Following up on the previous article about “Ultimate Pantone Inspiration“, it would be imperative to make reference to another of Pantone’s icons: the Pantone Posters.
Pantone Posters were originally a working medium, used by everyone in the printing industry. They were the upscaled version of the tiny pocket-format charts we all know, and by then, you would surely find them a constant presence surrounding all spaces involved on design and print.
Nowadays they still continue to be printed and are still around, but in a more kitch“ier” form of existence; they serve mostly as “geek-design” decoration articles.
But if for some chance we share the same passion for old-school printing processes, and that profound admiration for vintage design items, I’m pretty sure the Out-of-Print originals will be much more appealing and inspirational to you.
Those of you lucky enough to have any original print at home my advice is: keep it; they are considered a collector’s item and should be cherished and esteemed as such.
P.S. I can also take donations :)