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An Atlas of the World's Colors

An Atlas of the World's Colors


What would it be like to be able to browse all of the world's colors with your fingertips? Artist Tauba Auerbach has helped answer that question in a really creative way.

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Auerbach, in collaboration with Daniel E. Kelm, has taken every color there is and placed them in three amazing 8 x 8 x 8-inch case bound books called the RGB Colorspace Atlas. Each volume contains a different color scheme and they were created with digital offset print on paper, while the cloth covers and page edges were airbrushed.

Feast your eyes on their colorful, cubic creations.

How'd you like to have one of those on your shelf? If you want to get an idea what it's like to browse the colors of the books, check out these simulations from each of the different color axes.

Cheers!

(Hat tip: Freshome)


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OrigamiMei

It is certainly beautiful and it combines two of my major loves: color and books!
What I'm wondering is...what are the books' function? Are they purely decoration or what?

kalindy

Wow! Love the color atlases!

yncysue

It was 1999 or so the last time I played Pokemon. I remember liking Charmander enough.

BreakOfDawn

It looks cool, sure. But I'm not sure why anyone would want one if you need to handle it with white gloves every time you want to look at it... Plus it probably costs strawberries!

Cline

I would view owning one of these amazing creations as owning a work of art. The function would be purely to bring pleasure! Now about affording one...;-)

john1952

color with no soul !!!

but nice inspirations .

Auerbachs_red_!

jennychristen

These are at MoMA in NYC. They are just as beautiful in person!

jerrymiah

wow! very nice colorful colors..:-)

UPtimist

I'm so jealous about these books :P I want one so bad! Or if I even could see one in person, even that'd be incredible...

alyaesro

this is beautiful!
An encyclopaedia of colour!

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