As any designer knows, Pantone chips are a small but very important tool of the trade. They're so small, in fact, that they often get lost or are mistakenly thrown away. Seriously, what are you supposed to do with the leftover chips? Throw them in a dish or tack each teeny weeny one to a cork board? It's pretty frustrating that Pantone hasn't come out with a way to organize its own product, but now there's SLIP, a system developed by Jesse Reed, a graphic designer at MoMA, that keeps your chips safe, tidy and visible.
"Like many designers, we know the frustrations of having disorganized drawers and envelopes full of Pantone chips that didn't make the cut or never made it to the printer. Our solution is simple—put your chips in a SLIP and don't feel guilty about tearing off a few extra options."
You can order a 5-pack of SLIPs for $12.95 and a 10-pack for $19.95.
When Perrin isn't scouting the best new design talent for Core77, or working as the Products Editor of The Architect's Newspaper, or writing for Cool Hunting, Design Applause, Print Magazine, Frieze and The Paris Review, she's trying to put her MFA in Fiction from Vermont College to good use.