Posts Tagged ‘colorguide’

Fascinating Book Described Thousands of Colors 271 Years Before Pantone


The incredibly comprehensive (and occasionally inspirational) Pantone Color Guide made its debut in 1963, but 271 years before Pantone began mixing 11 colors to match thousands of others, a Dutch author was busy mixing watercolors and creating a fascinating 700+ page guide entirely by hand. Read more…

Pantone Color Guide Recreated with Photographs of Models

French artist Pierre David has a project titled “The Human Pantone” in which he recreated Pantone’s popular color guide using photographs of 40 different models. The work was commissioned for the Museum of Modern Art in Brazil, so David selected 40 people from the museum to serve as his models. The resulting work is found on paint cans in addition to swatches, and is meant to highlight the issues of beauty, diversity, acceptance, and racism.
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