As designers we are all too familiar with the Pantone Matching System… the industry standard for classifying colors with an alphanumeric code, allowing for accurate recreation across media. We literally refer to it daily, and many designers can often rattle off Pantone numbers with great excitement and precision (we are guilty as charged). Brazilian-born, Madrid-based…

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Indonesia-based artist/photographer/designer Romo Jack, otherwise known by the handle @ponypork, gives new meaning to working with one’s hands. Jack, a 20-something savvy social media maven, dreams up a variety of otherwise mundane activities, such as cooking, ironing, painting, drawing, playing music, playing sports, and even photographing, and captures them from an aerial point of view.…

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Minneapolis designer and illustrator David Schwen likes to play with his food. We love Schwen’s Pantone Pairings series, which matches swatches of foods that go together: PB&J, macaroni and cheese, cookies and milk, etc. Reminiscent of work by French art director Emilie Guelpa. Prints available here soon. Via dschwen.com

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We have a thing for calendars, and this one is particularly good. Pentagram’s Eddie Opara and Brankica Harvey designed Pantone’s 2013 Wall and Engagement calendars, utilizing the famed PMS color chips as a design device. The color chips are treated as pixels, creating digitized images for each month. Very clever and well executed. Via pentagram.com

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French art director Emilie Guelpa was commissioned by French culinary magazine Fricote (and later displayed at a Paris grocer) to create these Pantone-inspired tarts, with great results. Looks like the tart is covered in some sort of white icing, then vibrant foods are applied to resemble a Pantone chip. What a great use of colors…

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