Human Pantone Book

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Designers are very familiar with the Pantone color book. It’s an exhaustive and indispensable tool used to accurately choose colors for print purposes. The thousands of hues are labeled with their own alpha-numeric code, and that’s the idea behind Angélica Dass’ project, humanæ. It’s an incredibly vast collection of human headshots, showcasing beautiful skin tones that range from the pale Pantone 57-8 C to the dark 320-3C. Beautiful project.

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In the photos, the subjects hold a neutral pose and their necks and shoulders are exposed, giving them a uniform and gentle appearance. The artist’s collection is overwhelmingly large, mirroring the myriad of hues in a Pantone book. Her subjects’ skin tone is usually taken from a pixel on their cheek. Via FastCo Design:

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