The skies may have stubbornly been deaf to my requests to change from a very dull grey to a more mediterranean blue, so I will try to inject a little colour into everyone’s day by sharing this interesting piece I found via twitter last week.
Jaz Parkinson is a graphic designer who has begun a series of visual representations of novels through the colours that crop up in the narrative. She calls them colour signatures which has a lovely ring to it. They come out looking like this:
This, for Sherlock fans out there, is a representation of A Study in Scarlet. Interesting I thought, as I would have hazarded a guess that a Conan Doyle would be a bit more brooding in colour tone. There are examples for a number of classics, from Alice in Wonderland (which moves from a gorgeous, sweet-shop selection of colour to a block of rather dull white – where on earth is Alice from that point on?) to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (which, of course, favours emerald green).
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