notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-03-21

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omggifpop:

Fong Qi Wei has transformed his photo series Time is a Dimension into the GIF art series Time in Motion

omggifpop:

Fong Qi Wei has transformed his photo series Time is a Dimension into the GIF art series Time in Motion

2014-02-10

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photo 19:44:00
 Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly), The New York Times (Week of February 21st to February 27th 2005), by Marine Hugonnier (via notational)
Hugonnier’s work is in the MoMA collection, but the original post of this work on Tumblr is labelled only with a part of the name, which may well have been confused for the creator of the art as opposed to part of its inspiration.

 Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly), The New York Times (Week of February 21st to February 27th 2005), by Marine Hugonnier (via notational)

Hugonnier’s work is in the MoMA collection, but the original post of this work on Tumblr is labelled only with a part of the name, which may well have been confused for the creator of the art as opposed to part of its inspiration.

2014-02-04

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London Underground line colours, from the TfL Colour Standard (Issue 3) PDF. (More design standards.)

London Underground line colours, from the TfL Colour Standard (Issue 3) PDF. (More design standards.)

2014-01-25

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Auerbach Train by Jon Rafman, 2013 (via zachfeuer) (see also brand new paint job)

Auerbach Train by Jon Rafman, 2013 (via zachfeuer) (see also brand new paint job)

2014-01-21

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toffeemilkshake:

From the British Library’s Flickr account: ’The Unification of London: the need and the remedy’ (PDF).

I got hung up on stacking and aligning these before posting them. Oops.

The original book is more than a little bonkers- you can read more about it at Mapping London.

2013-12-10

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A screen capture from Avatar, from MIT’s MAS 565 course blog post, Why Scifi Gets The Blues:

What they don’t mention but supports their argument  is that the material science to create blue phosphors wasn’t economically feasible until just before 2000. … So, yes, blue lasers, blue LEDs, in essence the color blue itself, used optically WAS indeed futuristic.
The second thing they don’t bring up is the actual physiology of the eye. The human eye sees blue the LEAST. … When designing and animating Science Fiction interfaces you can use blue to keep the action on the actors and not let what is on the display steal focus.

A screen capture from Avatar, from MIT’s MAS 565 course blog post, Why Scifi Gets The Blues:

What they don’t mention but supports their argument  is that the material science to create blue phosphors wasn’t economically feasible until just before 2000. … So, yes, blue lasers, blue LEDs, in essence the color blue itself, used optically WAS indeed futuristic.

The second thing they don’t bring up is the actual physiology of the eye. The human eye sees blue the LEAST. … When designing and animating Science Fiction interfaces you can use blue to keep the action on the actors and not let what is on the display steal focus.

2013-12-06

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Ten previous Colours of the Year. I can’t say they really define anything from my memories. Hyperlink Blue should have been in there.

Ten previous Colours of the Year. I can’t say they really define anything from my memories. Hyperlink Blue should have been in there.

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Images from the Wall Street Journal slideshow illustrating Pantone’s 2014 Colour: Radiant Orchid. More at Pantone’s own site.

RADIANT ORCHID also sounds like a CIA programme.

2013-12-03

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Taken from the Spirograph instruction manual, 1967. More here (via c86)

Taken from the Spirograph instruction manual, 1967. More here (via c86)

2013-11-13

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photo 18:24:07
vruba:


I’m making an animated GIF showing some different color mixes for our satellite imagery. A GIF can only have 256 colors, so you want to make sure they’re the most important ones in the image – otherwise you get banding or noticeable dithering.
As I iterate on the GIF, I notice places that look bad and add little clips of them in true color to a palette image. Then I convert the palette image to 256 colors and tell the GIF converter to use only colors that appear in it. Thus this image has become a little scrapbook showing my priorities for color fidelity in the animation. Regions that I’m extra worried about appear more than once.

vruba:

I’m making an animated GIF showing some different color mixes for our satellite imagery. A GIF can only have 256 colors, so you want to make sure they’re the most important ones in the image – otherwise you get banding or noticeable dithering.

As I iterate on the GIF, I notice places that look bad and add little clips of them in true color to a palette image. Then I convert the palette image to 256 colors and tell the GIF converter to use only colors that appear in it. Thus this image has become a little scrapbook showing my priorities for color fidelity in the animation. Regions that I’m extra worried about appear more than once.

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