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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

Agus Echague

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolours. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of colour in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.
It’s hard not to compare the hundreds of pages of colour to its contemporary equivalent the Pantone Color Guide.

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