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Artist turns great books into colour signatures

by | 16th, September 2013

JAZ Parkinson has turned some of our favourite books into colour charts. Says Parkinson:

“I’m interested in showing how the human mind can transform a word of text into a tangible colour,” says Parkinson. “…Each colour reference or piece of visual imagery in the novel has been tallied, graphed, and charted to make a unique signature for the book.”

She found the writing in The Red Badge of Courage to be especially evocative and she groups similar colors together to illustrate the imagery’s nuances. For instance, the three large reddish bands above represent “crimson” (a color Crane uses to describe the flash of rifle shots), “blood” and “red” (which Crane often uses in reference to the bloodshot eyes of the battle-weary soldiers).

 

 

The Bible – beginning and end

bible Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Artist turns great books into colour signatures

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

The Road Cormac McCarthy Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T. S. Eliot

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

 

 

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz – L. Frank Baum

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George Orwell – 1984

 

 

orwell 1984 Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

 

The Red Badge Of Courage – Stephen Crane

The Red Badge Of Courage Artist turns great books into colour signatures

 

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