Pantone Celebrates 50 Years of Color

Pantone is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the release of a special, limited-edition Pantone Plus Series. The new kit includes 560 new colors for a total of 1,677.Pantone
Check out this article from The New York Times this weekend that explores the very beginnings of the Pantone system we’ve all come to know and love:

The Pantone system spread from the advertising world to textiles to food science and has been put to some unexpected uses — like defining the color of a Ben & Jerry’s brownie. “I have matched color charts for wine,” Herbert said. “I matched color charts for anemia blood samples and for walnuts and strawberries and goldfish.”

 

 

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  1. Pantone has definitely left an indelible mark on the design world. If you’re curious for more of the company’s history and milestones, here are a few previous Imprint posts of mine that give more detail:

    http://imprint.printmag.com/color/pantone-capsure-match-the-color-of-anything/
    http://imprint.printmag.com/color/pantonelive-hitting-a-cloud-near-you/
    http://www.printmag.com/Article/Introducing-Pantone-Plus
    http://www.printmag.com/Article/pantone-merchants-of-color