Pantone Colour of the Year for 2012 and fonts

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Pantone Colour of the Year for 2012 and fonts

Postby William » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:12 am

Pantone has announced the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2012.

The colour is called Tangerine Tango.

http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/ca ... aspx?ca=88

At the time of writing this forum post, there is also a feature on the main Pantone page.

http://www.pantone.com

I am using the CMYK encoding (0, 82, 80, 0) to represent the colour, noting that the Pantone page states that this is described as "Closest Match".

I later noticed that that is different from the CMYK value on the last page of the pdf mentioned later in this post.

I am using the Serif PagePlus X4 desktop publishing program and the Sonnet Calligraphic 035 font, in a similar manner to the way that I used the Serif PagePlus X3 desktop publishing program and the Sonnet Calligraphic 029 font for the feature about the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2011.

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3312

Tangarine Tango is also included in the Pantone fashion colour report for spring 2012.

http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr.aspx?pg=20910&ca=4

http://www.pantone.com/downloads/suppor ... ng2012.pdf

I find it interesting that the design of the graphics that can be produced using the Sonnet Calligraphic 035 font is greatly influenced by the particular letters that are used to spell the name of the colour.

For example, had the chosen colour had a name that ended in a lowercase e, then I could have used a calligraphic e at the send of the name. In the event, the name ends in a lowercase o, and the Sonnet Calligraphic font has no calligraphic o. I am wondering if it is possible to have a calligraphic o that looks reasonable.

As it happens, the two letters g in the name of the colour allow for use of calligraphic sorts and the Sonnet Calligraphic 035 font has several from which to choose.

Here are two designs that I have produced.

tangerine_tango_001.png
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tangerine_tango_002.png
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Re: Pantone Colour of the Year for 2012 and fonts

Postby William » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:09 pm

William wrote:For example, had the chosen colour had a name that ended in a lowercase e, then I could have used a calligraphic e at the send of the name. In the event, the name ends in a lowercase o, and the Sonnet Calligraphic font has no calligraphic o. I am wondering if it is possible to have a calligraphic o that looks reasonable.


I have been experimenting with adding a calligraphic o glyph to the Sonnet Calligraphic font.

I have also added another calligraphic g glyph to the font.

The new glyphs are displayed in the word tango in the following illustration.

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Re: Pantone Colour of the Year for 2012 and fonts

Postby William » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:23 am

Please note that the two new glyphs mentioned in the previous post in this thread are available in the Sonnet Calligraphic 037 font.

The font is available in the following post in the Sonnet Calligraphic thread in the gallery forum.

viewtopic.php?p=16173#p16173

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