Royal Blue

  • AuthorNeil
  • Date 27 June 2012
  • CategoryGraphic Design

In celebration of the queen’s diamond jubilee, advertising agency Leo Burnett and Pantone have created a limited edition colour book.

Shaped like her majesty, the pantone guide charts the color of her most memorable outfits from the last 60 years. There are 60 queen shaped reference pages beginning with colors from her coronation through to present day. On each page is the exact colour reference, matched by pantone’s emulation system, as well as the date and location that particular shade was worn.

Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the pantone colour institute, says that one of the stand out colors for her is ‘pantone13-0755 primrose yellow’ from Liz’s outfit she wore to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Eiseman also notes that “blue is a staple colour in the queen’s wardrobe. Blues traditionally have calming properties and she is often seen wearing them during difficult times.”

Not only is this a great way for Pantone and design agencies to celebrate the diamond jubilee, but also a bit of a geek moment for all the graphic designers who love a good pantone swatch book. There is no information of how many they produced or how you get your hands on them but we will update as soon as we find out.

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