The music puns contained in these color swatch cards from Chic & Artistic are pure genius! The Paris-based creative studio combined classic Pantone color swatches with suggestive typography; when read together they reveal themselves to be names of classic rock songs from The Beatles to Elvis.

How many did you guess? From Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ to The Beatles classic ‘Yellow Submarine’ to Elvis’ ‘Blue Suede Shoes,' ACDC’s ‘Back in Black’ and even Visage’s ‘Fade to Grey’ the ‘Panto n’ Roll’ cards will be a big hit with any music fans.

These images are an excellent fusion of clever design and popular culture melding together in a fresh and fun way. I’m wondering if Chic & Artistic will release these color swatches as prints as I would definitely hang the Prince and Beatles ones proudly in my apartment!


Photo Credits: designboom, chic-artistic