luscious [hint.fm] is an attempt to distill the visions of fashion designers and photographers, those who compose rousing images of light and color that fill the pages of glossy magazines, into poetic abstract compositions.
To create the images in luscious, information designers Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas began with a series of magazine advertisements for luxury brands. They then used a custom algorithm designed to extract "peak" colors from these picture. A random arrangement of concentric circles fills the plane, representing the essential colors of each region. The resulting image hides context and representation and lets the viewer concentrate on pure color.
More information is also available on their project page.