by patricia prestigiacomo
on may 17, 1861 — exactly 150 years ago — scottish physicist james clerk maxwell and photographer thomas sutton (who invented the slr camera that same year) used three projectors fitted with red, green, and blue filters to combine three black-and-white photos of a tartan ribbon shot through similar filters, thereby forming the world’s first color photo (above) and, consequently, the “basis of nearly all subsequent photochemical and electronic methods of colour photography.”
+: james clerk maxwell & thomas sutton (wikipedia)
world map watercolour
by michael tompsett
+: see it bigger
song: on the motorway (by jul & mat - non-official video)
album: nights out
england - 2008
+: jul & mat’s website
great and simple video.
2010 asian games opening ceremony
+: the big picture
dazzle camouflage (aka razzle dazzle or dazzle painting)
a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during world war i and to a lesser extent in world war ii. credited to artist norman wilkinson, it consisted of a complex pattern of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.
this technique did not conceal the ship but made it difficult for the enemy to estimate its type, size, speed and heading. its main purpose was to confuse rather than hide.
in modern times, dazzle camouflage is seldom used. in austria, speed traps have been camouflaged with dazzle to confuse drivers on the direction the radar is pointing.
canon pixma: bringing colour to life
by dentsu london
the campaign is made by stretching a balloon over a speaker, then dropping paint in the center, before blasting it with a single sharp note. the paint splashes, and a camera set on what looks like a gravity ride spins around the speaker, snapping away at 5,400 frames a second.
the designers experimented with several combinations of color, sound frequency, and volume.
+: dentsu @ pixma shoot for canon (flickr)