Globe and Pantone

Boardsports heritage brand, Globe, have just released 2 limited edition box sets with Pantone – the Globe and Pantone® Color of the Year™ series.


The PR from Globe

For more than 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions across fashion and furnishings, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design. As creatives, we speak the language of color and Pantone is our dictionary. In tribute, we offer fellow design and color enthusiasts the ability to skate or collect a piece of color trend history.

For this limited edition series, each color was thoughtfully considered and selected by the design team at Globe from the Pantone Color of the Year archives. Each deck is a numbered edition of 200, dipped in one of the Pantone Colors of the Year from the past two decades.

Our Thoughts

I love these, BUT, I definitely don’t classify myself as a skateboarder. I love them because they’re clean and I personally am very happy they picked Empire Ave Green as one colour. You could hang these on the wall and they’d look really nice (see below), you could keep them in the box for a corner piece in your home, or you could ride them – which I’m sure some people will (and should). Horses for courses is basically the point I’m making, and the course I ride isn’t head butting concrete anymore as I stopped bouncing a long time ago.

The ability to do something like this would be fairly easy – dip some decks, away you go. The challenge with taking the idea, pitching to Pantone and getting them sign off on it for a multi year project is worth of a hat tip to Globe. Not something I imagine would have been easy, let alone to execute like they have. If you too are similarly excited like I am, you can buy the Globe and Pantone boxset from Globe direct, they run at around $600 a set.

All decks are

8.25” wide x 32” tall
Made from Canadian maple
Paint dipped in the official Pantone Color of the Year
Engraved with Color name and Pantone number
Laser-etched with color story and numbered

Buy Now
2000 – 2010

2010 Turquoise PANTONE 15-5519
2009 Mimosa PANTONE 14-0848
2006 Sand Dollar PANTONE 13-1106
2002 True Red PANTONE 19-1664
2000 Cerulean Blue PANTONE 15-4020

2011 – 2020

2020 Classic Blue PANTONE 19-4052
2019 Living Coral PANTONE 16-1546
2018 Ultra Violet PANTONE 18-3838
2017 Greenery PANTONE 15-0343
2012 Tangerine Tango PANTONE 17-1463

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