Tuesday, 23 September 2008

02 Burberry Advertistment

fr: http://cgi.ebay.com.hk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280051208889&ih=018&category=45248

This is one of the interesting advertistments of Burberry. The Flag of UK is painted in white and gold, instead of white, blue and red.

It has implied the "Principle of Novelty". According to "Color The Secret Influence", new and unexpected combination will draw attention to itself and make the entire composition more pleasing and harmonious. This creates a great advertistment effect.

Monday, 15 September 2008

01 Burberry Checks

Secret of Buberry Checks?

Accoring to our dearest tutor, there is a formular of producing the beautiful checks of Burberry. There are some successful products produced from it.

This is a wool scarf of Burberry. It is mainly gray. The colours of dark gray, light gray(like yellow), red form beautiful checks. They are all low in chroma.

The Second one is a F/W08 over shoulder bag. It is mainly beign in colour and has gray and brown to form checks. They are also low in chroma and low in value. The colours are from red, blue and yellow hues.

The final product is a F/W08 clutch bag. It has 3 types of checks: classic brown checks, popular red checks in last year and the black checks.

They are all relatively low in chroma and most of them comes from the red hue. There are some tints and also dull colours. The colours of Burberry checks using tints for the background colours and use low chroma colours from different hues to form checks... ... is that the formula?

Original product images from: Burberry.com

01 Fullmoon can

It is fantastic to eat mooncakes in the Mid-autumn Festival. It is too hot and hard to feel any wind recently. It may explain the bad moods of the main characters in Heros... ...

Our family has bought some ice-mooncakes from Maxims. All of them are completely white in colour, which are extremely easy to mix up.

As I remember, BGW are colours, but have no identifiable hue. Without hue different maybe the main reasons leads to easy to max up... ... maybe?

The aluminum can of the cakes is relatively low value. Although the colours are from different hue (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue), they are not sharp and form a nice harmony. Well, harmony plays an important role in the festival, right?

from: http://www.maxims.com.hk/mooncake/chi/ice_cake.html

The colours are tints and looks good on the web. However, the colours looks a bit dull in the real product as below.

Photo taken

Photo after adjusting Level

After adjusting the level to normal, I found out it is actually the light problem. I recalled that it is call "Satuation", the colours changes as light situation changes.

Actually, there is still different between the colours on web and in my photos. The values are higher in the latter.

Thursday, 11 September 2008


After 5 minutes of clicking and typing, blog is set up easily.

I would like to celebrate that blog is set up as a stylish start for a new semester.
It is so cool to say that I have a lablog in the same site as Ronny Tong.

Besides I have to say "Good Job" to myself, as I have made the whole blog in a "monochrome way" x "grayscale".
Therefore, our dearest tutor and other friendly colleagues may not able to tease my choice of colours.

PS: I should start the the next assignment post by analysing Burrberry's charming pink checks or... criticizing the shocking pink handkerchief of Ronny's friend?