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This article was published on September 18, 2015

This design project uses emoji to help you remember Pantone colors

This design project uses emoji to help you remember Pantone colors
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Remembering hundreds of Pantone colors is no easy task, so one design studio wants to help… with emoji.

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A design project by Burro Studio places emoji over Pantone color strips as a visual aid to remember colors. The icons may not completely match the Pantone backdrop, but they do at least complement the color.

Each strip also gets a fanciful name. ‘Nighiri Red’ and ‘Cheese Burger ‘are two of my favorites, though maybe I’m just hungry.  

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There are perhaps too many colors to usefully describe with standard emoji, but it’s an interesting take on the traditional numbers and letters system. It likely just came up as a fun idea for Burro Studio’s team, but there’s some degree of a usefulness to it; emoji could help visualize a color more easily than a name or code.

Besides, if people are okay with ‘Minion Yellow‘ being an actual thing, we can’t really judge.

Moji Itten [Burro Studio via Gizmodo]

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