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So we’re all familiar with Pantone right? And we’ve all seen the traditional pantone swatches translated to any variety of products, mugs, salt and pepper shakers, even cufflinks, you name it, it’s out there. I suppose it’s really a mark of a wonderful and functional design if it can be applied to so many different media, but I’ve always though of pantone being very commercial. I think it’s mostly because buying swatch booklets can run you well over $200.

It happens on occasion though that I’ll see pantone-inspired art. For instance, spanish artist Angelica Dass is working on something really intriguing. It’s a series of portraits, not of anyone in particular, but each picture was taken on a backdrop that’s the same color as their skin, then just like a one of their swatches, the pantone code is given at the bottom . And I’m not sure if it’s because of this project, but earlier this week pantone released a “pantone skin tone guide” with 110 skin tone shades. It may just be me, but i think it would be kind of cool thing to know.
Project can be seen here (


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