The colour chart, limited to just 60 copies (we’re most honoured to receive one) doesn’t just show colours that the Queen Elizabeth II might consider wearing, given her penchant for monochrome pastel coloured outfits, but instead documents the colours that the Queen actually wore on 60 different occasions during her 60 year reign, including the Primrose Yellow she wore at William and Kate’s wedding in April last year, the Canal Blue outfit she wore to Royal Ascot in 2008, and the Pink Carnation colour she sported at the Chelsea Garden Party in 1967.
Of the Queen’s colour choices over the years, Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman says: “The Queen’s decision to favour one colour in every outfit is a strong style statement. Monochromatic colour schemes make the wearer appear taller, delivering a more stately air.”
Apparently The Queen herself has been sent one of these limited edition Pantone reference guides. One does hope Her Majesty approves.
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The June issue of Creative Review features an interview with the editors of new book Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Graphic Design. Plus a profile on multi-award-winning director Johnny Kelly, a look at the latest techniques in movie marketing, the mission to cross CGI’s Uncanny Valley, a review of the Barbican’s Bauhaus show, logos by artists and much more. Plus, in Monograph this month, we look behind the scenes at the making of an amazing installation for Guinness, carved from solid wood.
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