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Crayola Crayons

There seems to be some brands which are just synonymous with kids – and Crayola Crayons is one of them. Spanning the course of 120 years {yes, that long}, Crayola has been the leader in providing fun and colorful crafting projects that keep kids’ imaginations and creativity alive. Let’s be honest he...

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Creative Giants - Edwin Binney Edwin's little company started out making colorants, which doesn't sound too creative. But from those products, Binney had a vision. He saw a need in the market, specifically among children, and he converted his business to meet that need. He began manufacturing wax crayons, packed in little boxes, for children to use at school in a time when crayons were expensive artists' tools.

A freshly opened box of Crayola crayons. I love that smell. I remember the jumbo ones my mom bought me and I remember my first 64 box that my grandma bought me after I had my tonsils out in Kindergarten!

Crayons are pigments combined with wax that rest on the surface of the paper support.

Didn't you feel joyful when opening a new box of crayons when you were a child? I hope children still do.

Prior to Crayola’s introduction in 1903, the only crayons available were made for artists. Invented by cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith, Crayolas were the first crayons to be both cheap and sturdy enough for everyday use by children. When introduced, a box of Binney & Smith’s Crayola crayons sold for 5¢ and included eight colors: blue, green, red, orange, yellow, violet, brown, and black.

Old School Crayons~ 8 in a box!

Crayola crayons - never saw the box of 48. We always went for the full 64! Didn't know it til I was an adult, but they're made a couple miles from where I grew up. Visited the factory with my grandmother. What a fun day.

truly, i would love to glue this to a wall in my house --- do you think that would be a problem?

Nice example of Victorian era type design. Check out how to create designs using Victorian era type in Nigel French's course: www.lynda.com/...