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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book
"In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors."

“Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

It’s hard not to compare the hundreds of pages of color to its contemporary equivalent, the Pantone Color Guide, which wouldn’t be published for the first time until 1963.”

The entire book is viewable in high resolution here, and you can read a description of it here (it appears E-Corpus might have crashed for the moment). The book is currently kept at the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France. (via @erikkwakkel)” - via Colossal 

Pantone 5625 color match.
A strand of Burro’s Tail succulent. I planted a succulent pot garden last week. This little guy was a casualty, accidentally broken off from the main plant.

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Tiny PMS Match

A personal project of tiny proportion—matching small everyday objects to their Pantone® Matching System colors, by designer Inka Mathew. All pictures were taken with her iPhone 5 and edited with Snapseed.

A personal project by designer Inka Mathew, consisting in matching everyday objects to their Pantone Matching System Color. All were taking with an iPhone 5

Tiny PMS Match