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.”

 

 

2 thoughts on “Pantone Celebrates 50 Years of Color

  1. Jude Stewart

    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

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