Nick Smith – Pantone Swatch Paintings

Nick Smith is a fine artist who creates unbelievable painting work using only Pantone colour swatches. Smith recreates famous paintings from the Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Soup Cans, that when seen at a distance the images perfectly resemble the like of their influence.


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Project Monsoon – Hydrochromic Road Murals

A group of artists in Korea teamed up with Pantone to create incredible road murals, which were painted with hydrochromic paint – a special formula which changes from transparent to opaque when it gets wet. Inspired by South Korea’s culture of emphasizing the importance of the flow of rivers, the paintings utilize Korea’s topographical features that create a flow and puddle of rain water in every street to fill the streets with color and life.

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Nick Smith – Pantone Swatch Recreations

Artist Nick Smith playfully arranges various Pantone swatches to re-create the most iconic paintings ever created such as “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, the “Mona Lisa”, and “The Scream”, to name a few. Using a carefully planned out batch of colors, the pictures are still extremely recognizable and resemble a fair amount like 8-bit art.

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UB – Vectour #81 [Japan]

Graffiti artists DEMS and PantOne have touring the world painting loads of spots. This time around they’re in Japan going hard as per usual. From wall murals to some of the sickest abandoned spots ever this video has it all. Produced by: Urban Force Japan & edited by: Selina Miles.

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A. Boogert – 800 Pages of Colour Mixing in 1692

Hundreds of years ago an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolours. This artist would mix and write about the colours and its effects in a book spanning nearly 800 pages long. The book itself resembles immensely our contemporary pantone colour chart which wasn’t published until 1963, almost 300 years later. The book is kept in Aix-en-Provence, France and can be read HERE.

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David Schwen – Pantone Food Matches

Designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Artist David Schwen created a very humourous and brilliant series where he matches the food we all love to eat with a pantone swatch depicting these as the exact colours along the pantone spectrum.

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