About & FAQ

Edith made the original print in this series, the reds of the red caps in Renaissance portraits, during her time at RISD and has been developing the body of work ever since. While these editions can be enjoyed as a series of "painterly Pantones," the ongoing project is research-based and committed to showing viewers new ways of thinking about artists' oeuvres and larger arcs in art history. By creating typologies of color and text, Edith pinpoints revealing and humorous themes throughout artists' careers or periods of time. The hope is to make ideas about art history accessible and compelling to a viewer who might not know much about the subject otherwise.

Edith is a photographer, designer and writer from New York, NY with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her book, Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in September 2021 and is available for pre-order now. She was previously the senior photo editor and photographer, writer-at-large, and associate editor at Man Repeller, as well as the deputy creative director of Rowing Blazers, and now works on projects with publications and brands in a freelance and multidisciplinary capacity. You can find more here: www.edith.nyc


For inquiries about licensing, collaborations, commissions, and artist trades, please send a note here

"Get ‘em while they’re hot – the last batch sold out as quickly as you can say 'The roseate bills in John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: 1827-1838.'" - It's Nice That, “Painterly Pantones”: Photographer Edith Young on her art history-inspired series of colour palettes


Why are the palette prints released in limited batches each week?

This website is operated by a one-woman band and can only handle so much order volume while maintaining a high standard of quality control. 

Why don’t I see the particular print I’ve been waiting for?

Prints are released in limited batches each week, so your palette print of preference is very likely to be available soon.

Where do I sign up to receive e-mail alerts about palette releases?

These latitudinal and longitudinal e-coordinates will take you to the newsletter sign-up page.  

I have a question about licensing, commissions, collaborations, or an artist trade — what’s the best way to reach out? 

By all means, please send a note here!

When can I buy the book?

You can pre-order it now :-) It will be published by Princeton Architectural Press on September 21, 2021. 

The forthcoming palettes in the book aim to highlight a greater sweep of the personalities, hailing from all sorts of backgrounds, that make the history of art and visual culture such rich material to study and enjoy. 

What about those palette tees you used to make?

They may make a comeback mid-2021.

How do you recommend framing a palette print?

Here are two of my favorite ways that my friends Haley and Laura have framed their prints (white or light wood frames with no mat). 

Do you ship internationally?

International shipping is now available! If your country doesn't seem to be an option at checkout, please send a note through here