10 delightful illustrations drawn around Pantone swatchbooks

Mir has used the swatchbooks we all have on our desks as the starting point for a fun drawing project.

Ecuadorian creative agency Mir has come up with an amusing, inventive series of illustrations based around Pantone swatchbooks.

Using the books as the starting off point for a version of The Shape Game, the agency's team has drawn artworks around the swatchbooks. Some use the books fanned out to create a peacock's feathers, skirt, a sunset, a mohican haircut or, er, a fan (shown here).

Others use them as blocks to form a bus, tower block or the Ecuadorian flag.

It's a simple idea that's really well-executed – fun and seemingly dashed-off in a spurt of creative inspiration.

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The studio has also created a couple of images from individual swatches, including this seasonal tree.

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