The Human Pantone Project Will Make You Smile
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The Human Pantone Project Will Make You Smile

Think you’re over Pantone? Well, we never will be. And now, we’ve got a new Pantone-inspired project to swoon over.

Created by photographer Angelica Dass, Humanae is an impressive undertaking that’s all about creating a chromatic range of all different human skin tones. The quite-literal humanness of this project definitely made us look, made us smile and made us wonder what Pantone color swatch we fit into.

The objective of the project is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones, without specific reference to nationality, gender, age, race, social class or religion. It’s beautiful to see how so many ethnically different individuals have very similar skin tones, even though they aren’t technically the same race.

But how are models chosen? Straight from the artist’s website:

There is no previous selection of participants and there are no classifications relating to nationality, gender, age, race, social class or religion. Nor is there an explicit intention to finish it on a specific date. It is open in all senses and it will include all those who want to be part of this overall colossal mosaic. The only limit would be reached by completing all of the world’s population.

We love that this project has no real end — and look forward to checking back on this ongoing “catalog” in months and years to come.

On a personal note, I’ve actually tried to figure out my own Pantone swatch before… or least the tone of One Brown Hand ;)

What have you seen lately that’s made you look? Share links with us in the comments below.