The Pantone Postcard Project @ St Brides Library

I’m a bit behind, (better late than never) but the other week I popped into St Brides Library with Soofiya and Sara to see Emily Martin’s Pantone Postcard Project. (I think it’s finished now, but wanted to share it with you guys anyway!)

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The 100 postcards, mainly contributed from creatives in the USA, were displayed in colour order creating a rainbow. Both the front and back were on show, showcasing the stamps and messages from participants.

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A variety of mediums had been used to create a design relating to the pantone colour/name; sewing, collage, drawing, stamping and cutting.

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I loved the pea green submission – lovely letterpress!

We even spotted a rogue entry from a lady who missed the deadline but wanted to join in anyway:

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Whilst taking a photo of Soof, I noticed that her head scarf matched the array of orange Pantones. We then decided to try and colour match our outfits to see which Pantone we were wearing:

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What do you think – Warm grey 2 for my top maybe?

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My necklace was definitely a Pantone 394 match!

It was a small exhibition but a really nice idea, and something I would love to have been involved in. Maybe I’ll do my own postcard project… (not really, I think I had enough of that organising Auction 13 at University!) Well done to Emily and the 100 creatives that took part 🙂 If you’re interested in books and printing you should visit St Brides – the building itself is beautiful and they also hold lots of designery talks and workshops (remember the Something to Say talks that I went to back in 2012?).

Happy Friday 🙂

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