Friday, August 8, 2008

Pantone Party USA 3000

I'm feeling like one of the biggest trends in design right now is the emergence of traditional graphic design tools in non-graphic designy spots (fashion, furniture, cupcakes, what-have-you). Thanks to powerhouses like Mac and Adobe, graphic design is no longer a magical alchemy reserved for MFAs with exacto knives. Everyone is a designer now (and that's not always a good thing) and we're all embracing the new symbols of the old design world. - Remember my pixel post? - Another pro designer fave is the pantone color pallet, we simply couldn't get by without our precious spot colors, now, everyone else can join in the fun:

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Clockwise from top left: Ceramic Pantone Mugs available at Graham and Green, Pantone Flight Stool available at Pantone Universe, Pantone Flash Drive, also available at Pantone Universe, Pantone Stationary available here

Oh, so colorful and delicious! Don't you want more:

Pantone Purse

The Fendi Artist Bag, in white canvas comes complete with a Pantone marker set. I don't know if I'd feel comfortable drawing on a $1,300 bag. Maybe if I could paint like Hope Perkins?

pantone flickr set

Rivet SF's Pantone Photo Set on Flickr. Rivet reminds us: "Everything has a pantone color, we just have to find it." A close up:

pantone close up

More pantone mania:

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clockwise from top left: Pantone Toys available at yellow spiral, Custom Pantone Wrapping Paper NFS, Pantone Rugs available at Sundayland, Nike Pantone Shoes available at Kix-Files, Pantone Plate from the Pantone Dinnerware collection available at Fishs Eddy

And Finally, a Pantone Masterpiece:

pantone monet

Pantone Rendition of Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere by Tim Fraser Brown. If Manet were with us today, I'm sure he would have used pantone as well


Raina said...

Pantone matryoshka:

erin@designcrisis said...

Thanks for showing me yet more technicolor Nikes that I need. I'm sure Ben appreciates it, too.

Mary-Laure said...

I love the Pantone mugs and want to get one for my sister as a present. Only I've been debating which color to pick for weeks... Maegan said...

ooh, wow, that masterpiece is kind of cool. I was just looking at the Spring'09 Pantone report. fun fun fun!

Newburgh Restoration said...

I love the pantone book. It's so great that it's a universal book and you can get the color you want anywhere in the world

Leigha said...

Love these. Nothing says designer like a pantone coffee mug. I need one. Actually, I need alot of what I see in this post!

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Oakland Panton Color Printing said...

They said this year is the color of the Pantone . Forgot what kind of color it is