Measuring Blueness with the Cyanometer

The Cyanometer: measuring color the Antique way

The Cyanometer is a magical yet simple instrument for measuring ‘blueness‘, not the feeling but specifically the colour intensity of blue sky. A Cyanometer consists of squares of paper dyed in graduated shades of blue and arranged in a color circle or square that can be held up and compared to the color of the sky. It helped lead to a successful conclusion that the blueness of the sky is a measure of transparency caused by the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. Measuring Blueness with the Cyanometer

(Horace-Bénédict de Saussure’s cyanometer, 1760)
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Colorcharted Images by Mimi Berlin

Colorcharted Images by Mimi Berlin

The Resort series

 

The Tiny Living series

To view Mimi Berlin’s Colorcharts isolated and enlarged: please click on the images

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300 Shades of Foundation

300 Shades of Foundation

From beige to brown 300 shades of foundation will do the trick. Let’s examine these colorcharts…..

Is It Magic Or Is It Foundation?…It’s Magic Foundation
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Colorcard in Tin

Colorcard in Tin

Beercans with matching pantone colors, created by Spanish creative agency Txaber (See more at: http://www.wetheurban.com/post/100514475399/design-pantone-inspired-beer-packaging-here-for#sthash.WN6E29te.dpuf) (images via appdikted)