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Carnovsky's RGB wallpaper

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Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 28 April 2010, 11:43    Permalink    Comments (64)

For the Milan Design Week, Italian studio Carnovsky created a series of wallpapers that react to different coloured lights

UPDATE: new versions of the wallpapers are on display in a new exhibition in Berlin alongside prints and playing cards using the same technique. See our story here

The designs were created for the Milan shop of Janelli & Volpi, a noted Italian wallpaper brand. Each features overlapping illustrations, different elements of which are revealed depending on whether a blue, green or red light is shone upon them.

This one deals with the human body

 

Under red light

 

green light

 

blue light

 

This one features the animal kingdon

 

 

 

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64 Comments

WOW! Not seen anything like this before, this would be awesome if applied to a club/bar type venue.
Dave - Website Design Essex
2010-04-28 12:01:16


Impressive!
Billy Ray Cyrus
2010-04-28 12:09:36


Really like the first image with no coloured light, not the point of the whole project but just looks cool. Stefan Segmeister used something similar with his 'Made you look' book for the cover.
Ecxoes
2010-04-28 13:46:12


Wow its great... i like nice colors... sry i have no so good English. German its much better ;)

nice work dude
lousyshirt
2010-04-28 14:45:00


Nice
Reserves
2010-04-30 17:04:04


Beautiful !
Bravo !!!!
Jeff
2010-04-30 21:21:30


awesome
alan hansen begg
2010-05-01 21:44:51


These are fantastic, really graphic and a very unique idea. I love the reflective floor as well... really finishes it off. Mike get a bit trippy if used in a bar though!
Alec - Web Designer in Hertfordshire
2010-05-02 12:34:30


Perfect for a nightclub - or perhaps a bit too hectic!
Jonny
2010-05-03 12:16:41


cool. I once saw a whole show that was painted in such a way, when the right light hit- the canvasses appeared Blank! trippy. that's why hospital scrubs are green. Its opposite of red so when they're covered in blood, it just turns gray.
symea
2010-05-03 22:06:32


These are sic. It would be awesome if it showed it animating under a strobe light with those colours.
Jason
2010-05-04 03:05:26


It's a similar concept to a very old magic trick where a picture disappears when you put different coloured cellophane on top. It's novel for wallpaper though, perfect for a night club, where the light colour is constantly changing.
Gareth
2010-05-04 08:27:18


Wow, this project is really cool and so inspiring. I also agree with Gareth, it would work well in some kind of night club where the colours of light are changing.

Great post.
SJL Website Design
2010-05-04 12:05:24


Amazing! Would love to go to that shop.

http://laila-whatilike.blogspot.com/
Laila
2010-05-04 16:19:19


I am scared!!
CSSReX
2010-05-04 18:50:13


Smashing ideal, thanks :)
Graphic Design Manchester
2010-05-06 02:12:52


After a few drinks, this might set you back!
Stumbled upon
2010-05-06 19:56:44


A little over the top.

Benjamin Koshkin
Benjamin Koshkin
2010-05-09 18:45:00


Interesting and impressive... I like it. :)
Jelena
2010-05-10 08:39:48


These images are in CMY not RGB

/NERDRAGE
c4isbad
2010-05-11 06:07:41


I want this in my room. This is awesome.
steve
2010-05-12 17:59:30


Simply fantastic......We can use this to teach the physics of light and color!
pamela
2010-05-15 15:50:29


Incredible.
Bob
2010-06-03 22:13:30


Time to redecorate - these are beautiful!!
Calgary Graphic Design
2010-06-04 02:00:24


I am an artist and so I am exposed to lots of creative projects and art pieces. Not much surprises me. This did. Whether it is tech or creativity or both, I caught and stirred my interest. Thanks!
Bernice H
2010-06-10 01:05:48


.... very impressive !!
Hermitbiker
2010-06-19 08:28:13


Somebody ought to mention Vesalius, the sixteenth century anatomist whose pictures are reproduced here.
D.
2010-06-24 11:13:24


it should flash all the different lights. that would be tripppyy
alex
2010-07-12 18:25:45


.... very impressive !!
coder99
2010-07-29 12:53:07


This is psychedelic, I wouldn't use these as my wallpapers but for special creepy compositions, this is great.
Hwang Mi Hee wallpaper
2010-07-29 17:13:54


Can anyone please give me some information or a name for as to how to repoduce such and idea? its for a university project. Thnaks
Michelle
2010-07-31 05:44:55


that's the greatest, i love it
sir jorge
2010-08-02 02:14:57


I wouldn't use these as my wallpapers but for special creepy compositions, this is great.
Orfebre
2010-08-12 15:12:34


i can imagine these inside a club just tripping you out hard.
miami web design
2010-08-27 18:20:00


The images are absolutely breathtaking to look at. This is the kind of art and idea I would love seeing firsthand in real life. The anatomical figure in the first few image displays are particularly striking.
Jasmine Farahat
2010-09-24 02:59:59


IM TRIPPIN OUT
TRIPPIN I SAY
2010-10-07 19:50:18


You can see his veins and that.
Doctor Black
2010-10-19 14:23:30


This is freakin awesome!!
Danielle
2010-11-08 15:55:00


i love it - warping but dreamy and lovely; good and something different.
i might just use this style as an inspiration for one of my art projects
sophia
2010-11-13 10:10:39


Stunning
David
2010-11-17 18:50:50


Impresive! Like it a lot!
Dave
2010-11-19 11:00:00


the wallpaper is RGB because those are the primary colors of light needed to show the different pictures. this is truly stunning.
Genevive
2010-11-20 01:12:41


Not quite right for the bedroom dahling....
John Amy
2010-11-26 14:01:49


Would be awesome to see a video of this with coloured lights transitioning from Red,Green and Blue, I think it would make you feel quite ill if you spent too much time in there though.
Also how would it effect colour blind people, would they see the transitions? I guess they would see the difference just not the colour difference.
Andrew Gough
2011-01-07 02:52:50


The images are absolutely breathtaking to look at. This is the kind of art and idea I would love seeing firsthand in real life. The anatomical figure in the first few image displays are particularly striking.
aynadan
2011-01-19 11:12:00


Wow this looks really amazing but don't think I'd get much sleep if I had it in my bedroom.
Freelance Web Designer
2011-02-28 18:10:39


I think those rooms are a total TRIP! The anatomical drawings are fantastic. I would definitely pay money to see this.
JTiger
2011-03-23 01:06:10


Those are some seriously wicked wallpapers, the human body one would give our web design team nightmares.
Fraser Hannah
2011-03-23 10:39:56


One of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I wonder how they will look like using old 3D glasses?
Lizzy Eros
2011-04-06 18:59:29


i wanted to make somehthing like this but i'm a bit confused, aren't the colours in cmy not rgb? or am i being a bit stupid?
Jem
2011-04-06 19:01:50


This are really cool and scairy graphics. Yes, i agree that this designs somehow fits to some clubs. Its fantastic and very impreesive creation. I am now wondering and trying to aim designs similar with this one, isnt it hard to create?
Brummie
2011-04-28 15:05:27


LOVE IT!!!!
Kait
2011-05-06 01:48:06


Great distortion of perspective. Reminds me of MC Escher
Barry Reynolds
2011-05-25 16:19:09


that's some funky wallpaper!
Karmin
2011-06-07 10:19:33


It is really impressive..Graphics are not scaring but game with colors and human imagination..Yeah, it remind me too on Escher( in his latest period) but is so different with idea..Anatomical figure is wow..like under scan..Colors are fantastic..
Anja
Anja Weber
2011-08-22 11:51:14


This is absolutely amazing! I am seriously considering painting my room like this (or at least try)
GaryR
2011-08-23 06:35:33


I bought a print of this fpr my partners birthday. Its a great conversation piece when we have friends around fr dinner. We have the coloured gels and once a crowd is gathered around the image and looking through the gels they're always so mesmerised. Its not magic. I'm really in awe of the commitment to get the screenint quality to a point of perfection that makes this artwork so worth having and paying to have it framed well. One final thing, the wallpaper version appeared in a bar called Jaguar Showooms in Shoreditch about 6 months ago and this is where we originally saw the work. The bar which is part of the Jaguar Showrooms Collective installed an RGB lighting system which pulsed through the 3 colours revealing and concealing each of the image layers. Phenomenal.
Paul Wright
2012-02-10 00:31:35


hello
Oewsome..The images are absolutely breathtaking to look at. This is the kind of art and idea I would love seeing firsthand in real life. The anatomical figure in the first few image displays are particularly striking.
web design Hertfordshire
2012-03-02 04:58:38


Absolutely stunning, I'm in love with them.
Web Design Perth
2012-03-14 21:18:27


Gotta love the extreme... beauty.
Stuart L. Crawford
2012-11-19 18:20:06


There are some intense colours going on in these!
Andrew Reston
2013-01-02 15:09:59


Those are absolutely amazing!
Martin
2013-02-24 23:19:43


WOW! Love the animal kingdom. The colours are spectacular in all of these, well done.
Mike Abraham
2013-10-08 18:30:00


Really great designs, although I'm not sure I would like them in my house, would probably drive me a little crazy.
GS Robinson
2013-12-10 21:18:56


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