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Colours that connect the world

D&AD’s 51st annual is splashed with a marvel of coloured patterns representing the 196 countries in the world. The colourful design by 24-year-old British designer Fleur Isbell is meant to reflect the role of technology and digital media in how we create nowadays, and how this influences global connectivity.

Isbell, who works for Wolf Ollins, designed an app that generates data visualisations based on geographical and meteorological data. The weather on the day D&AD’s call for entries was issued determined the colours of the horizon patterns for each country. Besides wonderful aquarelle like images, the project yields us a playful app that allows us every day to grasp the atmosphere at any given place across the globe.

The D&AD13 annual can be bought from D&AD’s webshop

Horizon patterns for Romania (left) and Namibia

Horizon patterns for Romania (left) and Namibia

Horizon patterns for Uruguay (left) and USA

Horizon patterns for Uruguay (left) and USA

The Global Patterns Generator

The Global Patterns Generator

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