Postcards

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Pantone® Postcard Project
By Emily Martin and 99 others
Designed by Sara Sauers Printed by Book Mobile
105 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches.
$30 plus $5.00 shipping within the US, additional shipping costs elsewhere.
The Pantone® Postcard Project was started in 2013, when Emily Martin sent postcards to 99 other makers throughout the US, in Canada, Italy, Chile and the United Kingdom to respond to the color they received, do something to the card and return it through the US postal service. This catalog shows all 100 cards, front and back with biographical information on each maker and a thumbnail image of the original card. There is a foreward by Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Books at the Library of Congress and a preface by Emily Martin. To order use this form PPPP

RSVP, 140 N. Linn St. Iowa City, IA has the catalogs for sale in their shop. Monday – Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sundays noon – 4pm.

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The catalogs have arrived! I will be selling catalogs at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, CA, February 5-8, 2017. Copies of the catalogs can be ordered by contacting me through the contact button. Copies are $30.00 with additional shipping costs of $5.oo within the US, $20.00 to Canada and $30.00 anywhere else.

PPP Catalog: The Kickstarter campaign is fully funded to print a catalog of all the postcards from the Pantone Postcard Project. The Kickstarter campaign ended on September 24.  The catalogs will be available in February, 2017.

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I am pleased to announce plans for a catalog of the Pantone Postcard Project. There will be a Kickstarter campaign to defray the upfront costs for the design and printing that will be announced soon. There will be an introductory essay by Mark Dimunation (#19-4305 Pirate Black). Sara Sauers (#4685) will be the book designer. I (19-3935 Deep Cobalt) will also write an essay about the project. The postcards will be shown front and back with a thumbnail of the original postcard.

 

2015 Exhibits: London, England:

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The postcards were on exhibit in June 15 to July 3, 2015 at the St. Bride’s Foundation gallery in London. More information at Designer Bookbinders

 

Oxford, England:

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The postcards had an informal outing in Oxford in May 2015.

 

Codex V, Richmond, CA, USA:

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The postcards were on exhibit during Codex V at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA, USA February 8-11, 2015. More information at The Codex Foundation

 

2014 Exhibit: Iowa City, IA:

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The postcards were on display at RSVP, 140 N. Linn St, Iowa City, IA USA for the month of June, 2014. A reception was held during gallery walk Friday June 6 from 5 to 8pm.

 

An article on the project:

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The postcards have a lovely write-up in the University of Iowa Alumni Magazine, published by the University of Iowa Alumni Association, www.iowalum.com) Download the pdf here: PPP article

There is also a very interesting article about color theory 800 years before the Pantone® Matching System: Before Pantone

 

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If you are interested in hosting an exhibit of the postcards please contact me through the contact link on this website.

Postcards were added to this page in the order they were received, the last is at the top, scroll down to view the individual postcards, click on any image to enlarge the image. The postcards are going on tour in a series of informal exhibits and there will be a schedule of exhibits in 2013-15. Photos of the various exhibits are added as they occur with most recent at the top of the page.

 

2013 exhibits: Cedar Rapids, IA, USA:

The postcards in their first formal exhibit in the Commons, the first floor gallery of CSPS in Cedar Rapids, IA, USA from December 5 to 29, 2013.

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CSPS, 1103 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA USA. Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat and Noon-4pm Sun. http://legionarts.org/

 

Venice and Cornuda, Italy:

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The postcards were displayed in two locations in Italy in November, 2013. The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia http://www.scuolagrafica.it/ The Tipoteca Italiana http://www.tipoteca.it/ and at

 

Washington DC:

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The postcards were displayed in October 2013 in Washington DC at the Guild of Book Workers meeting and at the Library of Congress. There was also a clandestine reunion of Pantone® products in the gift shop of the Phillips Collections.

 

Santiago, Chile:

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In the first of several informal exhibits the postcards were viewed in October 2013 at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile in Santiago, Chile.

 

My thanks  to all the makers, the original volunteers and those who were able to step in for those people who were unable to complete their cards. The project started in March, 2013 and the last postcard was received in October, 2013. Postcards have added in the order they were received, the last is at the top, scroll down to view the individual postcards, click on any image to enlarge the image.

My sister Martha inadvertently set this project in motion by giving me a set of the Pantone® postcards as a Valentine’s Day gift. The project started on March 5, 2013 my other sister Carol’s birthday so for some kind of sibling symmetry I declared my brother David’s birthday, April 22, 2013 as the end date.

I put out a call on Facebook for volunteers to receive a postcard randomly selected for them and then to consider, reflect on, in some way react to the color they had been given and do something to the postcard in response to that consideration, reflection or reaction and put it back in the mail to me. The only restriction is that the postcard be able to pass through the US Postal Service. In a frantic 17 hours, some of which I was asleep, all the postcards were claimed and mailed out to 25 states and the District of Columbia in the US, Canada, Chile, Italy and the UK.

I am posting images of the cards and the makers’ names as they come back. I am also posting the images and names on the Pantone® Postcard Project page on Facebook. There will be at least one exhibit of the postcards. All events and activities will be announced here and on Facebook.

 

The Individual Cards:

Postcards have added in the order they were received, the last is at the top, click on any image to enlarge the image.

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#18-0119 – Robin Price

 

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#12-0524 – Sara Langworthy

 

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#7654 – Mary Merkel-Hess

 

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#15-2706 – Isabel Barbuzza

 

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#7726 – Laura Martin

 

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#3278 – Picasso Gaglione

 

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#16-1329 – Sandro Berra and Paolo Celotto

 

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#535 – Erin Morris

 

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#15-1247 – Codi Josephson

 

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#17-4021 – unfortunately currently lost in the mail

 

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#19-2025 – Giselle Simon

 

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#350 – Melissa Jay Craig

 

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#16-1255 – Amy LeePard

 

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#15-5210 – Julia Leonard and Giselle Simon

 

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#9044 – Lee Thomson

 

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#19-6110 – David Esslemont

 

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#3985 – Kathy Jackson

 

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#15-0942 – Mary Sullivan

 

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#277 – Dory Weiss and Katie Jones

 

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#677 – Jessica Lacher-Feldman

 

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#14-1119 – Andrew Huot

 

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#14-1911 – Roberta Lavadour

 

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#7737 – Eileen Wallace

 

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#14-1513 – Kyle Holland

 

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#17-1456 – Lindsey Beal

 

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#17-1524 – Elizabeth Sheehan

 

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#13-1107 – Gabrielle Schaffner

 

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#4545 – Ben Rinehart

 

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#394 – Mel Andringa

 

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#142 – Tess Varney

 

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#12-0313 – Kristin Balmer

 

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#1797 – Dorothy Berman

 

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#4685 – Sara Sauers

 

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#9241 – Lynne Avadenka

 

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#635 – Judith Redding

 

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#Cool Gray 7 – Kirin Makker

 

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#5125 – Beth Curren

 

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#583 – Kerri Cushman

 

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#19-1250 – Mare Blocker

 

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#7548 – Michael Durgin

 

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#9180 – Bexx Caswell

 

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#605 – Cecile Webster

 

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#476 – Berel Lutsky

 

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#7590 – Abby Brueker, student of Berel Lutsky

 

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#13-5304 – Kari Hrudska, student of Berel Lutsky

 

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#7720 – Haly Lindholm, student of Berel Lutsky

 

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#17-1436 – Jared Koch, student of Berel Lutsky

 

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#17-5722 – Kat Tandy

 

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#199 – Roni Gross

 

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#19-3438 – Carolina Chini Larrea

 

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#14-3612 – Pamela Olson

 

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#18-1248 – Linda Cunningham

 

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#18-4330 – Sarah Bryant

 

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#15-1816 – Michele Choban

 

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#15-6437 – Karen Lightner

 

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#17-1210 – Leslie Delavan

 

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#14-1419 – Patricia Silva

 

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#108 – Megan Berner

 

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14-4516 – Andrea Krupp

 

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#600 – Amy Borezo

 

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#214 – Lia ter Heide

 

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#691 – Rosemary Cohen

 

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#18-4525 – Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

 

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#13-0850 – Jessica Peterson

 

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#3903 – Sarabeth Noggle

 

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#16-1439 – Susan Chi McCoy

 

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#11-4804 – David Heffner

 

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#493 – Rory Golden

 

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#7493 – Laura Semken

 

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#14-0848 – Alexandra Janezic

 

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#414 – Mimi White

 

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#12-0727 – Anne Covell

 

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#9320 – Gwenyth Lloyd

 

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#17-1564 – Thom Hall

 

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#345 – Karen Hanmer

 

#656 – Julie and Margaret Kearney

 

#14-0852 Freesia – Debra Fink Bachelder

 

#19-4305 Pirate Black – Mark Dimunation

 

#383 – Lauren Falkenberry

 

#16-1432 Almond – Laura Davidson

 

#Warm Gray 2 – Celine Lombardi

 

#5555 – Gary Eleinko

 

#5405 – Missy Gaido Allen

 

#7415 – Wendy Rodgers

 

#18-4530 Celestial – Betty Bright

 

#18-2326 Cactus Flower – Sarah Yake

 

#19-3921 Black Iris – Cheryl Jacobsen

 

#18-3025 Striking Purple – Velma Bolyard

 

 

#13-0645 Limeade –  Alice Austin

 

#466 – Karin Spitfire

 

#12-5204 Morning Mist – Maureen Connolly

 

#15-0543 Apple Green – Andrew Borloz

 

#19-3935 Deep Cobalt – Emily Martin

 

#485 – Liv Rockefeller

 

#291 – Colleen Varney

 

#152 – Erin Maurelli

 

#18-5621 Fir – Kate Whorton

 

 

#100 – Ellen Knudson

 

 

#732 – Esther K Smith

 

 

#9041 – Mark Stevenson

 

 

#166 – Russell Maret