Oh, the memories of going through Pantone swatch books and fans, trying to fine the perfect CMYK color back in the day when we worked in print and packaging. Ask any designer and they're likely to wax poetic about their worn out and trusted color matching guide. Knowing this, one could do worse that possibly consider gifting one of these Pantone branded iPhone 4 or iPad cases for the designer in their life...
Accessory manufacturer Case Scenario is offering 9 different colours for the iPhone 4 case, our favourites being those belonging in the gray to black range, while iPad owners have 4 options of blue, red, black and gray. No word on pricing yet, but considering other Pantone brand approved licensing, both accessories should come in at a reasonable price.
Other Pantone licensed tech gift ideas include the Pantone Color Library App for iPhone. There also the myPANTONE X-Ref App which we recommended for those looking for a way to convert screen RGB colour formulations into paints for print and the home, useful when you're aiming to get the look you seen on screen.
Or how about a Pantone colour emblazoned PANTONE Flash Drive?
And the world of Pantone isn't limited to tech items, with a wide range of other branded items including bikes, storage bins (perfect for the home office), kitchen containers, and of course, coffee mugs for your morning brew. Apparently the love of Pantone is so prevalent in some circles, some people may be inclined to stay at a Pantone branded hotel! Colour us pleasantly surprised.