Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours postcard collection

First published in 1814, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomic guide to colour which has been cherished by naturalists and anthropologists for over two centuries – not least by Charles Darwin who found it an indispensable tool during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Now these charming, handmade colour swatches have been recreated as a box of 50 postcards. Each card reproduces a colour swatch with its original poetic description and an animal, plant, and mineral example according to Werner’s unique scheme. The swatches are printed on high-quality art board card with a matt finish and housed in a chunky keepsake box. These charming postcards will be treasured by artists and scientists alike.
A themed postcard collection based on the bestselling Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours Printed on high-quality art board with a matt finish, stored in a chunky keepsake box The 2018 facsimile edition has sold over 23,000 copies and inspired a major new collaboration with paint makers Farrow & Ball which launched in September 2019
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