Pantone

Perfect Food Combinations Reinvented As Pantone Chips

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Most people use Instagram for selfies and architecture porn, but David Schwen isn’t most people. The Minneapolis-based art director, illustrator, and graphic designer has been using the app over the past two weeks to share a series of images that feature classic food combinations juxtaposed as Pantone paint chips. Dubbing the project #PantonePairings, Schwen creates a tongue-in-cheek version of the company’s classic color samples. The images, which we discovered via Designboom, are from an upcoming print series, which we imagine would make a great addition to any well-designed kitchen wall. From peanut butter and jelly to ketchup and mustard, click through for the best of Schwen’s food art series, and visit his website too see more of his work.
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‘Panto’N’Roll': Rock’s Most Colorful Songs Illustrated With Pantone Swatches

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“You know you enthrall me and yet you don’t call me / It’s making me blue, Pantone 292,” sing The Magnetic Fields on “Reno Dakota.” Of course, the relationship between music and Pantone’s increasingly fetishized pigments isn’t usually that literal. But Paris-based creative studio Chic & Artistic has united the two worlds once again, in a series called Panto’N’Roll, which uses Pantone swatches to represent classic songs like “Purple Rain” and “Yellow Submarine.” Click through to see the designs, which we discovered via It’s Nice That, and visit Chic & Artistic‘s website to learn more about their work.
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An Emerald Green Pantone Color-of-the-Year Gift Guide

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In case you were wondering, next year’s color of the year is emerald green. World-renowned color corporation, Pantone, has just officially declared that the inspiring hue representing harmony, hope and growth will be next year’s tint trend to follow. Only time will tell just how significant the color will actually be in 2013, but if you’d rather err on the side of cultural caution and throw in a touch of the famous shade just to show you know what’s up, then this color-themed gift guide is our early end-of-year present to you. From chic modern day essentials like the obligatory re-usable shopping bag and anything but natural nail polish to amazing green perfume, click through to check out our green gift guide anticipating on-trend additions to up your accessory ante.
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