Color your World: Violet red

Crayola began working on another major shift in their products and colours starting in 1955 after they had to address everything with their new incorporation.  The first things addressed were new wrapper and box assortment designs.  They had a new logo too.  After that came more fundamental colour changes and the introduction of the new No. 64 assortment box; their new dazzling flagship assortment designed to catapult them into the new era with their usual stamp of dominance in the marketplace.

When Crayola introduced their largest box of crayons up to that, the No 64 box, in April of 1958 they clearly had a winning package on their hands.  They took their newly classic 1949 No 48 box with the flip-back lid design and expanded that into the wider box we are still using today.  In addition, they created a first among crayon boxes: the built in sharpener in the back.

VIOLET RED was one of the new colours

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Animal Friend of the Week: Steenbok

Raewyn of decocraftsdigicrafts  have decided to start up her own weekly challenge. SheI wants to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa.

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Steenbok resemble small Oribi, standing 45–60 cm at the shoulder. Their coat is any shade from fawn to rufous . The underside, including chin and throat, is white, as is the ring around the eye. Ears are large with “finger-marks” on the inside. Males have straight, smooth, parallel horns 7–19 cm long. There is a black crescent-shape between the ears, a long black bridge to the glossy black nose, and a black circular scent-gland in front of the eye. The tail is not usually visible, being only 4–6 cm long.DSC_0235

This little fellow loves visiting my garden and to sample on my plants!

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Color your World: Violet (purple)

Violet is the color of amethyst, lavender and beauty berries. It takes its name from the violet flower. Violet and purple look very similar; but violet is a true color, with its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, while purple is a composite color, made by combining blue and red.

The first recorded use of violetas a color name in English was in 1370.

Violet has been a Crayola crayon since the company’s origin in 1903


Color your World: Unmellow yellow

The color unmellow yellow was formulated by Crayola in 1990.

The colour “unmellow yellow” is a similar fluorescent yellow to Laser Lemon but the color is brighter. In crayons, the color may look a little bit orange-ish; the computer display is pale depending on one’s monitor.

The color is supposed to be fluorescent, but there is no mechanism to display fluorescence on a flat computer screen.