Pantone’s Purple Honoring Prince

Inspired by Prince’s one-of-a-kind Yamaha purple piano, a new standardized custom color has been released by the Pantone Color Institute and the Prince Estate. Instead of a name and numeric value, as is standard for Pantone, the deep, regal color is simply represented by Prince’s “Love Symbol #2,” which the artist himself used from 1993 to 2000. From the nickname the “Purple One” to his …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Beautifully designed book covers, powerful news photos, the color of the year and more

1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there’s been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps more reason to act than ever before. Some of the 25 news photos chosen by The Atlantic are incredibly powerful (for example, Ieshia Evans …

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery

Symbolizing a refresh, rejuvenation and new beginnings, Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is “nature’s neutral.” The hue—called Greenery—is also hopeful, and the choice is linked with politics. According to Leatrice Eiseman (executive director of the Pantone Color Institute), “‘Rejuvenate,’ ‘revitalize’ and ‘reassurance’ are all the things we look for in a very complex social and political environment. Greenery symbolizes our growing desire for a …