#134 Vision & Clarity

#134 Vision & Clarity
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Celebrating 2020 — New Year, New Decade

Amper­Art #134 Vision & Clar­i­ty is a com­bi­na­tion of two con­cepts, one year apart: The orig­i­nal illus­tra­tion of eye­glass­es form­ing an amper­sand for the num­ber 2020 was cre­at­ed in Decem­ber 2018, a year in advance of its intend­ed release. Then, short­ly before New Year 2020, the Pan­tone® Col­or of the Year was announced for 2020, which is Pan­tone® 19 – 4052 Clas­sic Blue. The Amper­Art design was then mod­i­fied to reflect Pantone’s phi­los­o­phy for choos­ing this color:
“Sug­ges­tive of the sky at dusk, the reas­sur­ing qual­i­ties of the thought-​provoking PANTONE® 19 – 4052 Clas­sic Blue high­light our desire for a depend­able and sta­ble foun­da­tion on which to build as we cross the thresh­old into a new era.
“Imprint­ed in our psy­ches as a rest­ful col­or, PANTONE® 19 – 4052 Clas­sic Blue brings a sense of peace and tran­quil­i­ty to the human spir­it, offer­ing refuge. Aid­ing con­cen­tra­tion and bring­ing laser like clar­i­ty, PANTONE® 19 – 4052 Clas­sic Blue re-​centers our thoughts. A reflec­tive blue tone, Clas­sic Blue fos­ters resilience.”
Hence, the com­bined con­cepts of (1) vision & clar­i­ty, which allow us to expe­ri­ence (2) the infi­nite beau­ty of the sky inspired by Pan­tone Clas­sic Blue, make up this artwork.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Pan­tone has been part of my entire career, when it was the pre­mier stan­dard for ensur­ing con­sis­tent col­or from the draw­ing board to the press. (And that’s about all — this is before dig­i­tal any­thing. No mon­i­tors, no inter­net, no print­ers. Can you fath­om that?) At that time, in the 60s, 70s & ear­ly 80s, Pan­tone dealt only with the graph­ics indus­try. It has since become the author­i­ty on col­or for home and busi­ness décor, fab­rics, plas­tics, and dig­i­tal media. And since 1999, begin­ning with Cerulean, Pan­tone has influ­enced the world with its Pan­tone Col­or of the Year. 

For more infor­ma­tion on Pan­tone 19 – 4052 Clas­sic Blue, vis­it https://​www​.pan​tone​.com/​c​o​l​o​r​-​f​i​n​d​e​r​/19 – 4052-TCX

For infor­ma­tion about Pan­tone, and their time­line of devel­op­ment, vis­it https://​www​.pan​tone​.com/​a​b​o​u​t​/​a​b​o​u​t​-​p​a​n​t​one


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