Flowery Pantone Cards

With these – basically really simple – cards I connected the beauty of nature, of flowers and plants, with certain feelings or moments.

Once, when I was sitting in the garden with my boyfriend and really felt good all over, I had the idea to somehow represent this feeling graphically. The well-known Pantone cards with the named colour tones offered the perfect template to realise this.


The colour-coordinated cards, some of which are within a theme, depict different colours and facets of nature. The subtle titles give information about what I associate this plant with – and leave room for own interpretations. For I was less interested in having every viewer agree with my interpretation – completely and utterly – but rather in recognising small peculiarities in the pictorial material.


To begin with, I chose a colour, opened Adobe Photoshop, coloured the background and created simple cards on it. Then I went on a search and collected different types of plants, thought about what I wanted to depict – and carefully put them together so that they would make a pleasant overall picture. Then I positioned the plants, cut them out and finally named them.


The result is eight colourful cards that share the same structure but all have different “characters”. I would like to add more cards in the future whenever I feel like it and thus permanently expand my small collection.