Can You Own a Color?

Color-fans can now channel their fascination into a worthy cause: OwnaColour.com, sponsored by Glidden Paint, is auctioning off shades of the digital rainbow for charity. For a $2 donation to UNICEF (or more if you wish), you can select and …

Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling Color: Synesthesia 3

Welcome back to part 3 of my series on synesthesia, a harmless quirk in some brains—mine included—where one “sees” colors associated with letters, numbers, tastes, or sounds. We’ve already explained what synesthesia is and what science can tell us about …

Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling Color: Synesthesia 1

It’s prime time to discuss an old favorite of mine (and of many color-fans): synesthesia, that curious trick of certain brains, mine included, that makes one “see” colors in letters and numbers in dry black-and-white, or see them in sounds, …

Wunderkammer of Color, May 2011 Edition

We’re jumping the gun a bit early on May, color-fans—c’mon, tell us you’re not giddy for spring! Let’s get right to it, shall we? Nothing hollers spring louder than the fully blossoming tulip fields in Holland. Right now they’re ablaze …

The Color(s) of Money

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Greetings, taxpayers! Here’s a fine excuse to look up from your pained calculator-stabbing and blood-smeared Form 1040s and horse around a little. After all, you have until Monday, April 18 this year to file with the IRS, so why not join us for a whirlwind tour of the various colors of money?

Wunderkammer of Color: April 2011 Edition

Happy Holi! Imprint blows you a floating dust-choked kiss as the Hindu Festival of Colors draws to a close. Holi Fingers by Shiva’s Smile on Flickr This spring festival commemorates the fiercely loyal Prahlada, who defied his father, the demon-king …