Pantone Gets Fleshed Out. Literally. Human Skin Matched To Pantone Colors.

Human Skin as Pantone Colors

Flying around the blogosphere, faster than news of The God Particle, is this eye-catching and colorful project. In an attempt to create a catalog of human skin tones, Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass started an ongoing project called Humanae in which she matches a subject’s flesh color to that of the Pantone Matching System.

Human Skin Matched To Pantone Colors

Angelica’s Self-portrait:

Photographing her subjects (each subject is photographed against a backdrop that is the same color as an 11×11 pixel space on their face.):

Some of the results:


images courtesy of Angelica Dass, brought to my attention via DesignBoom