We love all things Pantone, but maybe we don’t love them quite as much as Nick Smith does. He’s an artist in London who recreates famous works of art using Pantone color swatches. Taking a cultural obsession with Pantone to the next level, Smith uses individual Pantone chips to recreate classic paintings from famous artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh, Warhol and Magritte.
Deconstructing original paintings, Smith reassembles each masterpiece as pixelated versions of the originals — and they’re still completely recognizable. The resulting artwork is a modern, but still iconic, replica of the classics. The paintings still have the color numbers at the bottom of each chip so you could base your whole living room decor around the color palette of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe if you really wanted to.
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