Friday, August 3, 2012

Art project defines subjects by Pantone skin colors

Model for "Humanae" colors of humanity project

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The Complex Media & Design

Link to Article:
Spanish Artist Classifies Human Skin Tones with Pantone Coloring System
"Humanae" is an art project by Spanish artist Angelica Dass that portrays a huge array of human subjects, each photographed in front of a background corresponding to the average Pantone color value of their facial skin color.  The Pantone color classification alphanumeric code then entitles the photo of the subject.

Excerpt: "For those who are unsure of what I’m talking about, Pantone is a standardized color matching system that utilizes a numbering system for identifying colors. This system is essential for anyone who works with print, e.g: graphic designers, print shops, etc.

The chart features portraits of people who are paired with an exact Pantone shade which has been extracted from a 11×11 pixel-sample of the person’s face. The ultimate goal is to record and catalog, through a scientific measurement, all possible complexions."

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