Flags of the world as piecharts. Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag.
Using a list of countries generated by The World Factbook database, flags of countries fetched from Wikipedia are analysed by a custom made python script to calculate the proportions of colours on each of them. That is then translated on to a piechart using another python script. The proportions of colours on all unique flags are used to finally generate a piechart of proportions of colours for all the flags combined.

Link: https://shaheeilyas.com/flags/

A variation of that project: https://shaheeilyas.com/flags/flags_mixed.html

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Year: 2007

Publications or Media Coverage
  • Brain Pickings – Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition
  • Data Flow (2008 Die-Gestalten, Germany) Visualising Information in Graphic Design
  • IDPURE (N°13, 2007) The Swiss magazine of graphic design and visual creation
  • Kelvin – Colour Today (2007 Die-Gestalten, Germany) investigating today’s evolving perception and application of colour
  • Gentlemen’s Quarterly – GQ Magazine (May 2008 Italy) on Style | Design section
  • Information Aesthetics – Data visualization & visual design
  • ColourLovers – Colour & design for creative inspiration