This is such a smart and simply perfect idea we can't believe we hadn't seen it before. Globe skateboards has teamed with Pantone® colors for a special "Pantone Color Of The Year Dipped Deck Box Set" featuring 5 limited edition 8.25" decks, each paint-dipped in the official Pantone Color Of The Year and engraved with color name and Pantone number. Obvioulsy we often live and die by our Pantone color swatch book, and this collab is the exact sort of hybrid of usability and art piece. 

Just recently, Globe recently Box Set 1, limited to an edition of 200, and featuring these 5 colors from 2011-2020:

2020 Classic Blue PANTONE 19-4052
2019 Living Coral PANTONE 16-1546
2018 Ultra Violet PANTONE 18-3838
2017 Greenery PANTONE 15-0343
2012 Tangerine Tango PANTONE 17-1463

Each deck is laser-etched with color story and official collaboration information, including limited-edition individualized numbering on each top. Stay tuned for information on Box Set 2, coming later this Fall worldwide. 

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The global authority for color communication and inspiration since 1963. A wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, Pantone is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions.

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. The selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences which include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.

United by over three decades of boardsports, street culture, design and film, GLOBE represents an international network of riders and designers. Emerging out of the Melbourne underground skate scene of the 1970s, Australian brothers Stephen, Peter and Matt Hill started a skateboard distribution business that set off a new movement in Australia and eventually led to the launch of the GLOBE brand in 1994. GLOBE is premium boardsports footwear, apparel and skateboards.

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