Color Code is a full-color portrait of the English language.
The artwork is an interactive map of more than 33,000 words. Each word has been assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine. The words are then grouped by meaning. The resulting patterns form an atlas of our lexicon.
Here’s a beautiful visual map of the English language, using 33,000 nouns collected by WordNet. “Each tiny rectangle corresponds to a noun,” the Color Code FAQ helpfully explains. “The color of the rectangle has been assigned a color, based on an internet image search for that noun. The words are clustered so that similar words are near each other.” To navigate you can use the search function or click and zoom. The image above, titled “Grass,” is from their gallery page.