From This is Colossal: In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing water­colors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfath­omable in its detail and scope. · Go to 271 years before Pantone, an artist mixed and described every color imag­in­able →