Get your swords swinging and read the Game of Thrones Color Analysis!
Game of Thrones [ infographic ] Color Analysis: House's & Character's

Game of Thrones [ infographic ] Color Analysis: House's & Character's


The incredible HBO series, Game of Thrones, is in the start of Season V, bringing us more intense drama, deception, death and the hunger for power and revenge more than ever. It's time to take a closer look at each House and what's behind their colors in connection to the main characters. After analyzing the color dynamics of each of these, I can say the science behind the show design is quite impressive. Enjoy this Infographic Color Analysis of Game of Thrones!

Share this Post Pin It

Also, a cool perk here on COLOURlovers, members have created many inspirational Game of Thrones color palettes (also see foot of post) of the show and characters that beautifully depict many of the clothing and temperaments each character displays.

infographic_GameOfThrones_ColorAnalysis

Sources: Color Theory Characteristics |  House Color Palette Reference | Extra Reference 

Game of Thrones Color Palettes:

Click here for ALL Palettes

Daenerys_StormbornGame_of_thronesGame_of_thronesMiddle_GroundA_Winterfell_gardenLittle_Birdwinter_is_comingFire_and_BloodQueen_CerseiGame_of_ThronesLady_MargaeryCersei_LannisterDaenerysgame_of_thronesGuiltyOfBeingADwarfwith_fire_and_bloodOurs_is_the_FurySansa_StarkFamily_Duty_HonourMother_of_DragonsJon_SnowKhaleesiCrows_In_The_NorthArya_StarkWhite_WalkersCoat_of_Red

Read the full post
Phenomenal Abstract GIF Inspiration of the Talented Mr. Div

Phenomenal Abstract GIF Inspiration of the Talented Mr. Div


Animated GIF's have been trending around the mainstream world wide web in the past year with simpler, more automated tools for the average human to create with. However, artistic phenomenon species such as the talented Mr. Div, have been skillfully crafting works of digital abstracts for years now.

Share this Post Pin It

Mr. Div, aka Matthew DiVito, is a musician, motion graphics designer and aspiring game developer from Boston, Massachusetts. His GIF designs truly grab your attention quickly and hold your gaze for a mesmerizing moment or two... or three... I cant seem to peel my sight from these seemingly simple, yet complex designs.

"There's an aspiration there for a kind of very sharp,very PURE image quality, while people like me want to make things more soft and rough."

~ Matthew DIVito via Twitter @mattdivito aka Mr. Div

Matthew's artwork combines repetitive motion and dimension with incredible patterns and gradient palettes. I can only imagine how cool it would be to see some COLOURlovers patterns and palettes animated! See more of Matthew DiVito's work here on his CargoCollective website or his Tumblr site.

tumblr_m1x9hnR7W71qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m2sa58N0j31qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m6qyybDaS11qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m7f4i0y01p1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m8r8u6QyZD1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m8wr4xuVmL1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m22xkzpSBo1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m35ytmskPX1qzw1qyo1_r2_500 tumblr_m42kvrp6O01qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_m746zqgv4l1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_ma5kt5VVoZ1qzw1qyo1_r1_500 tumblr_mawv5zbJY61qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_mb9x20F16h1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_mg9ovmrAoO1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_mi7yh5R7TP1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_mq7a3vfsKu1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_mu3qdp9wZb1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_n3ty3173ir1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_n7dq54Dv7l1qzw1qyo1_500 tumblr_n85aner12e1qzw1qyo1_500

So what is a GIF? Formally called a Graphics Interchange Format, it is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and caught trend for it's wide support and portability on the world wide web. 

The format supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. It also supports animations and allows a separate palette of up to 256 colors for each frame. These palette limitations make the GIF format less suitable for reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color, but it is well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color.

Directly Sourced: Wikipedia.org - "GIF"

Read the full post
Get in Touch with COLOURlovers Roots - Aaron Epstein Interviewed by Mixergy.com

Get in Touch with COLOURlovers Roots - Aaron Epstein Interviewed by Mixergy.com


Recently, Aaron Epstein, Co-founder of COLOURlovers.com was engaged in an exceptional interview on Mixergy.com. Mixergy is a site that shares the wisdom and talents of founders from a multitude of industries. In the interview, you'll learn how Aaron’s ColorSchemer software helped introduce him to Bubs and Chris and how their collective talents collaborated to develop our beautiful community.

Share this Post Pin It

Here’s a great opportunity to hear the history of how COLOURlovers came to be!  I'm about the same age as Aaron, so personally it was kind of fun to listen to his historic timeline of events from his Y Combinator days through his ColorSchemer days and then eventually meeting up with Darius (aka Bubs) and Chris who had started COLOURlovers in 2005.

aaronanddarius1

 

Aaron, Chris and Darius officially merged their business scope in 2009, which launched the real core of the community we have today. Watch the interview of read the raw transcript at Mixergy.com

Thanks again to these guys so invested in bringing a resources of color to the online world. When did you join COLOURlovers?

Read the full post
A COLOURlovers Renaissance

A COLOURlovers Renaissance


COLOURlovers has been a beautiful international creative clique since its conception in 2008. During its first years, the community thrived as a small island atmosphere; everyone knew everyone at this down-to-earth "local artists cafe." As COLOURlovers was presented to the outside world, it grew by leaps and bounds, and as more people were introduced to this colorful experience, being the community that you are, you opened your arms and welcomed the community’s growth.

weback

I hike through the mountains of colorful palettes and get lost in the maze of intricate patterns, I see the beauty of these well loved creations synchronized in the gardens of our community, it makes me glow with pride that there are so many who create simply to create. COLOURlovers has always been a place of selfless design. This alone makes me thrilled to announce that we're back!

Share this Post Pin It

The Renaissance: Autodesk + COLOURlovers

As most of you may know, in February of 2014, Autodesk welcomed COLOURlovers, along with our crafty little sister, Creative Market, into their fantastic creative family.

palette autodesk logo

Autodesk boasts a plethora of professional arts and engineering apps; the two that speak loudest to my creative addictions are Pixlr and Sketchbook. Personally, two of my most proficient skill sets are traditional art and photography. This puts us in a fantastic position to gain more avenues of personal artistic growth!

Read the full post
A Little Vintage Shop

A Little Vintage Shop


I love getting lost in old pictures and paintings of old Europe. A Little Vintage Shop has captured the romance of many of the castles and given the images a beautiful and vintage feel. Check out this fun collection to decorate your walls by illustrator Auriel Aki.

Vintage Opera de Paris

Have you ever been in Paris? You can move Paris to your home! Imagine this Vintage Hand Drawn View of Opéra National affixed on the wall of your airy verandah. Drinking champagne with friends pretending to sit in a bistrot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

vintage opera de parivintage opera de pari

Opera de Paris at night

opera de paris at night

View of Castles and Palaces in Naples

"See Naples and die". It means that before you die you must experience the magnificence of this spectacular city in the southern part of Italy. And if you want to bring in your own place the secret and beautiful heart of Naples, dipping into its famous monuments and castles, this is the right picture for you!

View of Old Castle in Belgium

Make your home, hotel or office a wonderland, with this hand drawn illustration of a famous old castle in Belgium

View of Feathers Hotel in Ludlow

Make your home a more lovely place to live in, with a hand drawn illustration of the amazing Feathers Hotel's façade, one of the best known hotel in the UK.

hotel ludlow

 

Vintage Page Menu for Restaurant

Fun Vintage Better Menu. Which means better food, better drinks, better place, better staff, better company, better days, better life! Say it better!

vintage menu for restaurantvintage menu

Vintage Blackboard for Espresso

Detailed illustration of a Vintage Hand Drawn Blackboard for Espresso Menu.

vintage espresso menuvintage espresso menu

Graphic Elements for Italian Cuisine

Dean Martin was right: Pasta is endless love and you can use my Vintage Graphic Element for Italian Pasta Menu as your heart suggests.

elements of italian cuisine

 

Read the full post
6 Vintage Stamp Resources

6 Vintage Stamp Resources


I just love old postcards, letters, and stamps. It makes me think of a more romantic era and the quality of beautiful design that used to go into simple, everyday items. It's fun to play around with these designs and create something beautiful yourself to send to a loved one. Have you ever thought about including some of this vintage inspiration into your design?

Vintage vector stamps icons by Marish

66 Vintage Love Stamps by FineScrap

62 Vintage Postage Stamps by FineScrap

6 Postage Stamp Badges + Bonus by konstantinestudio

Passport & Postage Stamps and Badges by Seyyahil

36 Nautical and Sea Vintage Stamps by FineScrap

+++++

Read the full post
Prequel to Pantone

Prequel to Pantone


Have you seen this Colossal post? This is completely amazing! Over 300 years ago (271 years before the first Pantone Color Guide existed), Dutch artist, "A. Boogert" wrote about the use of color in art. In an 800-page book, Boogert describes every color imaginable at the time, and included color swatches as well. This was an incredible find by historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction.

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

The book was called the “Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau” and you can find a high definition images here.

Source: Erik Kwakkel via Colossal

Read the full post
Serious About Stripes! Modern Wedding Inspiration

Serious About Stripes! Modern Wedding Inspiration


If there's one look that defines trendy, modern weddings, it's stripes. We've seen this chic print on dresses, decor, stationery and even cakes -- and we can't get enough of it. If you're looking for wedding inspiration that's super stylish and eye-catching, read on!

Abby Flower Girl

Abby Flower Girl From Coren Moore via Lover.ly

Photo by: Amber Gress on Munaluchi Bride via Lover.ly

Bridesmaids & Custom Perfume Bars

Photo by: Jen Huang on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

Bridal Shower Desserts

Photo by: Jessica Claire on Inspired By This via Lover.ly

Look 19

Look 19 From Oscar De La Renta via Lover.ly

stripped bridesmaid dresses

Photo by: D'Avello Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

Malibu Stripes Save the Date Cards by Designkandy

Malibu Stripes Save the Date Cards by Designkandy From Minted via Lover.ly

Austin Texas Garden Wedding

Photo by: Q Weddings on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

Rose Gold and White Striped Wedding Cake / McCune Photography / Sweet and Saucy Shop

Photo by: Michelle Garibay Events on Style Unveiled via Lover.ly

Photo by: Orange Turtle Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

More from Lover.ly

The wedding songs we love to hate

10 ways to not go broke as a wedding guest

How to plan a bachelorette party (without losing your mind)

Read the full post
Visionary Fractal Art by Spiritual Digital Art

Visionary Fractal Art by Spiritual Digital Art


Craig Hitchens (aka Spiritual Digital Art) is a newcomer to Creative Market and I'm completely enamored of his work. He creates images that are made from fractals and are manipulated to have a mystical, metaphysical, and spiritual feel. In addition, he adds some words of inspiration to propel you along your path to happiness, peace and wisdom.

Begin Again

All Worlds Are But One

Brain Spark

 

Antiquities

The Dharmakaya

Ancient Star Chart

Dreaming The World 

Illuminated Gateway

Clarity Prevails

 Celestial Abundance

+++++++

Read the full post
COLOURlovers Don't Look Back Leggings

COLOURlovers Don't Look Back Leggings


COLOURlover "agussgut" recently won Betabrand & COLOURlovers "Choose The Hues Contest," and Betabrand has turned her winning palette made into a fantastic pair of leggings!

They've just launched them on their crowdfunding platform, but whether her leggings become an actual Betabrand product is up to you!

Crowdfund them today to save up to 30%, but act fast because the earlier you fund them, the more you'll save. Crowdfunding runs through May 27th.

Read the full post

Search The Blog

Subscribe & Share

Our Latest Tweets

Latest Articles

//View More ›

Latest Colors

//View More ›

Latest Palettes

//View More ›

Latest Patterns

//View More ›