Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company, has announced PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, which it describes as “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace,” as the PANTONE Color of the Year selection for 2016. Pantone explains that as consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to the stress of modern day lives, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill the yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.
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Oil prices eased for a second day on Tuesday on signs that global economic growth is being hit by the U.S.-China trade war, although losses were limited by tensions in the Middle East after last week’s tanker attacks. Oil prices have fallen around 20% since 2019 highs reached in April, in part due to concerns about the U.S.-China trade war and disappointing economic data. Putting further pressure on oil, the U.S. energy department said on Monday that shale oil output is expected to reach a record in July. Click Read More below for additional information.
GDUSA recently published its annual roundup of Students To Watch sponsored by The Creative Group. The students were so interesting — and so many readers have asked to learn more about the schools which nurture them — that we’ve compiled an alphabetical roundup of the institutions represented. We’ve enhanced that list with a handful of other favorites based on GDUSA and other surveys of designers and educators, combined with own subjective observations. The theme: education is more important than ever as the lines between the studio and the classroom, the office and the academy, the university and society, continue to blur.