photo by Sir Fish

photo by Sir Fish

For many designers, their careers began with a fresh new box of Crayolas. A recent post on Colourlovers is all about the beloved crayons and the colourful facts around them.  One fact that I did not know… “According to a Yale University study, the scent of Crayola crayons is among the 20 most recognizable to American adults. Coffee and peanut butter are 1 and 2.”  

“The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.”

It’s kind of refreshing that in the days of kids ‘painting’ on a computer, that Crayolas are as popular as ever. In fact, a couple of weeks ago I tried to buy crayons for my daughter’s party loot bags, Toys R Us was out of stock.

466picThis entry is for all of the kids out there who have fond memories of bits of colourful wax and the creations that came from them. Check out Colourlovers for some really beautiful Crayon photography, RGB formulas for 120 colours, and some interesting trivia!