pantone swatches for perfect beer swigging selection

Finally, a gag gift for that insufferable beer snob you know: Pantone swatches for beer. Designed by Alexander Michelbach and Daniel Eugster, each “Beertone” card gives the exact color value of a beer in RGB, CMYK and HTML code. Their efforts were assisted by some 202 Swiss breweries, which offered SRM data and actual beers as research aids. Fast Company‘s Co.Design blog astutely points out the dichotomous appeal of something like this: It’s a lowbrow concept that was nonetheless treated with care and no small amount of serious craftsmanship, and the result is something quite clever. A Beertone mobile app is on the way, too, which will be an even more convenient resource for beer snobs who are tired of getting dirty looks from bartenders and waitstaff.

[via ADWeek]

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.