I did a huge post on all things Pantone (the universal color matching system also known as PMS) a ways back and there have since been some new additions to the market. For those Pantone-loving peeps, here they are!
New Pantone Products
SeaVees, Purveyors of California Casual, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color. True to their inspiration, each SeaVees style is named to honor an influential date in 1960’s California-cool history.
With the creation of the 09/63, SeaVees celebrates the founding of Pantone, and the release of the first PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM in September 1963. For the first time in their 45 year history, Pantone has allowed an external design team into their hallowed archives. SeaVees has selected seven vintage colors from the original Pantone color guide.
The palette, chosen from the only authentic guide known to exist, epitomizes the cool, casual style of California in 1963. The series production has been restricted to 1,963 pairs. Each par costs 140.00 USD and will ship in February of 2009. www.seavees.com
Limited edition collection of cuff links and key rings by Sonia Spencer
Inspired by the PANTONE FASHION + HOMES system, Sonia Spencer introduces a striking new collection of contemporary cufflinks and key rings for the modern man and woman. All the items are made from stainless steel for everlasting wear and feature coloured enamel in seasonal PANTONE colors. Each piece comes in a high gloss beautiful black signature box with white leather interior and a PANTONE leaflet showing the colours in that seasonal collection.
Rectangular and Round Pantone Cufflinks:
PANTONE cufflinks designed to resemble the iconic PANTONE chip are made from stainless steel for everlasting wear and feature coloured enamel in seasonal PANTONE colors.
The round ones feature a clever design with one color way combination on one side and one on the other, PANTONE reversible cufflinks give two great looks in one beautiful cufflink set. Made from stainless steel and enamel featuring seasonal PANTONE colors
PANTONE key rings designed to resemble the iconic PANTONE chips are made from stainless steel for everlasting wear and feature coloured enamel in seasonal PANTONE colors.
Buy the above shown Sonia Spencer collection here.
NEW PANTONE Color Splash Drives
Each Color Splash drive is a one-of-kind design. The coloring process produces a random design that is unique to each drive. Drives are a metallic black with a design in one of six colors. These durable, aluminum thumb drives allow you to store your digital photos, music files, business documents, and more on an ultra-small Hi-speed USB flash drive. Please note, these drives can not be personalized. Buy them here
W2 aka Whitbread Wilkinson (the people who make the Pantone mugs) have some new additions as well:
Beautiful generous messenger bag, available in above colors shown, lots of useful interior pockets and bright colored interior lining. Sling it over your shoulder, great for carrying laptops. (Unfortunately they only ship this product within the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, CH The USA and Canada)
above: Witty set of 4 espresso cups in differing tones of brown to suit your coffee strength and tastes. Comes in glossy brown packaging, it will make the best present for the design-conscious coffee lover.
above: New 4 pack espresso cups, in lovely colours: PAPRIKA 179 C , MUSTARD 130 C, GRAPE 520 C, TURQUOISE 3272 C.
Above is sold as a set and includes Pantone® references for the mugs are as follows: Red 186C, Spearmint 3395C, Royal Blue 286C, Lime Green 388C, Pale Blue 549C, Lilac 2583C, Olive Green 5757C, Black 4C, Orange 021C, Process YellowC.
Above: New for spring 2008, an additional set of 10 colored mugs to compliment the original primary ones. Pantone references for the mugs are as follows: PAPRIKA 179 C, BABY BLUE 292 C, LAGOON BLUE 3025 C, DUCK EGG BLUE 337 C, PEA GREEN 363 C, GRAY (cool gray) 10 C, CHOCOLATE 732 C, MUSTARD 130 C, GRAPE 520 C, TURQUOISE 3272 C.
.The item below, the “Rubitone”, a Rubik’s cube made with pantone colors is only a concept, but I’m sure if it were produced, it would sell.