Pantone 292

During his recent talk at Byam Shaw School of Art, David Batchelor was asked by a member of the audience what his favourite colour is. He laughed and said it was a question he was asked all the time and that his answer is always: Pantone 292. He went on to explain that Pantone 292 is a lyric from a song called Reno Dakota by The Magnetic Fields:

Reno Dakota there’s not an iota of kindness in you
You know you enthrall me and yet you don’t call me
It’s making me blue, Pantone 292
Reno Dakota I’m reaching my quota of tears for the year
Alas and alack you just don’t call me back You have just disappeared
It makes me drink beer
I know you’re a recluse, You know that’s no excuse. Reno, that’s just a ruse
Do not play fast and loose with my heart
Reno Dakota I’m no Nino Rota I don’t know the score
Have I annoyed you or is there a boy who Well he’s just a whore
I’ve had him before
It makes me drink more

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About eleanorbydesign

Graduate of MA Graphic Design at London College of Communication

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