Torino Colors

This image and the idea behind it, it’s simply AMAZING! Just read along and tell me if you don’t agree!

The Torino Colors project aims to change the way we navigate a city, the image i’ve reproduced here is the colored map for the Torino city in Italy. The idea behind it is very simple:

STEP 1: pick a color for each region of your town.
STEP 2: paint all the city appliances and structures (like trash bins, light posts, sign holders, etc.) with the corresponding color…

With a little twist and it’s here that this idea really get interesting!

STEP 3: As soon as you start moving in any direction, you add some blending to starting color, or simply put, when you walk in any certain direction towards another part of the city, the color will react to your movement and start to blend with the color selected for the region where you’re headed.

Torino color walkthrough

This way you can always know where you’re headed!
Pure genius hein?

If you’d like to know a bit more, and can read italian I strongly suggest that you check their site. In particular have a look at the official press-release and the Google Earth KML file