The Colour of Books

Do you see your favourite books in colour? Artist JAZ Parkinson does. She uses different colours to illustrate the nuances of imagery in each novel, grouping similar colours together to create unique colour “graphs”.

“I’m interested in showing how the human mind can transform a word of text into a tangible colour,”says Parkinson. “…Each colour reference or piece of visual imagery in the novel has been tallied, graphed, and charted to make a unique signature for the book.”

Here are some of the images she has created:

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess:


The Road, Cormac McCarthy:


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum:


Further details can be found on the artist’s website.


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