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Roy G. Biv

February 6, 2012

Even if you aren’t familiar with the name Pantone, your world is inevitably colored (pun intended) by the company’s work.  Their “Color Matching System” is a standardized guide of colors for designers and manufacturers all over the world.  Though the Pantone system was largely started for the printing industry in the 1950s and 1960s, its effect on the design world has led to the creation of dozens of products borrowing the saturated colors and minimalist, utilitarian look of the swatches.  From coffee mugs to toothbrushes, and more recently iPhone and iPad covers, Pantone stuff is everywhere.  In fact, I didn’t even know I was into color until I started perusing some of these adorable products!  I must get my hands on them immediately!  All you fellow design geeks totally get it, right?

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