If you love small things, and Pantone colour cards, Tiny PMS Match is the Tumblr you’ve been waiting for.
Design enthusiasts unite! Your favorite color matching tool is inspiration for some seriously cool treats & DIYs.
Some smart thinking here.
This is the coziest graffiti imaginable.
OK, you won’t find true love or make a million dollars by following these charts. But someone’s bound to be impressed by your profound knowledge of tea bag–steeping temperatures.
These are NSFW only if your workplace looks down on cross-stitched penises.
Lemming a pair of those newfangled Google glasses? The Apple ones are so much cooler. You don’t even need one of those annoying eyeglass repair kits that are so hard to find these days.
We go together just like Pantone 7489 C and Pantone 184 C.
ATTENTION MEN: If you’re a hardworking hipster, angsty alpha, unemployed underachiever, or timid technophile, please read on to learn how to dress.
Photographer, Angelica Dass, uses the technical industrial standard often called Real Color as inspiration “to record and catalog all possible human skin tones” for the Humanæ project. The result is a stunning and beautiful collection of 150 human portraits.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Pantone and ad agency Leo Burnett have created a color guide book of her famously monochromatic outfits. Each swatch comes with a Pantone reference, and the date the shade appeared on the queen. In other words, this is the best non-flip book flip book ever.
Design lovers can look pimp as all hell with these DIY Pantone Chip Nails.
A graphic artist will not have any problem knowing where this idea started from. Artist David Marsh used something he worked everyday with and mixed it with classic albums.
These pantone dessert tarts, by French art director Emilie Guelpa for French magazine fricote, make color swatches look tasty, with berries, bananas, candies, cucumbers, and other pretty-looking foods.
Can you name the superhero based solely on their predominant color? Artist Gidi Vigo created a series of hyper minimalist posters with nothing but a superhero’s Pantone color match, now converted into a nerdy graphic design quiz. Answers at the bottom!
Graphic design geeks FTW!
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And the winner is: MIMOSA YELLOW, a color that “yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun.” Wouldn’t the correct name for the color be then, “Sun Yellow”? Mimosa Yellow just reminds me of being hungover at brunch on Saturdays. Not quite nurturing.
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Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2009 is Mimosa, a yellow that is supposed to cheer us up while the whole world goes to pot. Funnily enough, real mimosas also do that.
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Designers want one: A Rubik’s cube done up in all Pantone colors. Sadly, it’s a one-off idea, not an actual product. But easy to make, all you DIYers!