To celebrate National Crayon Month here is the interesting history of crayola crayons. From its earliest days, Crayola has been a color company. During the last 100-plus years, Crayola has grown beyond our founders’ wildest dreams. By applying technical innovation, unparalleled quality, consumer satisfaction and product value, Crayola has become the preeminent producer of hands-on products for creative personal development and fun. Read more about the colorful history here. Oh RIP Dandelion, today it was discontinued.
1 and 2: Original box of crayons
3. Original box of 48 colors
4. Original box of 52 colors
5. Original box of 64 colors
Original Ad – 1905
Random moments of natural beauty captured
by an iPhone.
Wet leaves, love the texture and color
I usually can’t achieve this kind of detail with an
iPhone, the lighting must have been perfect to
capture the water droplets
The bright yellow and shadows caught my attention
Surprised to see hydrangeas in late fall.
Photo taken at twighlight
The word yellow comes from the Old English geolu. Yellow is associated with sunshine,
knowledge, and the flourishing of living creatures, but also with autumn and maturity.
The yellow sun was one of humanity’s most important symbols and was worshiped as
God in many cultures. According to Greek mythology, the sun-god Helios wore a
yellow robe and rode in a golden chariot drawn by four fiery horses across the
heavenly firmament. The radiant yellow light of the sun personified divine wisdom.
The oldest yellow pigment is yellow ochre, which was amongst the first pigments
used by humans. Egyptians and the ancient world made wide use of the mineral
orpiment for a more brilliant yellow than yellow ochre. In the Middle Ages,
Europeans manufactured lead tin yellow. They later imported Indian yellow and
rediscovered the method for the production of Naples yellow, which was used by
the Egyptians. Modern chemistry led to the creation of many other yellows,
including chrome yellow, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, and cobalt yellow.
Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh, 1888