What color is your name?
Synesthesia is a condition where your senses can overlap. For example, you could smell colors, or see sounds!
Bernadette has a type of synesthesia whereby letters and numbers appear as colors within her brain (grapheme-color synesthesia) and has created a lovely map of those colors so we can experience it as well.
What Color Is Your Name allows you to enter your name, and see the colors that it produces. A wonderfully simple idea grounded in Bernadette's reality.
You may be surprised by what you find. For me, I'm a long combination of blues, with a yellow flair right at the end. You can play around with random names, and also browse the projects twitter account, and see everyone sharing their colors!
The project has done a fantastic job of raising awareness of the condition, and to boot, allows you buy a beautiful clean print of whichever word you choose. Which makes for a wonderful, and unique gift as well as a perpetual talking point!Color me interested