Visualizing Color with Silce Histograms

Inspired by Damon Crocket's work on "Slice Histograms", I took every cover of Vogue magazine from 1901 to 2013 and chopped it into little bits of digital confetti. This gave me a way of measuring mean color at a more granular level than an entire cover image (where a yellow dress and a blue hat might well average to green).  

I then graphed each year's collection of cut-up confetti on an x-axis of saturation, with more monochrome images to the left and more colorful bits to the right.  The y-axis consists of a vertical stacking in order of luminance, with darker images on the bottom and lighter ones on top.

For more details on this project, see the page on our project site Robots Reading Vogue.