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December 27, 2006

Pantone pool

Pantone pool photo

If you have anything to do with graphic design, sooner or later you're gonna have to turn toward Carlstadt, New Jersey, and kow tow. Cause it's there that The Pantone Company is located, the company that has cornered the market on color. Well, not color itself... not yet... but for decades now the Pantone Color Matching System has been the universal language for matching and describing exact shades of color. Printers use it, so do painters, manufacturers, fabricators, scientists and on-told millions of artists and designers. Hell, even the red in the flag of Canada is officially designated via its Pantone number. It seems that anything can be described in terms of Pantone colors.

Which leads us to this wonderful photo group on Flickr, the Pantone Pool...everyday objects photographed next to the closest matching Pantone color sample.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 27, 2006 07:27 AM