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Colors that have stood for things for

posted by Jason Kottke   May 03, 2007

Colors that have stood for things for a long time, like red for stop, green for money, and white for surrender.

A low wattage color palette for web

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 18, 2007

A low wattage color palette for web designers. The palette is based on the Energy Star wattage ratings for colors. (via migurski)

Matching Pantone chips to everyday objects.

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 22, 2006

Matching Pantone chips to everyday objects.

If you love color palettes and people

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 24, 2005

If you love color palettes and people who love color palettes, you’ll love COLOURlovers. Love love color colour love color love.

Color Code is a “color portrait of

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 18, 2005

Color Code is a “color portrait of the English language”. It’s a treemap visualization created by assigning over 33,000 words its own color (colors are determined by averaging the colors of images found for each word on the web). If it’s running a little slow on your machine, check out the gallery for some neat examples. By Martin Wattenberg, creator of the grandaddy treemap app, Map of the Market.

All of Franz Ferdinand’s albums will not

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 30, 2005

All of Franz Ferdinand’s albums will not have names and will only be differentiated by color. Their second album — the black, red, and green one — will be out in September.