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A friend of ours was over at our place on the weekend and he happened to be wearing sweater that was pretty close in color to Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. Me, being the weirdo for these sorts of things, decided I should inform him of how on trend he is. “Your sweater is the color of the year this year”  was not surprisingly met by a confused silence. After several (poor) attempts at explaining myself I was acutely reminded that not everyone knows or cares about Pantone. Know your audience, Gillian…

So because people in my real life cannot share the joys of this sort of thing, you all are stuck with it here! (: Stay with me on this one, because it’s pretty cool. I stumbled across this showcase at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Psycolourgy by Nick Smith. He’s taken a bunch of iconic, historical works of art and created bold interpretations with Pantone swatches.



 (Marilyn Blue by Nick Smith – Image Source)

Nick has re-worked pieces from every major artist including David Hockey to Vermeer and Van Gogh to Francis Bacon. Really striking stuff!



 (Van Gogh by Nick Smith – Image Source)

Really love this one as well. I traveled to Amsterdam not that long ago and so I’m on a serious Van Gogh kick.

Any other color freaks out there – go check this out!

Anything neat you’ve found around the internetz this week? Share it in the comments!

— Gillian


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