Bang the drums and sound the trumpets! Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is officially live today, and it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. A blue-shifted purple, Pantone describes the color as “provocative and thoughtful,” noting it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Colors-of-the-year announcements interest me intensely, as...
On June 6th, Puffin released a redesign of six classic novels with covers that take on the design of Pantone color cards.
This post examines Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, as design prompt, as emergent color trend, and symbolic of our collective mood right now.
Nancy Sharon Collins discusses the history of color matching systems, including the development of universal color matching languages.
Some colors yield their symbolism origins easily. Others, like burgundy, do not.
Revealing—and analyzing—Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year selection.
Margaret Hartwell (@MPHpov on Twitter) is an expert on brand development strategies. Margaret Hartwell is a strategy consultant, coach, educator and writer. Her 20 years of experience chronicle a career of effective brand and business solutions at the intersection of creativity and business. Her work has spanned analysis and research, organizational development, marketing, social...
Before Pantone became synonymous with ink, printing was the game. Steven Heller takes a look back at the company's past.
Drumroll, please: Pantone 2015 Color of the Year has been announced! Read what Leatrice Eiseman and Jude Stewart have to say about Marsala and the thinking behind the choice.
Are you passionate about purple? Do you burn with the romantic radiance of rich reds? Do cheerful, energetic yellows brighten up your day? If so, you’re likely one of the color lovers that are so prevalent in the design world. Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful… the sky...