Creating Food #PantonePairings with @dschwen
Minneapolis-based illustrator and art director David Schwen (@dschwen) has long used Instagram as a creative outlet, documenting unique typography, literally interpreting common turns of phrase, and adding notification badges to everyday objects.
But lately, Schwen has embarked on a new theme: through the hashtag #pantonepairings, he has recreated paired Pantone color swatches with commonly paired food items.
“As a designer, you’re constantly picking color chips and pairing them up with one another. A while back I had an idea of making Pantone chips out of real household objects—sponges, cardboard, and the like. But while I was finishing up a poster design, I had taped two Pantone chips together to see how they looked next to one another. Instantly I thought of how people pair food together, and that was that. Pantone pairings.”
Transport for London (TFL) has commissioned this uplifting artwork to promote cycling in London. Inspirational wording has been moulded into bike frames which have been shot in sunny, green settings from across the city.
The overall feeling is of a utopian cycle haven. I’ve cycled in London almost every day for eight or nine years and while it’s not perfect—it is certainly improving and becoming more popular all the time. I especially like the lighting in these images, which apparently was hard to achieve in all the rain!
Seen all over the capital in advertising and information materials, it was produced by M&C Saatchi and created by Andrew Long and James Millers. The photography was commissioned to Jason Hindley and the CGI to Smoke & Mirrors.
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