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Posted in Color, Contest, DNA Art, new product, Promotions by Brittany on June 3rd, 2014
 

New Colors for DNA 11

It’s been a while since we had some new colors in the DNA Portrait options – we’re about to change that!

We have come up with ten potential color options, and we want your help to choose which ones go on our site. Just vote for your favorite option to help us decide. The winning portraits will appear on the site, ready to be purchased shortly after that!

Vote Now Colors

Help us out and Vote Now!
Voting will end Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. 

 
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Posted in Color, History by Brittany on May 6th, 2014
 

The Original Pantone - book from 1692 depicts and describes every color

In today’s world it is easy to image the wide range of colors that are possible in the world. With tools like Photoshop and online color pickers, we can interactively choose any hue, shade, saturation, lightness, etc. in the blink of an eye.

But what about 300 years ago, when an artist wanted a very specific shade of red, or the perfect color of blue for the night sky? It wasn’t as easy as that.

That’s what makes this book, by someone called “A. Boogert” so extraordinary. This artist handwrote and painted over 700 pages of colors, descriptions and explanations. Historian Erik Kwakkel, who posted the book on his blog, says that it was written as an educational guide although as the only copy it had probably not reached the extent of artists that the author would have hoped.

Take a look at some of the other colors that were documented below, and remember the author had to create each of these hues using the perfect combination of paint and water — don’t take your modern-age color picker for granted!

The Original Pantone - book from 1692 depicts and describes every color

The Original Pantone - book from 1692 depicts and describes every color

The Original Pantone - book from 1692 depicts and describes every color

The Original Pantone - book from 1692 depicts and describes every color

If you love color – check out our DNA Portraits!

Via Colossal

 
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