Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Colourful Rio Carnival

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1823.

Preparations for the Rio Carnival go on for months before the actual event itself. If you’re lucky enough to be in Rio during Carnival, you can expect spectacular parades put on by the city’s ‘samba schools’, along with street parties, live Brazilian music and plenty more.




Have you been to Rio Carnival?


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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

There’s A Science To Comic Book Colours

The first comic was published in 1933, and since there have been many colourful characters. The word ’Comic’ doesn’t always mean these characters will have a funny side. Comics have been moving, adventurous, dark and serious. The comic business is still huge; Comic-Con is attended by 130,000 people each year! And the number of comic characters that have appeared in movie blockbusters is making sure the comic book remains part of today’s pop culture.
Paying homage to the colourful world of comic books, superheroes and villains... COLOURlovers  produced this infographic to take a closer look at the colours in comics and see if they too can tell a story...


Who Is Your Favourite Colourful Comic Book Character?

www.sprint-ink.co.uk: When we were kids our favourite comic book hero was Batman. 




Tuesday, 20 August 2013

The Most Colourful Metro Stations In The World

Many subway stations around the world are often thought of as being dark and miserable places to commute from. But this certainly doesn’t apply to these colourful underground works of art and well thought out architectural designs.

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is well-known for its impressive architecture, and this metro station is no different. The stations of the Line A have colourful and patterned walls, such as the one pictured. 

Line A, Prague, Czech RepublicSource: http://goo.gl/sWEw7J

Olaias Station, Lisbon, Portugal
One of the most beautiful metro stations in the world, is Olaias Station in Lisbon. With the use of coloured glass this is certainly one of the most colourful and brightly lit stations. 

Olaias Station in Lisbon
 Source: http://goo.gl/TXHZTG

Marienplatz Station, Munich, Germany
The Marienplatz metro station, in Munich, Germany, almost looks like something from the future, with its curved and colorful designs. 
Marienplatz Station, Munich, Germany
 Source: http://goo.gl/SRH2PZ

Westfriedhof Station, Munich, Germany
The large and colourful lamps, in the Westfriedhof Station in Munich, Germany, contain red, blue, and yellow lights, adding vibrant colour to an average metro station. 
Westfriedhof Station, Munich, Germany
Source: http://goo.gl/Eumsj0

O'Hare Station, Chicago, Illinois
One of America's most beautiful and impressive metro stations, The O'Hare Station in Chicago, Illinois has walls made entirely from luminous, coloured glass bricks. 
O'Hare Station, Chicago, Illinois
 Source: http://goo.gl/qs9OSK

 Stadium Station, Stockholm, Sweden
 Decorated with murals of rainbows and various other quirky and colourful art. The Stadium Station in Stockholm. 
Stadium Station, Stockholm, Sweden

 Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The technicolour Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is one of our favourites. The colourful ‘Dome of Light’ took nearly four years to complete and covers an area of 660 square meters with lead glass panes  
Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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Monday, 19 August 2013

Colourful Google Doodles

Google Doodles are fun. The Google team have created hundreds of colourful doodles over the years.

Here’s the favourite Ten of sprint-ink.co.uk


1 - The origami Google Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa's 101st birthday

2 - A colourful Doodle pays tribute to artist Mary Blair on her 100th birthday.


3 - Based on colourful characters of Mr. Men and Little Miss, This Doodle celebrated Roger Hargreaves birthday.


4 - Google Doodle to celebrate the 41st Earth Day.


5 - Google Doodle to celebrate the 113th birthday of American artist and sculptor Alexander Calder.


6 - Google Doodle to celebrate the 240th Birthday of Richard Trevithick


7 – Google Doodle to celebrate the 4th of July 2011


8 - Google Doodle to celebrate the First Day of Summer by Takashi Murakami


9 - Google Doodle to celebrate the Marine Day 2011


10 - Google Doodle to celebrate the Medellin Flower Festival 2011


What's your favourite Google Doodle?


Friday, 16 August 2013

The Umbrellas of Agitagueda Art Festival


An installation of dozens of multicolour umbrellas has been created in the streets of Agueda, Portugal. The artwork was commissioned by the city council for the second year in a row.







www.sprint-ink.co.uk – We like how a traditional shopping street has been turned into a colorful and exciting visual experience


Source: http://goo.gl/C9Kcwz





Thursday, 15 August 2013

Rainbow Car Atlas


UK-based artist David T. Waller used 2,500 toy cars to create this beautiful and colorful installation piece titled Car Atlas. Last year, Waller’s work won the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open.






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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Reversible Destiny Lofts - Mitaka, Japan


Reversible Destiny Lofts is the brain child of architects/artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins.




The housing units are uniquely designed to draw out different movements and thoughts, which in turn, raises awareness of the physical body, simply as the residents go about their daily lives. The floors are uneven and resemble a climbing wall. All of the rooms have their own shapes – and subsequently, acoustics – and nothing is the same angle or height.

www.sprint-ink.co.uk – We just like these colours.


Source: http://goo.gl/gaiaju





Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Golden Tower, Groninger Museum

Founded in 1894, Groninger’s museum of contemporary art caused quite a stir with its radically new building in 1994, thanks to such colourful and distinctive designs as The Golden Tower. Designed by Alessandro Mendini, it contains the entrance to the museum and is decorated in these striking colours.




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Monday, 12 August 2013

LightRails

We very much like this colourful light sculpture created by American artist Bill FitzGibbons. Called LightRails it is composed of a computerized LED light system and is located at the 18th Street underpass in Birmingham, Alabama









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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Orange House Stairway

Colour can be used in many ways for creating an impact. We particularly like the way this designer has used coloured lights to light up the glass treads on this staircase.







Designed by Turkish design studio Yazgan Design Architecture and part of their Orange House building. This retro but contemporary property,completed in 2010,  can be found in the capital Ankara, Turkey


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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Add a little psychedelic colour to your day


Add different coloured ink droplets to soap and oil and capture them on video to create this stunningly colourful footage as produce by Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov for his latest experiment.


Take a look at Khasanov on BÄ“hance for more photographs of his psychedelic video experiment.