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Flying around the blogosphere, faster than news of The God Particle, is this eye-catching and colorful project. In an attempt to create a catalog of human skin tones, Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass started an ongoing project called Humanae in which she matches a subject's flesh color to that of the Pantone Matching System.
Photographing her subjects (each subject is photographed against a backdrop that is the same color as an 11x11 pixel space on their face.):
Some of the results:
images courtesy of Angelica Dass, brought to my attention via DesignBoom