Cyanometer

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to measure the color blue?

During your travels or while you wanders taking some fresh air.

Designing your new interior and looking for inspiration.

Connecting your blues to some nice poetry or a piece of music and sharing it with someone else.

I made this Cyanometer, entirely by hand, inspired by the first instrument that Horace Bénédict de Saussure created in 1789 to measure the transparency and colour of the sky. He discovered why the sky changes color. Humboldt used that instrument in his explorations in South America.

Today this poetic and useful tool, printed by hand in Cyanotype on pure cotton paper is for you, to let you measure every day the blue of the sky, the sea or the soul, with a variety of fifty shades.

To create a community, based on our daily blue(s) more than on our own profiles, I created a Facebook open group called Explorers of the Blue. Please, join and share: Explorers of the Blue | Facebook!

Using the hashtag #explorersoftheblue in Instagram (and Facebook too) we generate a media library that will connect our blue(s).
You can look for the hashtag #explorersoftheblue in Instagram and then follow it, to see what’s new there.

If you are a graphic designer or interested in colors, here below there is a pdf document (a draft at the moment) which relates the shades of the Cyanometer to Pantone® solid uncoated codes (due to the reproduction of the cyanometer, that is printed on off-white cotton paper, and to the range of colors of Pantone®, a sort of approximate match is expected).

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