tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas
tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas
sep 01, 2012

tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas

‘RGB colorspace atlas’ by tauba auerbach image via brittany schall



american artist tauba auerbach presents the 8 x 8 x 8-inch hard-back cubes illustrating the color spectrum through digital offset print in a page-by-page medium. a digital offset print on paper with airbrushed cloth cover and book edges create a colorful reference volume of all the colors in existence. the special binding was co-designed by the artist herself in collaboration with daniel e. kelm, and were printed at wide awake garage, an independent bookbinder, with help from leah hughes.



tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas 8x8x8 inch cubes



tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas each book demonstrates a different RGB scheme



tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas the pages show a frame out of a color palette



tauba auerbach: RGB colorspace atlas vibrant cubes opened as a book containing every color



animation of the project



  • Very pretty

    Lydia Han @Njoy Design Studio says:
  • Want it!

    Sebastian says:
  • gorgeous!

    Aristarkh says:
  • Look beautiful. But trying to capture RGB using CMYK? Hmmm. Can’t help thinking somebody should look up the word “gamut”.

    Tallis says:
  • Except it was painted by hand not printed via cmyk

    Casdahl says:
  • ha right you can paint RGB by hand. :/

    the outcome is very beautiful but have to admit the process is a bit of a nonsense

    mmmhhh says:
  • how do you paint RGB to paper, since it exists only on a monitor screen?

    t says:
  • yerh………………..i don’t know what ur goin g on about but i do know that the expplist hiposthersis is otsandingly duihigishiting and would be a master picec if they had put the ny3z filter back on !

    paul sander says:
  • Looks like a ‘printers’ nightmare to me, but very beautiful all the same. I’d have to see it in the flesh before passing judgement on this 800x600px ish image on screen.

    GetHarryDesign says:
  • Beautiful. I look forward to the four-dimensional CMYK hardback 😉

    Mark Wheadon says:
  • whats the point of this book? we can simulate the same colours on our computers using less resources and find colours more efficiently.

    ash says:
  • Ash, you just demonstrated with your comment you have no idea about the project at all. Good work!

    Drex says:
  • Can I buy one?

    Ben Jack says:
  • Howsome

    sylvaindeleu says:
  • beautiful! Wondering how to catch RGB colors in cmyk digital printing…

    apples says:
  • I love it, it is better than the sum of its parts. I want one.

    christian erroi says:
  • Beautiful work of art 🙂

    But nothing related to RGB, CMYK or Color Management, just a beautiful colored book.

    Actually, it’s an Atlas of the CMYK of the colors that printer can print.

    elnaldo says:
  • I want one!!!

    Domo_Daniel says:
  • Gorgeous! Love it! Oh yeah, sure, RGB is a light based color gamut and can’t be fully represented in pigments, I suspect Hi Fi printing with extra colors in this project. Beautiful poetry, not a dictionary!

    sapian says:
  • wher is black color?

    Mat says:
  • To learn more about this project visit the binder’s web site. http://www.danielkelm.com/index.php/core/galleries%5D

    greta says:
  • Does anybody want to buy any drugs? From me?

    Walter Poe says:
  • Offset printing (even 6-color offset “hifi” color) is incapable of reproducing wide gamut RGB color models, let alone “all colors in existence”, which even wide gamut RGB display technology can’t do either. For example, there are people who are tetrachromats with four color receptors, even if you want to narrowly define “color” as what humans see.

    A pretty piece of art, despite its flawed premise.

    BJ Nicholls says:
  • Is there any info anywhere about the actual printing process?
    How dare they call it RGB color atlas? I suppose then it’s not simple CMYK, but even with Pantone and stuff they are still far from all colors of RGB.

    Erinah says:
  • coolness

    LaM says:
  • All of my want. This and that color capture pen are like a match made in heaven. I seriously want to have both. So anyone know where to get them?

    MeloNeko says:
  • where can i get one ???

    matty says:
  • Mark Wheadon, that’s like asking what the point of a painting is. It’s a work of art, you buffoon.

    elena says:
  • How about a rubicks cube edition?

    artsyfartsy says:
  • Will there be a Braille edition?

    ChuckL8 says:

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