Carnovsky’s RGB wallpaper

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

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The designs were created by Carnovsky 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

 

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

  • http://www.spaceandtimedesign.com Dave – Website Design Essex

    WOW! Not seen anything like this before, this would be awesome if applied to a club/bar type venue.

  • Billy Ray Cyrus

    Impressive!

  • Ecxoes

    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.

  • http://fat-shirts.de lousyshirt

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

    nice work dude

  • http://www.reservesca.com Reserves

    Nice

  • Jeff

    Beautiful !
    Bravo !!!!

  • alan hansen begg

    awesome

  • http://www.tonicfusion.com Alec – Web Designer in Hertfordshire

    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!

  • http://www.jpink.co.uk Jonny

    Perfect for a nightclub – or perhaps a bit too hectic!

  • symea

    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.

  • http://www.stealthwd.ca Jason

    These are sic. It would be awesome if it showed it animating under a strobe light with those colours.

  • Gareth

    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.

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk SJL Website Design

    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.

  • http://laila-whatilike.blogspot.com/ Laila

    Amazing! Would love to go to that shop.

    http://laila-whatilike.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.cssrex.com/ CSSReX

    I am scared!!

  • http://www.cookiecreative.net Graphic Design Manchester

    Smashing ideal, thanks :)

  • Stumbled upon

    After a few drinks, this might set you back!

  • Benjamin Koshkin

    A little over the top.

    Benjamin Koshkin

  • Jelena

    Interesting and impressive… I like it. :)

  • c4isbad

    These images are in CMY not RGB

    /NERDRAGE

  • http://myhuddler.com steve

    I want this in my room. This is awesome.

  • pamela

    Simply fantastic……We can use this to teach the physics of light and color!

  • Bob

    Incredible.

  • http://www.nburmandesign.com Calgary Graphic Design

    Time to redecorate – these are beautiful!!

  • Bernice H

    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!

  • Hermitbiker

    …. very impressive !!

  • D.

    Somebody ought to mention Vesalius, the sixteenth century anatomist whose pictures are reproduced here.

  • alex

    it should flash all the different lights. that would be tripppyy

  • http://www.coder99.com coder99

    …. very impressive !!

  • http://www.customity.com/content/wallpaper/hwang-mi-hee-wallpaper-black-smoke Hwang Mi Hee wallpaper

    This is psychedelic, I wouldn’t use these as my wallpapers but for special creepy compositions, this is great.

  • Michelle

    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

  • http://sirjorge.com/blogx sir jorge

    that’s the greatest, i love it

  • http://www.martinvaresio.com.ar Orfebre

    I wouldn’t use these as my wallpapers but for special creepy compositions, this is great.

  • http://www.miamiwebdesignpro.com miami web design

    i can imagine these inside a club just tripping you out hard.

  • Jasmine Farahat

    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.

  • TRIPPIN I SAY

    IM TRIPPIN OUT

  • Doctor Black

    You can see his veins and that.

  • Danielle

    This is freakin awesome!!

  • sophia

    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

  • http://www.milkontheweb.co.uk David

    Stunning

  • http://www.vicestyle.com/en/loveblogging/home Dave

    Impresive! Like it a lot!

  • Genevive

    the wallpaper is RGB because those are the primary colors of light needed to show the different pictures. this is truly stunning.

  • http://www.promo-design.co.uk John Amy

    Not quite right for the bedroom dahling….

  • http:/www.andrewgoughphoto.com Andrew Gough

    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.

  • http://www.aynadandanismanlik.com aynadan

    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.

  • http://www.vekta.co.uk Freelance Web Designer

    Wow this looks really amazing but don’t think I’d get much sleep if I had it in my bedroom.

  • JTiger

    I think those rooms are a total TRIP! The anatomical drawings are fantastic. I would definitely pay money to see this.

  • http://www.wombatwebdesign.com Fraser Hannah

    Those are some seriously wicked wallpapers, the human body one would give our web design team nightmares.

  • http://obscureinternet.com Lizzy Eros

    One of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I wonder how they will look like using old 3D glasses?

  • Jem

    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?

  • http://www.birminghamwebsitedesigner.com Brummie

    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?

  • Kait

    LOVE IT!!!!

  • http://www.reynoldsdigital.com Barry Reynolds

    Great distortion of perspective. Reminds me of MC Escher

  • http://thesuiteworld.com/blog/ Karmin

    that’s some funky wallpaper!

  • Anja Weber

    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

  • http://www.logoglo.com GaryR

    This is absolutely amazing! I am seriously considering painting my room like this (or at least try)

  • http://www.out-of-phrase.com Paul Wright

    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.

  • http://www.elite-webdesign.co.uk/ web design Hertfordshire

    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.

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.com.au Web Design Perth

    Absolutely stunning, I’m in love with them.

  • http://inkbotdesign.com/ Stuart L. Crawford

    Gotta love the extreme… beauty.

  • http://www.restonwaste.co.uk Andrew Reston

    There are some intense colours going on in these!

  • http://www.logodesignlondon.co.uk/ Martin

    Those are absolutely amazing!

  • Mike Abraham

    WOW! Love the animal kingdom. The colours are spectacular in all of these, well done.

  • http://www.thebeardeddesigner.com/ GS Robinson

    Really great designs, although I’m not sure I would like them in my house, would probably drive me a little crazy.