Meet Pantone, The Company That Owns Almost Every Colour You Can Imagine

FEATURE: THIS FIRST APPEARED ON JUNKEE.COM

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Depending on what circles you run in, you might have recently seen the name Pantone come up in your newsfeed. This is because the company prophecised last week that Pantone 18-1438 – or simply Marsalawill be the next ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2015. Cue trumpets.

Now, if you’re not familiar with that exact hue, Marsala is a “naturally robust and earthy wine-red” intended to “enrich our mind, body and soul”, according to Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman. Or, perhaps you see it more as a subtle blend of dried blood and rust reminiscent of jam, as I do.

 

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Five Iconic Historical Figures Whose Real Faces You Probably Don’t Recognise

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What do the death stare of Santa Claus, Ned Kelly’s sultry eyes, the luscious locks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte’s bloated head, and the quaint, unassuming smile of Jane Austen all have in common?

The fact that you’ve most likely never seen them before.

In this age of technology, where we holster our iPhones like weapons at the ready, there is little opportunity for us to escape into anonymity. Our faces are everywhere, littered like glitter across the Internet – and they won’t come off no matter how hard we try. But what about those who lived before Snapchat? Who even were they? Did they even have faces? What the hell did they look like?

Turns out, working that out is both exceedingly difficult and weirdly fascinating. Here’s the story behind some of our most famous unknown faces.

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Gravy train; the secrets behind a Ballarat staple

FEATURE: THIS FIRST APPEARED ON THECOURIER.COM.AU

 

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Most people refer to the gravy that “mother used to make” but for Fiona at Breezway this was a tough starting point; her mother’s gravy was dreadful.

But it turned out for the best, her mother’s penchant for packeted variety of gravy has motivated Fiona now to always make it from scratch.

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457 Visas: Who Do They Really Benefit?

FEATURETHIS FIRST APPEARED ON RMITCATALYST.COM 

“You don’t know how lucky you are to be Australian,” he tell me. “All I’ve ever wanted is to live here and have a proper life”. These are the words of Camillo Moreno, my friend, fellow bartender and another immigrant struggling to have a future in this country.

Camillo first travelled to Australia three years ago in an attempt to escape the widespread poverty of his homeland, Colombia. Motivated to quickly find work and make money, he settled down in Queensland. Despite being educated, fit and healthy, he struggled to find consistent work during his first year on a working holiday visa.

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