful.

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Movies and their colour palettes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 26 April 2013

Curated and created by LA-based graphic designer Roxy Radulescu, the Movies in Color blog features movie stills and their color palettes. Radulescu first uses a color generator to generate a basic, first-cut range of swatches, then assembles a general color spectrum using that, as well as the prominent colors from the still. These visuals rock […]

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Shape Shifting rug designed by Michelle Weinberg

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By Michelle Weinberg in New Design on Thursday 14 March 2013

The Irregular Polygon rug is designed by Michelle Weinberg. It is hand-tufted of wool and silk, measures roughly 7′ x 7′, and is manufactured by Odabashian. The design of Irregular Polygon is inspired by Weinberg’s painting PreFab2, and it appears to shift shape when viewed from varied vantage points. The rug, in turn, inspired an […]

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