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The Original Pantone Color Guide Was an 800 Page Tome From 1692

watercolor guide bookI came across the most amazing art book after following a link from twitter yesterday.

watercolor guide book

In the late 17th century, an artist chronicled watercolors in all their hued, tonal, glory. The book is nearly 800 pages long, and completely handwritten and painted. Amazing.

watercolor guide book

And in an incredible connection of old world meets new technology, you can browse the entire work online. There’s just something so mesmerizing about color swatches.

watercolor guide book

via This is Colossal