Pantone Clock

Pantone Clock

Michelle Chin
Mar 11, 2011

This might be the ultimate in design nerd decor. And you have to admit it's also some pretty clever recycling. For those not in "the know," a Pantone Color Guide is the designer's go-to resource to properly match the colors they're designing with on-screen with what ultimately comes out of the printer or manufacturer. Note: they're not cheap. But they do fade with age, eventually rendering them useless for their intended purpose.

The fact is that when you've been in a creative field long enough, you'll have several old versions of the guide sitting around. I don't know many folks who replace them every year, as Pantone recommends, but if you work in a design house or advertising agency, there's bound to be a dusty old copy sitting on a shelf somewhere whose colors are slightly faded and of no use to your current or future projects. That is, unless you make this awesome clock!

To see the tutorial for the Pantone Clock pictured above, and several others inspired by it, head over to Instructables.

(Images: gmjhowe / instructables)

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