Pantone Merkel

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The most widely distributed version of "Pantone" Merkel has 100 images of chancellor Angela Merkel arranged into a color chart.

The "Pantone Merkel", also known as the "many shades of Merkel" or "Merkel Rainbow", is a compilation of photos of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, collected by Dutch graphic designer Noortje van Eekelen.[1] It consists of an overview of Merkel's jackets arranged into a chart by colour in a manner similar to the Pantone color chart. The "Pantone Merkel" also includes captions describing the locations and dates the photos were taken.

The series is composed of 100 different news photos of public moments and has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of Merkel, including many variations and imitations.[2] The project went viral and gained considerable media attention via social media[3] and was published by many international websites, magazines[4][5][6][7][8][9] and newspapers, including The Guardian,[10][11] Daily Mail,[12] The New York Times,[13] and The Telegraph.[14]

Background[edit]

The Pantone Merkel was created as part of the project "The Spectacle of the Tragedy",[15] a website with collected and repurposed images identifying the politicians who navigate the Eurozone crisis. The project was made as part of van Eekelen's Master of Design at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, and is generally described as a satire of the crisis.[16] The project approaches the Eurozone crisis through a wide variety of disciplines, such as fashion,[17][18][19][20] art,[21] design,[22][23][24][25] journalism,[26][27][28] politics,[29][30][31] and economics.[32] The purpose of The Spectacle of the Tragedy is to generate a platform to reflect on the euro crisis, by "[telling] a visual story about the politicians that navigate the Euro crisis" and giving readers "an insight into their irresponsible behavior".[33] The project can be interpreted as an entertaining diversion[34][35] and commentary on how our European leaders[36] are trying to secure financial security in the eurozone.

In contrast to many female celebrities and public figures, Merkel is known for purchasing and repeatedly wearing her own formal clothes. In 2014 the newspaper Bild praised Merkel for attending a formal event in a tunic she had owned since at least 1996.[37][38]

Imitation[edit]

In (online) discussions, the "Pantone Merkel" is often compared to the "Diamond Jubilee Colour Guide" by Pantone[39] and Leo Burnett London.[40] The Pantone Merkel has been imitated several times by various parties, including Reuters[41] and the German Bild;[42] it has also been shown in different exhibitions[43][44][45] and lectures.[46][47][48][49] The artistic approach of the Pantone Merkel was followed by the Dutch image editor Frank Schallmaier, who reached a large audience in December 2013 with a series of photos called "De hand van Hollande".[50]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noortje van Eekelen". Noortje van Eekelen. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Helmut Zermin (10 March 2013). "DER MINISTER - Angela Murkel zieht sich an - YouTube". Retrieved 1 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "ZEIT ONLINE". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ La Repubblica Magazine (PRINT), La Merkel nel pantone ce ne fa vedere di tutti i colori (August 10, 2012)
  5. ^ Le Monde Magazine (PRINT), Vur sur le Net — Affaires Classees (October 26, 2012)
  6. ^ The Irish Times Magazine (PRINT), The measure of Merkel (September 14, 2013)
  7. ^ To Vima Magazino, (PRINT) 24 ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ισ ΤΗσ (September 25, 2013)
  8. ^ "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "This Week in Photography: An Upskirt Ban, Getty's Big Giveaway, and a Fighter Pilot Selfie". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  10. ^ Cochrane, Lauren (9 October 2012). "Angela Merkel's jackets: many colours but just one look". the Guardian. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Shorter cuts: news doesn't get any smaller". the Guardian. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  12. ^ "50 Shades of Angela Merkel: German Chancellor's outfits recreated as Pantone colour chart (but none of them are very sexy)". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  13. ^ Times, The New York. "Fashion News We're Reading Now". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  14. ^ Chan, Szu Ping (23 September 2013). "Business news and markets: as it happened - September 23, 2013". Retrieved 1 November 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  15. ^ "The Spectacle of the Tragedy". thespectacleofthetragedy.eu. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  16. ^ Internet, Unidad Editorial. "La sátira de la crisis: del armario de Merkel a las chicas de Berlusconi". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  17. ^ "L'anti-mode habitée par la mode: le cas Merkel". 12 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ "L'arc-en-ciel selon Angela Merkel". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Le blazer : la fashion fixette d'Angela Merkel - Elle". 24 September 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Asos, Shaded of Merkel (September 16 2013)". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  21. ^ gestalten. "Journal". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Home". www.ddw.nl. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  23. ^ Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, Search / Find / Like / Share (May 25 2013, France)
  24. ^ design, cité du. "Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2013 - Expositions - Z1-The dream team". www.biennale-design.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Convirtieron en Pantone a la Canciller Angela Merkel". 26 October 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  26. ^ Cu., L. "«Pantone Merkel», la cancelliera e quelle novanta giacche (in tempi di crisi)". Retrieved 1 November 2018. line feed character in |title= at position 35 (help)
  27. ^ País, El (10 October 2012). "Merkel luce la chaqueta de la afrenta". Retrieved 1 November 2018 – via elpais.com.
  28. ^ express.co.uk, Emily Fox for (10 September 2012). "Angela Merkel and her coats of many colours". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  29. ^ La Repubblica (IPAD), Le Giacche della Merkel (July 22, 2012)
  30. ^ Wiebking, Jennifer. "Farbenfrohe Hosenanzüge: Jacke wie Hose". Retrieved 1 November 2018 – via www.faz.net.
  31. ^ "The measure of Merkel". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  32. ^ "O que têm Angela Merkel e as amigas de Berlusconi em comum?". 6 August 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  33. ^ van Eekelen, Noortje. "About". The Spectacle of the Tragedy. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  34. ^ "Pantone Merkel: las mil y una chaquetas de la canciller alemana". www.abc.es. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  35. ^ "50 Shades Of Angela Merkel". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  36. ^ "The measure of Merkel". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  37. ^ "Unsere Kanzlerin bei den Salzburger Festspielen 1996, 2002, 2014. Sie bleibt sich treu. Schön!". Twitter. Bild. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  38. ^ Schuman, Rebecca. "Angela Merkel's Been Wearing the Same Amazing Tunic for 18 Years". Slate. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  39. ^ "myPANTONE - Palette Fit for a Queen". www.pantone.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  40. ^ "Home - Leo Burnett". Leo Burnett. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  41. ^ "Search Result". pictures.reuters.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  42. ^ [Bild, Merkels Farbenlehre (July 18, 2012) (PRINT) ]
  43. ^ The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Search/Find/Like/Share (March 28 2013, Belgrade)
  44. ^ West Texas A&M University, GDFB 2012 (February 22 2012, United States)
  45. ^ "Delft University of Technology, Search/Find/Like/Share (September 13 2013 The Netherlands)". Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  46. ^ Mezz Breda, Pecha Kucha (February 28, 2013, The Netherlands)
  47. ^ "Ignite Amsterdam 21". Mediamatic. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  48. ^ "Bright Night #20: de sprekers". Bright. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  49. ^ Tivoli Utrecht, PechaKucha Night (October 11, 2012, The Netherlands) [permanent dead link]
  50. ^ "Nieuws, achtergronden en columns van de Volkskrant". www.volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 1 November 2018.

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