crayons

A visual history of Crayola colors

Article: A visual history of Crayola colors

In 1903 Crayola crayons existed in only 8 hues. Today they number in 120. Through the years some colors have been deleted, but mostly they’ grown, branching out from the original colors. A friend of Weather Sealed recently created the image above. It is a visual representation of Crayola’s color growth.

Edible crayons

Article: Edible crayons

Using a variety of natural ingredients including crushed nuts, seeds, dried fruit, melted marshmallows, AND fruity pebbles (for sweetness instead of sugar), Luxirare made these edible crayons that read and look quite delicious. Be sure to check out the website for fantastic photos of the entire process. [Via]

Crayon Portraits

Article: Crayon Portraits

The artist Christian Faur has assembled more than one hundred thousand hand cast crayons to create dramatic and beautiful portraits and landscapes. But his art is not drawn with crayons, but rather made from them, standing point up, vertically. He states “My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can…