a particular day

October 17, 2006

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.


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

Posted by: Doron Meir | Oct 2, 2013 11:44:25 AM

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.

Posted by: Tom Watson | Nov 21, 2007 6:11:22 PM

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

Posted by: Chung Dha | Nov 19, 2007 2:20:06 PM

thats similar to our blog. the new pantone system and you will wonder: a system to mix your coffee in pantone colors....http://blogcast.graustich.com/detailanischt/article/pantone-mischt-neu-das-goe-system.html

Posted by: rené götzenbrugger | Nov 18, 2007 5:04:11 PM

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

Posted by: electro^plankton | Nov 16, 2007 5:17:26 PM

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

Posted by: willzager | Nov 16, 2007 1:01:05 PM

Awesome as always. Nicely done, Chris Glass.

Posted by: Megan | Nov 16, 2007 11:55:43 AM

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

Posted by: stephen Seamark | Nov 16, 2007 5:21:23 AM

very beautiful! i love the pantone leaves.

Posted by: Miho Sakato | Nov 16, 2007 3:01:23 AM

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

Posted by: Karl | Nov 11, 2006 4:44:50 PM

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

Posted by: Cathy | Nov 2, 2006 4:20:58 PM

Beautiful. I love it.

Posted by: Andrea | Oct 22, 2006 12:22:19 AM

Love this pic and love the striking similarity of the Pantone's...beautiful!

Posted by: Natalie | Oct 19, 2006 8:38:38 PM

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!

Posted by: Ian | Oct 19, 2006 6:44:51 AM

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

Posted by: Peter Baker | Oct 18, 2006 2:21:03 PM

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