Iconic Films, Beautifully Mapped By Color Palette

January 15, 2013 | Andy Cush

Digital artist Andy Willis creates the above beautiful collages by analyzing each second of a film for its most prominent hue, then displaying those colors on a 60-wide grid–turning iconic movies into abstract streams of color. His works, called “Spotmaps” are as functional as they are aesthetic: scanning the maps of the first three Die Hard films, for example, reveals a unique color palette for each, which may not have been immediately clear upon viewing the movies themselves.

Willis and his Python-based software have created a staggering 265 Spotmaps so far, all of which are on display at the artist’s site.

Inglorious Basterds

(Ghost in the Shell)

Tree of Life