Elizabeth Goodspeed

A blog and companion book that explore irregular color gradients and common color-object associations. The project, called Eye Candy, germinated from research I assisted with at a Brown University visual perception lab. While there, I helped to conduct studies on people’s object and image associations for colors varying in hue, lightness, and saturation.

This is my own (more unscientific) investigation of how color associations penetrate pop culture, particularly when content is disseminated on image-heavy, context-light, websites like Tumblr. All images in the book and on the blog are taken sourced from Tumblr and manually assembled in color order. Unexpected transitions that go beyond typical rainbow order also demonstrate the diversity of hues and hue pairing in our environment.

A clear storage box shows off the changing cover

A clear storage box shows off the changing cover

The inside of each page is colored to match its content

The inside of each page is colored to match its content

Ring binding allows for continuous page turning

Ring binding allows for continuous page turning