An exploration of colours in storytelling by travelling back in time.

As an example, I investigated the colour scheme of the popular cartoon character created by Disney and identified predominant colours from the opening/intro scenes across time. Initially, the aim was to see how colours disappear from the character as I move back in time, and indeed colours did disappear when I reached the first-ever concept art of Mickey mouse made by Walt Disney. Taking this a little further, I also explored the representation of mice in popular media before the advent of mickey mouse. Colours reappeared as muted and earthy shades leading up to a cave painting of a mouse from 10000 years ago.

Pictures were sourced from Internet archives. Infographic by Author.

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