To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 colourful years on the British throne, Pantone and Leo Burnett London have teamed up to launch a limited edition colour guide as a tribute to the Queen’s fashion-forward colour statements. For over 60 years, Her Majesty has opted for a full spectrum of perfectly colour coordinated ensembles, from the Primrose Yellow she wore at Will and Kate’s wedding in April 2011 to the tasteful Lilac Snow outfit she wore last year during a visit to Northumberland.
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this bespoke, limited-edition, numbered colour guide is designed to capture and commemorate some of the Queen’s most memorable colour choices since her coronation – featuring PANTONE® Colour references and citing the date and location that determined her outfit colour choice.
A special presentation box was made for the book to be presented to Her Majesty.
Justin Tindall, executive creative director at Leo Burnett London, said, “When you see footage, or read commentary of Queen Elizabeth on her official engagements, at a Royal Wedding or even watching her horse race at the Derby, there is always mention of what she’s wearing. It has been an ever-present subtext to the 60-year reign of our Monarch. The Diamond Jubilee Colour Guide is a celebration of that reign through colour and its meaning – a blend of Leo Burnett’s creativity and Pantone’s expertise in honour of the Diamond Jubilee.”
The Queen Palette project was developed at Leo Burnett London by art directors/copywriters Will Thacker and Blake Waters, executive creative director Justin Tindall, print producer Chris Dale, art buyer Leah Mitchell. Artwork, creative imaging and colour management was by Mundocom. Photographer was Andy Rudak.