pantone autumn

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I’m obsessing over all the maples that are turning slowly this season–their tops red, fading to green. So much that I felt compelled to collect samples from a single tree.

I was doing similar noodling back in ’04 (though I’m sure I do it every autumn).

I figure this year’s exercise was inspired largely by Marketing Drive’s Pantone Matching photoset.

In related linkery, The Color Palette Generator will spit out a set of colors based on an image you throw at it.

15 responses to “pantone autumn”

  1. Peter Baker Avatar

    A true designer’s Andy Goldsworthy.
    I’m amazed that they’re all from the same tree.

  2. Ian Avatar

    What a great shot, and I too can’t believe that such a range of colour on one tree.
    Oh, and great work on the site, I really love the design, especially the icons!

  3. Natalie Avatar

    Love this pic and love the striking similarity of the Pantone’s…beautiful!

  4. Andrea Avatar

    Beautiful. I love it.

  5. Cathy Avatar

    What a beautiful picture. You do capture the beauty that is in everything around us. Thanks for making me smile

  6. Karl Avatar

    Very clever idea! And it looks very good too. Well done!

  7. Miho Sakato Avatar

    very beautiful! i love the pantone leaves.

  8. stephen Seamark Avatar

    Love it… obviously can’t leave your work at home! I’ve blogged it on our site with a link to you.

  9. Megan Avatar

    Awesome as always. Nicely done, Chris Glass.

  10. willzager Avatar

    Theres no better way that Ive seen than this to show much the beauty of nature can inspire design.

  11. electro^plankton Avatar

    You should wax it and frame it. It’s purdy.

  12. rené götzenbrugger Avatar

    thats similar to our blog. the new pantone system and you will wonder: a system to mix your coffee in pantone colors….

  13. Chung Dha Avatar

    Very nice picture. I wonder how much time the fella got. I need to buy those pantone chips too.

  14. Tom Watson Avatar

    That’s just great stuff. I too am amazed you were able to collect them all from the same tree and have the colors still be so vibrant.

  15. Doron Meir Avatar

    Love the maple colors, and now that I’ve see this post I love it even more!