Hidden Details You Missed in Famous Designs

Hidden Details You Missed in Famous Designs


– [Male] If you’ve been
watching our videos for some time now, then you probably know how
much we love Easter eggs, both the literal and metaphorical ones. And what’s better than those minute, seemingly inconsequential details we spot on popular movies and shows? Why, those minute, seemingly
inconsequential details we find in the real world, of course. They give us this sense
of being in the know, that exclusive feeling
that separates us from those muggles and noobs. Here are 10 hidden
details you totally missed in famous designs. – [Cartoon] Amazing! – [Male] Number ten, Hans
Holbein’s The Ambassadors. For those of you who aren’t
familiar with Hans Holbein, he’s one of the masters
from the Renaissance period whose name doesn’t end with Da Vinci. To cut it short, this guy is responsible for giving us an idea of
what historical figures such as Erasmus and Sir
Thomas More looked like in real life, and that’s
thanks to his realistic style. However, Holbein is not above
adding some mean details to his work to give it some depth. Take The Ambassadors, for example, which is a portrait of Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve. There’s what appears to be
this weird looking plate right at their feet. However, if you tilt the
image a little to the left and look at it from the top, you’ll find that it’s a skull, just rendered in anamorphic perspective. It’s because Hans really
liked to place references and symbolism in his works. In this case, one interpretation is that the skull represents mortality. Others, however, believe that
The Ambassadors was meant to be displayed by a stairwell, and that Holbein placed
the skull to surprise and shock people who get to
see it as they make the climb, much like a very
painstakingly crafted prank. Number nine, Michelangelo’s
The Creation of Adam. Ah, Michelangelo. Not only are you a great ninja turtle, but you’re also one of
the greatest artists in the history of our species. Case in point, The Creation of Adam, which is housed in the
beautiful Sistine Chapel. Now, what some may simply
interpret as a portrayal of God’s relationship
with man, and vice versa, there’s actually one of the
most radical interpretations of religion to have ever
come out of the Renaissance. You see, God is actually
inside a very particular shape, which you might notice
is supposedly the outline of the human brain. So, in other words, Michelangelo went past all
that religious red tape when he tackled that subject of God. Some believe it’s interpreted as God being the bearer of knowledge, while others think it’s Michelangelo’s way of flipping the bird
toward the Catholic church, for rejecting scientific knowledge. Whatever it is, it’s pretty. Number eight: Google’s logo. Google is probably one of the
most important things we have in the modern world right now, so much so that the brand has
become somewhat synonymous with the word research. Despite its pervasiveness in the world in the many iterations it has
gone through over the years, there’s just something
about the Google logo that makes it look, to
be completely honest, a little too simple. Don’t let that fool you though, as the company has a very specific way of creating their now iconic symbol, especially with its current form, which was created in 2015. First, of course, there’s
the color combination: blue, red, yellow, and green. All primary colors except for the green, which reflects the idea that Google doesn’t follow the rules. Second, there’s the font, which was exclusively developed
by the company in 2015, called product sans. Finally, there’s the most
elusive detail of it all, the spacing between the letters, which is measured by pixels. Specifically, going from
between the first G and O, up to the L and final E, the pixel measurements
are 7, 6, 6, 11, and 8. In other words, they’re not as perfectly spaced
as you might have thought. It might seem like an
inconsequential detail, but it’s that exact precision
that makes the logo authentic. Otherwise, you just have
a poor imitation of it. Talk about tedious. Number seven, the Tour de France. If there’s one event where sweaty men in tight shorts are celebrated, it’s the Tour de France. Also, it’s the world’s most
prestigious bicycle race, but we love sweat and tight shorts better. That said, the Tour de France logo is actually one cute
little piece of marketing that is more than some
fancy assemblage of words. You see, there’s actually a hidden picture of a person riding a bicycle in there. If you look closely at the
letters O, U, and R in tour, you’ll notice that it forms
a figure of a cyclist. The R is the person riding the bike, and the letters O and
U form the rear wheel and seat of the bicycle, respectively. The logo, which was designed
in 2002 by Joel Guenoun, remains the same to this day. In fact, a lot of thought
was put into creating it. For one, the font style
used in the logo is meant to convey this very Gallic tone. Then, there’s the
splashes of yellow on it, which resembles the maillot jaune award for winners of the
race’s respective stages. And, of course, there’s the
aforementioned hidden cyclist, to properly show what the
Tour de France is all about. Number six, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Barring the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is probably his most famous painting. The religious artwork depicts Jesus Christ and his apostles about
to partake in a meal after a hard day’s work of loving God and converting heathens to Christianity, and before Judas decided to
sellout his divine brother. Now, one of the most famous theories surrounding the painting is that Da Vinci purposely
composed the painting to resemble a musical score, with each loaf of bread and
the biblical characters hands representing a note within a scale, which forms a 40 second musical piece. The person who discovered
this, Giovanni Maria Pala, mentions that the composition
is akin to a requiem, and according to him,
it’s like a soundtrack that emphasizes the passion of Jesus, so it must sound pretty overwhelming. Since there is no evidence that Da Vinci intended this to be so, we can’t know for sure. It could just be a coincidence. However, given that Da
Vinci was also into music, it’s not surprising to find out that it could have been a
deliberate hidden detail within the painting. Either way, it’s very impressive. Number five, Van Gogh’s
Cafe Terrace at Night. Since we’re talking about
Jesus’ last chow time with his posse, no entry would be better than Vincent van Gogh’s
Cafe Terrace at Night. At first glance, the painting appears to just be a Post-Impressionist rendition of people dining at a cafe
in France during nighttime. However, there is a widespread theory that the people at the cafe
actually resemble none other than Jesus and the Twelve Apostles. In other words, this is
Van Gogh paying homage to one of the past masters. Apart from that, his father
was a very religious man, which to some extent
influenced his own beliefs. Or, maybe this is just us
reading into it too much, like the way other people see Jesus’ face on a tortilla chip. Well, giving it the benefit of the doubt, you can see that just
like Da Vinci’s portrayal of his holy meal, twelve figures surround
one man in the center, which is actually Jesus
according to some scholars. And hey, the central figure
in Cafe Terrace at Night looks like it’s wearing a white robe, isn’t that Jesus’ favorite attire? Oh, and look at that, there’s shadowy figure to the left that looks like he’s about to leave. I hope he’s not going to meet
with some Romans out there to snitch on J.C., that
would totally suck. Number four, Ghirlandaio’s
Madonna with Saint Giovannino. Domenico Ghirlandaio, although not exactly a household name
like Da Vinci or Picasso, is actually one of the most
important Renaissance painters in history. For one, he taught Michelangelo. Oh, and he could also be
one of the earliest UFO nuts in history. This is most apparent in his painting the Madonna
with Saint Giovannino, which is a depiction of
Mary and her divine kid, you might know him as Jesus Christ, in a very unusual setting. Except in this case,
there’s one glaring detail in the background. There’s what looks to be a flying saucer just behind the holy mother. To be fair, however,
there are some who believe that the circular flying
object is actually meant to be a piece of Christian symbolism. In this case, it’s a star, which was commonly used by
artists during Ghirlandaio’s era. So, either people were hardcore
into aliens way back then, or Master Ghirlandaio is
one of the earliest trolls in history. Who knows? Number three, Bosch’s
Garden of Earthly Delights. With a name like Hieronymus Bosch, it’s no surprise that the man created some of the most majestic works
of art in the history of man. And no work of his better
encapsulates the description other than the Garden of Earthly Delights, which is a triptych that
depicts the Garden of Eden, the earthly realm, and
God’s final judgment. Of course, one’s work can’t be majestic without having a few
curious details in it. In Nemo’s case, yes, I’m
calling him that now, it’s a weird fascination
with the human butt. If you’re eagle-eyed though, you’ll find wonderful anal details in the Garden of Earthly Delights, ranging from flowers
shoved into people’s butts, to people whose butts
are facing the viewer while lifting what appears
to be demonic sushi which also has butts in it, right to the musical
compositions painted on butts. Oh, Bosch, you wonderful, weird man. Thank you for this. You just completed our lives. Number two, Da Vinci’s Codex
on the Flight of Birds. It’s no overstatement when
we say Leonardo Da Vinci is the titular Renaissance man. He was a painter, sculptor,
musician, inventor, scientist, and sex machine. Okay, maybe I made that last part up. The point is, that his
contributions are so vast that he deserves to land a
spot in this video twice. But the thing is,
portraits of the old master are very few and far between, which is why his Codex
on the Flight of Birds is one of the most surprising finds for historians the world over. You see, underneath one
of its pages detailing how birds could fly and how to
apply this to his inventions, there’s a self-made sketch of the Renaissance mastermind’s face. What we’re trying to say here is that at one point in his legendary career, Da Vinci drew himself on a piece of paper just for the heck of it, then decided that that same piece of paper would be better spent on theorizing how you can make flying machines by basing it on bird movements instead of just showing his
mug for the world to see. And that kids, is how geniuses are born. Number one, The French Flag. The French flag is probably one of the most deceptively
simple designs out there. After all, it’s just made of three, equally proportioned vertical stripes colored blue, white, and red. Come on, even kids can draw that. But you’d be wrong to think it was done without much thought at all. Like we said, it’s deceptive, and no, the stripes aren’t
really proportioned. Alright, to be fair,
the nation of baguettes and cigarettes actually uses a version where each stripe’s width
is of equal proportion. But officially, there’s a regulation in the country which dates back to 1853, that opts for a 30, 33, 37
proportioned measurement for the blue, white, and
red sections, respectively. This means that the color
red is actually the widest of the three, and blue the smallest. So, why not just make the
stripes share the same width? Well, it has to do with
the way the stripes appear when it’s hoisted up on a flagpole. When you look at it from below and it has a 30, 33, 37 scale measurement, the stripes’ width appears
equal to one another. Otherwise, they would
appear disproportionate. Were you surprised by any of these? And do you know any more hidden
details in famous designs? Let me know in the comment
section down below. Also, if you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a like and subscribe, clicking that bell icon to
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100 thoughts on “Hidden Details You Missed in Famous Designs

  1. “…except for the green, which reflects the idea that google doesn’t follow the rules.”

    Come on man….

  2. wish u would have pute the piano sounds to the loaves of bread in the vid just so i could hear what the melody sounds like

  3. Different spacing between characters is called kerning. Optically, a curved surface needs to be closer to avoid the illusion that it's too far away. You may also notice that curved letters descend further below the line than straight letters. There's nothing special about the Google logo. Any competent graphics designer would do this.

  4. ah Michelangelo, how would you have felt if I could tell you that citizens of the current roman empire puts your name next to a turtle and depicts your image with that of Leonardo Da Vinci, your greatest artistic rival…

  5. 10:20
    “Come on, even kids can draw that!”Actually flags are designed so that kids can draw them, that’s one of the reasons their simple

  6. the french flags colors also represent the common people of Paris crushing the monarchy

    Blue and Red represent the common people, as a blue and red stripe flag is the flag of Paris
    White was the color of the Monarchy, which is in the middle, being crushed by the blue and red people of paris

  7. 6:20 Pause the vid and look at the dog thing in the back, now look at the dot next to it has the body of slenderman😱

  8. Take another look at Leanardos painting of "Jesus" is surely a self portrait! All masters did one except him. Until he was much older. I believe he knew he could be the face of god to future henerations if he did this.

  9. The dude at 0:28 could be my doppelganger! (With a few years shaved away, that is.)

    And no, I'm not talking about Wizard Pooch…

  10. I'm gonna vote for Shaun Caston whoever he is because he can't possibly be as big an asshole as the idiot who's plastered the smear ads all over every video I watch.

  11. The green in Google logo is to also reference RGB colours for screen. CMYK is print. they omitted the black for obvious reasons. Also the space between letters is optical leading between letters look better. Either way, it's a terrible logo.

  12. Even if he features the French flag as #1, he has trouble pronouncing French things.
    1:06 Georges de Selve (Bishop of Lavaur). The "s" at the end of Georges is silent in French (zhawRzh).
    "The Ambassadors" has a lot of other symbology. A lute with a broken string is a symbol of discord.

  13. Didn't the green color in google's logo meant to be the prime color in visible spectrum?
    Hence, the overall logo will be so epic as it depicts "Google rules them all (two color space)", or, "We say it has benefits and trial (additive color and differential color)."

  14. What's so special about that French flag? There are other national flags with way better meanings. That was lame…

  15. After butchering Italian and French, the narrator now destroys Dutch (although having said that, few people can pronounce the Dutch "G" sound).

  16. Stopped the video before explaining the french flag.. hey.. yankee fuck.. yankees invented aids so people can jerk off their dicks till death.. writing this on Aids day..

  17. the little thing behind the mother in one of the pictures is a boat of some sorts, a modern boat TIME TRAVELLING CONFIRMED

  18. Thanks, Holbein! You painted my relative wonderfully! St. Thomas Moore. I'm American, but I'm related to him on my mom's side.

  19. Were you being sarcastic with the whole thing with Jesus being out converting people to Christianity….

    Please tell me you were. Jesus wasn’t Christian.

  20. You’re assuming that viewers haven’t ever taken an Art Appreciation class. The only “surprise” was the proportions of the French flag. I always thought the colors were identical in size, but your explanation, once shown, makes sense. How did we miss that? Thanks, the vid was enjoyable, whether or not it was surprising (or altogether correct).

  21. The reason the spacing between letters in the Google logo is the same reason for the uneven bars in the French flag. It’s called visual kerning, and it’s standard for any logo or headline text. Because letters have different shapes, the spacing would look odd if it were exactly the same. Imagine “AT” or “VA” spaced the same as “DO” or “ME.” They would look like “A T” and “V A.” Letters are purposely spaced unevenly to make them visually look evenly spaced.

  22. Red , GREEN and blue are the primary colors for light, as in the panels on your monitors and TVs. Cyan, magenta and yellow are the colors for reflected media, as in the inks on your printer.

  23. I noticed this:
    The UK flag 🇬🇧
    The right side underparts are bolded and the left side upper parts are bolded.

  24. In Da Vinci's The Last Supper there is a random hand with a knife threatening one of the people on the left side of the picture. If you count all the hands you will see it belongs to no one at that table so who is it from?

  25. The Google logo…Maybe he should have Googled "kern" to show that varied letter spacing is basic to typography. It would have been more surprising if the letters weren't spaced differently

  26. 3:40 6 6 between o and if u will flip the g it wil make another six which will make 666 m i the only one how noticed this

  27. I bet there were so many more great artists around that time that weren’t just hacks exploiting religion and peoples love for it. Obviously if you draw jesus, nobody is going to throw it our or bash it. Its just such a cop out, especially since most of these guys were “anti religion”

  28. The Google logo is also the three primary colours of paint (BRY in alphabetical order) followed by the three primary colours of light (BGR in alphabetical order).

  29. Can't get enough anal detail… and thank you for not being a bunch of twat waffles by not clickbaiting.. you are definitely one classy channel, I'd be more then happy to allow you to detail me anally anytime

  30. R G B are the additive primaries, subtractive secondaries.

    C M Y are the subtractive primaries, additive secondaries

  31. The colors of the French flag also represent the people defeating the monarchy.
    the flag of Paris is a blue and red bar, and Paris being France's largest city represents the people of France. White was the color of the Bourbon Monarchy, and it's placement between the blue and red signify the monarchy getting crushed by the city of Paris/the people of France

  32. Sweet creamery butter! The b&w photo of the "noob" at the introduction looks very much like me at a younger adult age. Even the wrinkles and stretching around the corners of his mouth matches with my own grin.

    Edit: I mentioned this ten months ago, then forgot about it. Nevertheless, it still stands.

  33. 3:40 If you look at Google you would see that Goo ( Blue, red and yellow) is the natural primary colors and gle is the pixles colors (Red,green and blue/ RGB)
    just a thought.

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