New annotations, Brazillian Icaro Doria for the magazine Grande Reportagem in Lisbon\n
Den Haag EU flag design challenge\n
Food Flags is a series of ads promoting Sydney International Food Festival in which national emblems were made out of edibles indigenous to the country it represents. They&#x2019;ve creatively used these images to advertise the international aspect to their festival which took place in October 2009.\n
Twitter users who have customized their profiles using the themeleon tool. The webbier, the bluer?\n \n
nr. 16 in the top 20 bulgarian .bg sites\n
overview from east to westsome countries are bluer than others, overall... it&#x2019;s colorful\n
here it is nice to point out that the colors of death are black in the west vs white in non-western cultures such as hindu.\n
e.g blue has different meanings for different countries - there is some contestation about the symbolism, but it may include:\nFrance: a color of Paris used on the city's coat of arms, Virgin Mary and bourgeoisie of the Ancien R&#xE9;gime.\nGreece: a symbol of the famed Greek sky and sea, connection with colors of goddess Athena, Alexander the Great's army banners\nSweden: represents truth, loyalty, and justice, associated with coats of arms of previous kings\n
Web Flags - Digital Methods Summer 12
Web FlagsCreating ﬂags of the EuroWebs Federica Bardelli, Nadia Dresscher, Sabine Niederer, Tommaso Renzini, Charlotte Webb DIGITAL METHODS SUMMER SCHOOL 2012 Barcode of Europe, OMA, Rem Koolhaas
Flags as Cultural Symbols Food Flags, ads for the Sydney International Food Festival, October 2009
What would these ﬂags look like when using webby metrics?
“Blue is still the mostpredictable color on the web” Folksonomy, 2011
the webbier, the bluer? The Colours of the World Wide Social Web, colourlovers.com
Can we ﬁnd culturally speciﬁc palettes,by looking at the top websites percountry? Is every country’s top web
Step 1: Fetch a listof EuropeanccTLDs (countrycode Top LevelDomains).Step 2: Compare tothe list of localGoogle versions.Result: list of 27
(use yourStep 3: For each researchcountry of the browser!)list, query the e.g. for Italy, go to:local google for www.google.itthe top 20 and query:websites. site:.it for France, go to
Colour Picking RulesInstall Colourzilla for Firefox or GoogleChrome.Choose 2 colors for each homepage:1. if theres website header: color of header2. if theres no header: color of the logo/brand inside the page3. if theres no logo: color of backgroundand color of the font color
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Further research and context Goethe, Farbenkreis zur Symbolisierung des menschlichen Geistes- und Seelenlebens, 1809.
Not only are colours culturally speciﬁc.... so is their meaning.
...and so is the meaning of colours when occuring in ﬂags
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