This color—Pantone 448C—is considered to be the ugliest color in the world, according to an Australian survey, and it’s easy to see why. It looks like a combination of dirt and mucus.
Colorear fotografías en blanco y negro con la delicadeza de Marina Amaral, una joven artista brasileña, no es sólo una cuestión de destreza con el Photoshop. Cada una de las fotos históricas que Marina pasa a color lleva detrás una labor de investigación para preservar todos los detalles de la historia que cuentan.
Films by Guillermo del Toro are always worth watching because they’re set in imaginative worlds filled with monsters and creatures and apparently, drenched in color. Quentin Dumas stitched this video together to show how del Toro uses red, blue and yellow tones (and sometimes all of them) to paint his films in order…
Want to inject some color to your photographs in a hurry? Well, new software can take an alarmingly good guess at what a color version of your black-and-white photographs may look like.
Colorear una foto antigua era hasta ahora una actividad creativa exclusiva de los seres humanos. Pronto, y gracias a un nuevo algoritmo inteligente desarrollado en la Universidad de Berkeley, será cuestión de pulsar un botón en el editor de imágenes de turno. Los primeros resultados son bastante impresionantes.
Imagine a world where robots creep up on you: Electric motors just a gentle whir, hard shells changing color to blend in with their surroundings. Well, there’s no need to imagine—it’s happened.
Human wetware is astonishingly good at pattern recognition and interpreting complex, noisy data, but it’s also painfully buggy. Mars is the red planet, except it really isn’t.
If you need a little more color in your luggage selection, one of the Pantone bags from Redland London could be just the trick. Don’t worry: they come in more than just the primary colors.
Good low-light photography is one of the toughest nuts to crack: to get good pictures in the dark normally requires some combination of fast lenses and big, expensive sensors. But tweaking one filter that lives inside the camera could help big time.
When Lego first burst on to the toy scene, its bricks came in a very limited selection of colors; now, there’s an overwhelming range of choice. This chart shows how the available palette has changed over the years.
Your computer knows more colors than you do. In fact, representing them in 24-bit RGB, it knows an amazing 16,777,216 different hues — and this video shows each one exactly once.
Now you see it, now you don’t. But the disappearing act performed by this small sea sapphire isn’t magic: it manage to flex its body to reflect frequencies of light that the human eye simply can’t see.
Plutón está muy lejos de ser una roca inerte y homogénea. El vuelo cercano de la sonda New Horizons ha traído ya las primeras fotos coloreadas, y muestran una impresionante variedad de entornos geológicos. Plutón es un planeta con un pasado mucho más interesante y complejo del que habíamos imaginado.
Do not adjust your monitor. This seaweed is deep red—but happens to appear a bright shimmering blue on a sunny day because of a quirk in its surface properties.
The world around you is a rainbow, if only you stop and notice it. This video is a charming celebration of color in our everyday lives—and a bewilderingly pleasant way to spend two minutes. [Vimeo]
What color are the thousands of USPS mailboxes in your city? What about the millions of stop signs in the US? They’re all the same, but not by chance. In fact, figuring out those colors has been a 70-year process.
It’s hard to imagine what the world was like during World War II. Of course, we’ve read it all in history books and and we’ve seen movies and TV shows showing what life was like, but it’s just far enough back in time and just painful and shocking enough that it’s hard to fully understand how life worked back then.
Man of Steel was mostly fine but one huge problem with the movie was that it was just too dark. It embarrassingly cribbed its visual style off of Nolan’s Batman trilogy and that dark tone just doesn’t match up well with Superman. Visual Lab decided to restore the color in the film and it looks so much better.